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cording

[kawr-ding] /ˈkɔr dɪŋ/
noun
1.
cord covered with yarns or fabric, used decoratively.
Origin of cording
1565-1575
First recorded in 1565-75; cord + -ing1

cord

[kawrd] /kɔrd/
noun
1.
a string or thin rope made of several strands braided, twisted, or woven together.
2.
Electricity. a small, flexible, insulated cable.
3.
a ribbed fabric, especially corduroy.
4.
a cordlike rib on the surface of cloth.
5.
any influence that binds or restrains:
cord of marriage.
6.
Anatomy. a cordlike structure:
the spinal cord; umbilical cord.
7.
a unit of volume used chiefly for fuel wood, now generally equal to 128 cu. ft. (3.6 cu. m), usually specified as 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 4 feet high (2.4 m × 1.2 m × 1.2 meters).
Abbreviation: cd, cd.
8.
a hangman's rope.
verb (used with object)
9.
to bind or fasten with a cord or cords.
10.
to pile or stack up (wood) in cords.
11.
to furnish with a cord.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English coord(e) < Anglo-French, Old French corde < Latin chorda < Greek chordḗ gut; confused in part of its history with chord1
Related forms
corder, noun
cordlike, adjective
Can be confused
chord, cord, cored.
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Examples from the Web for cording
Historical Examples
  • And already it's paid us for the long trip, 'cording to my calculations.

  • Her box had been brought down to the hall, and the porter, who wished to be friendly, was cording it.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • In cording the neck, do not stretch it; hold the cord tight.

  • cording to Mike, we're all goin' to be rich before we know it.

    Demos George Gissing
  • They were not satisfied with sacking, quilting and cording them.

    Negro Tales Joseph Seamon Cotter
  • I then put in the balance of the evening cording it up—that is what I had cut.

    A Texas Cow Boy Chas. A. Siringo
  • With his sword Kibei tore and severed the cording of the net.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari James S. De Benneville
  • That's always the result of a glass of ale, 'cording to the tracts.'

  • Jeanne stood by with a defiant air, superintending the cording of the last one.

    Between Whiles Helen Hunt Jackson
  • You can make it anything—according to what you do, 'cording to the corn it's alongside.

    Plays Susan Glaspell
British Dictionary definitions for cording

cord

/kɔːd/
noun
1.
string or thin rope made of several twisted strands
2.
a length of woven or twisted strands of silk, etc, sewn on clothing or used as a belt
3.
a ribbed fabric, esp corduroy
4.
any influence that binds or restrains
5.
(US & Canadian) a flexible insulated electric cable, used esp to connect appliances to mains Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) flex
6.
(anatomy) any part resembling a string or rope: the spinal cord
7.
a unit of volume for measuring cut wood, equal to 128 cubic feet
verb (transitive)
8.
to bind or furnish with a cord or cords
9.
to stack (wood) in cords
Derived Forms
corder, noun
cordlike, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French corde, from Latin chorda cord, from Greek khordē; see chord1
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Word Origin and History for cording

cord

n.

c.1300, from Old French corde "rope, string, twist, cord," from Latin chorda "string of a musical instrument, cat-gut," from Greek khorde "string, catgut, chord, cord," from PIE root *ghere- "intestine" (see yarn). As a measure of wood (eight feet long, four feet high and wide) first recorded 1610s, so called because it was measured with a cord of rope.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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cording in Medicine

cord or chord (kôrd)
n.
A long ropelike bodily structure, such as a nerve or tendon.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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