cord

[ kawrd ]
/ kɔrd /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of cord

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

cord·er, nouncord·like, adjective

Can be confused

chord cord cored.
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British Dictionary definitions for cord

cord

/ (kɔːd) /

noun

verb (tr)

to bind or furnish with a cord or cords
to stack (wood) in cords

Derived Forms

corder, nouncordlike, adjective

Word Origin for cord

C13: from Old French corde, from Latin chorda cord, from Greek khordē; see chord 1
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Medicine definitions for cord

cord


n.

A long ropelike bodily structure, such as a nerve or tendon.
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