verb (used with object)
Origin of cord
Examples from the Web for cord
Contemporary Examples of cord
The popular snack has also struck a cord with Paleo dieters, according to Lewis.Is Cricket Flour the New Protein Powder?
November 21, 2014
The length of the cord that connects a user's equipment should not be relevant.What the Aereo Decision Means for You
June 25, 2014
Reluctantly, the stewardess fetches the cord, and Willie finishes lashing the vintage Gibsons into position.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band
March 15, 2014
Today consumers react by cutting the cord and switching to cheaper alternatives.Amazon Stock May Be Up, but the Company Still Doesn’t Make Any Money
October 25, 2013
And just now they are starting to cut the cord on cable service to the home.Why Time Warner Cable Can’t Cave to CBS’s Demands
August 10, 2013
Historical Examples of cord
It is but the eye to the cord, the cord to the shaft, and the shaft to the mark.
The great bow creaked and groaned and the cord vibrated with the tension.
Johnson was stationed in the powder-magazine, in charge of the cord which held the bait.The Field of Ice
I said, holding up his wrist where the remnant of the cord was hanging.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
These vermin are more to be feared than hangman's cord or headsman's axe.'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Word Origin for cord
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.