cord

[ kawrd ]
/ kɔrd /

noun

verb (used with object)

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM cord

corder, nouncordlike, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH cord

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 of cord

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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Medical definitions for cord

cord

n.

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