Origin of corded
- a string or thin rope made of several strands braided, twisted, or woven together.
- Electricity. a small, flexible, insulated cable.
- a ribbed fabric, especially corduroy.
- a cordlike rib on the surface of cloth.
- any influence that binds or restrains: cord of marriage.
- Anatomy. a cordlike structure: the spinal cord; umbilical cord.
- 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.
- a hangman's rope.
- to bind or fasten with a cord or cords.
- to pile or stack up (wood) in cords.
- to furnish with a cord.
Origin of cord
Examples from the Web for corded
Contemporary Examples of corded
One doctor told them to keep their cellphones off their bodies and use them only to text or with a corded headset for two months.Do Cellphones Cause Infertility?
June 2, 2011
Historical Examples of corded
He raised his corded, lean hand to the corded, lean throat as though he was choking.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
It is corded and wired in the most exasperating way, but at last I get it open.My Contemporaries In Fiction
David Christie Murray
He faltered, and his brow was corded with the labor of memory.
Instead of going up to him, she sat down on the corded trunk and began to sob.Fraternity
The doctor started up and beat his thin, corded hand on the mantel.The Squirrel-Cage
- bound or fastened with cord
- (of a fabric) ribbed
- (of muscles) standing out like cords
- string or thin rope made of several twisted strands
- a length of woven or twisted strands of silk, etc, sewn on clothing or used as a belt
- a ribbed fabric, esp corduroy
- any influence that binds or restrains
- US and Canadian a flexible insulated electric cable, used esp to connect appliances to mainsAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): flex
- anatomy any part resembling a string or ropethe spinal cord
- a unit of volume for measuring cut wood, equal to 128 cubic feet
- to bind or furnish with a cord or cords
- to stack (wood) in cords
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.
- A long ropelike bodily structure, such as a nerve or tendon.