- 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 corder
Contemporary Examples of corder
Eventually Corder said he acquiesced, and the operator connected him.
Those, like Corder, who claim to have spoken to an operator, said they have been met with evasion.
(There is no mention of Corder speaking to an operator in the lawsuit).
Historical Examples of corder
Corder put down his knife and fork, and looked up in amazement.
Corder stood in the door for a moment, on the off-chance that his friend might be joking.
“Rather,” said Corder, now thoroughly strung up to the point.
She appears in a state of stupor and Corder endeavours to urge her to accompany him.Recollections of Old Liverpool
Corder ought to have collared him then and there, I think, but he was in a difficult position.The Red Triangle
- 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.