- cord covered with yarns or fabric, used decoratively.
Origin of cording
- 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
Related Words for cordingpadding, lining, covering, knit, packing, caulking, furring, entangle, cord, secure, bind, tie, tether, loop, tat, surrounding, cording, isolating, protecting
Examples from the Web for cording
Historical Examples of cording
And already it's paid us for the long trip, 'cording to my calculations.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods
Lawrence J. Leslie
Her box had been brought down to the hall, and the porter, who wished to be friendly, was cording it.The Christian
In cording the neck, do not stretch it; hold the cord tight.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million
Sarah Josepha Hale
Cording to Mike, we're all goin' to be rich before we know it.Demos
They were not satisfied with sacking, quilting and cording them.Negro Tales
Joseph Seamon Cotter
- 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.