cords

[ kawrdz ]
/ kɔrdz /
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noun

(used with a plural verb) clothing, especially trousers, of corded fabric; corduroys.

Origin of cords

First recorded in 1770–80; plural of cord

Definition for cords (2 of 2)

cord

[ kawrd ]
/ kɔrd /

noun

verb (used with object)

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
Related formscord·er, nouncord·like, adjective
Can be confusedchord cord cored.
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British Dictionary definitions for cords (1 of 2)

cords

/ (kɔːdz) /

pl n

trousers, esp jeans, made of corduroy

British Dictionary definitions for cords (2 of 2)

cord

/ (kɔːd) /

noun

verb (tr)

to bind or furnish with a cord or cords
to stack (wood) in cords
Derived Formscorder, 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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Word Origin and History for cords

cord


n.

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.

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Medicine definitions for cords

cord


n.

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