Origin of cords
verb (used with object)
Origin of cord
Examples from the Web for cords
Contemporary Examples of cords
Others were strangled by the cords of electronic appliances.Men Who Hate Women
Barbie Latza Nadeau
February 17, 2013
They were tied to each other with cords, even when they were sleeping.A Shocking Letter From the Congo
Tina Brown, Annie Rashidi-Mulumba
April 14, 2010
There was no second string for each person, the guy who put on the lights, or the one that laid out the cords.Elvis's Doctor Speaks
August 14, 2009
Historical Examples of cords
After the captain left him, he struggled hard to unloose the cords which bound him.Brave and Bold
Cut these cords just as quickly as you can, and take us to the general.In the Midst of Alarms
The cords hurt his hands somewhat, and his legs were cramped.
He felt the cords about his wrists giving somewhat and he redoubled his efforts.
Suspend this affair inside your tent by means of cords or tapes.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
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.