Origin of cords
Definition for cords (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of cord
Examples from the Web for cords
Others were strangled by the cords of electronic appliances.
They were tied to each other with cords, even when they were sleeping.
There was no second string for each person, the guy who put on the lights, or the one that laid out the cords.
He had before placed a pick and shovel, an axe, a couple of boards and some cords in the boat.Work and Win|Oliver Optic
With cords and ropes, I hold all fit To sail forth at the next weete27 This ship is at an end.
This done, he caused circular seats to be erected round it, and cords suspended from it in all directions.Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions|Charles Mackay
The Indian looked one instant upon the cords which confined his arms, and then glanced fiercely upon his conductors.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
He jerked out a jack knife and cut the cords on their wrists, which were swollen and bleeding.With Sully into the Sioux Land|Joseph Mills Hanson
British Dictionary definitions for cords (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for cords (2 of 2)
Word Origin for cord
Word Origin and History for cords
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.