Origin of threaded
- any of a number of fibers twisted into a yarn.
- a yarn, especially as enumerated in describing small stuff.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of thread
Related Words for threadedmix, strap, fortify, interweave, spike, twine, thread, bind, add, attach, interlace, close, tie, plat
Examples from the Web for threaded
Contemporary Examples of threaded
“Umm…they maintain themselves,” she responded when asked whether or not they were threaded, plucked, or waxed.Donald Sterling’s Former Mistress Makes the “Paparazzi Shield” Chic; Cara Delevingne Has Self-Grooming Eyebrows
The Fashion Beast Team
May 5, 2014
I threaded my way through the silent throng of spectators, but was stopped at Fourth Street by a cordon of police.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
He voted against that ban, but threaded the needle a bit by voting for the larger Clinton crime bill.The Gun-Control Fight Harry Reid Can’t Win
January 22, 2013
Yes, of course, it is threaded through with hypocrisy and outright duplicity.Obama Needs a New Tune
August 22, 2011
Threaded between the anecdotes are fascinating insights into the economics of running a restaurant.Classic Food Memoirs
March 1, 2011
Historical Examples of threaded
"There's nothing noble about it at all," she said as she threaded her needle.The Harbor
They threaded the last winding channel and came out into the bay.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
The separators are the standard Willard "Threaded Rubber" separators.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
For an hour they threaded their way through the endless maze of 177 trees.The Hound From The North
He threaded his way through the crowd and back to the smithy.The Spoilers of the Valley
Word Origin for thread
Old English þræd "fine cord, especially when twisted" (related to þrawan "to twist"), from Proto-Germanic *thrædus (cf. Middle Dutch draet, Dutch draad, Old High German drat, German Draht, Old Norse þraðr), from suffixed form of root *thræ- "twist" (see throw). Meaning "spiral ridge of a screw" is from 1670s. Threads, slang for "clothes" is 1926, American English.
"to put thread through a needle," mid-14c., from thread (n.); in reference to film cameras from 1913. The dancing move called thread the needle is attested from 1844. Related: Threaded; threading.
see hang by a thread; lose the thread.