- 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)
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Origin of thread
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Example sentences from the Web for thread
A constant thread of influence during those years was jazz, which he heard on the radio and from visiting American groups.Candido Camero, ‘father of modern conga drumming,’ dies at 99|Matt Schudel|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
The “bellwether” status that Vigo enjoyed for decades was hanging by a thread before the election.
I haven’t progressed enough to see if these threads wrap up in a meaningful way, but I’m pleasantly surprised to see their deeper inclusion.‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ impressions: Rekindling the spirit of the series|Elise Favis|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Slipping on his superhero threads, he swings down to midtown just in time to see that the prisoners and the supervillain Rhino make a break for it.‘Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales’: Like its movie counterparts, a confident and entertaining spectacle|Christopher Byrd|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Anxiety was a common thread, fueled by a sense that things could go either way.
On the other hand, you have Tancredo carefully threading his anti-immigrant rhetoric into the larger theme of government spending.
"I almost went home when you invited Jack back in," Cruz said, threading her way through the concrete pillars of the parking ramp.
Little Maude was threading beads; and the two others, much younger, stood looking on—Reginald and Anne.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
It is in threading these tortuous windings that many a fearless venturer has lost foot-hold and been utterly cast away.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
I had to do something with my hands; so I took up a needle off of the table and went to threading it.
Why, I spotted you for a boy when you was threading the needle; and I contrived the other things just to make certain.
It was not so very long since, old Hornbutton Jack had been seen threading his way along its ancient streets.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for thread
Derived forms of threadthreader, nounthreadless, adjectivethreadlike, adjective
Word Origin for thread
Idioms and Phrases with thread
see hang by a thread; lose the thread.