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thread

[ thred ]
/ θrɛd /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of thread

before 900; (noun) Middle English threed,Old English thrǣd; cognate with Dutch draad,German Draht,Old Norse thrathr wire; (v.) Middle English threeden, derivative of the noun See throw

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British Dictionary definitions for thread

thread
/ (θrɛd) /

noun
verb
See also threads

Derived forms of thread

threader, nounthreadless, adjectivethreadlike, adjective

Word Origin for thread

Old English thrǣd; related to Old Frisian thrēd, Old High German drāt, Old Norse thrāthr thread
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Other Idioms and Phrases with thread

thread

see hang by a thread; lose the thread.

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