- any of a number of fibers twisted into a yarn.
- a yarn, especially as enumerated in describing small stuff.
Origin of thread
OTHER WORDS FROM thread
How to use thread in a sentence
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
Other Idioms and Phrases with thread
see hang by a thread; lose the thread.