- 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
Examples from the Web for threadlike
(b) Roundworms, minute threadlike creatures, are not often seen by the city girl or boy.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
A little later, we find among them one or two delicate pink, starry flowers on very slender, threadlike stems.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons
It was an infinitely fine, threadlike projection from the surface of the planet.Sand Doom|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He saw Lady Galloway, slim and threadlike, with silver hair and a face sensitive and superior.The Innocence of Father Brown|G. K. Chesterton
Under surface of hind wing commonly marked with threadlike streaks: the Hair-streaks.Butterflies Worth Knowing|Clarence M. Weed
British Dictionary definitions for threadlike
Derived Formsthreader, nounthreadless, adjectivethreadlike, adjective
Word Origin for thread
Idioms and Phrases with threadlike
see hang by a thread; lose the thread.