- 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 threads
Some were blatantly inferior, he said, at times with metal shavings and burrs in the threads.
The threads attached are short, the comments sarcastic, mostly wondering whether he actually died.More Shocking Than Online Suicides Are the Crowds Who Clamor to Watch|Caitlin Dickson|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Speaking of threads, it occurred to me on the walk over here that your last name has the word “knit” in it.
And of course this is a book with metaphors about threads and sutures.
A1 was too sci-fi, A4 not dramatic enough, so I could simply terminate these threads.A Mathematically Impossible Novel: Manil Suri Explains “The City of Devi”|Manil Suri|March 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The threads of the warp extend in parallel order from the warp-beam to the front of the loom, and are attached to the cloth-roll.Textiles|William H. Dooley
Whatever snarls and tangles have gotten into your threads, time and patience will straighten and unravel.The Price of the Prairie|Margaret Hill McCarter
But the colonel, having been weeks in prison, was as pale as alabaster and his hair shone like threads of silver.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
The traces of the cart are made of fine threads of silk, and he fastens the threads of silk to the backs of the beetles with gum.Peeps at Many Lands: Japan|John Finnemore
At first, one should count the number of threads so as to have the bundles uniform; but with practice this is not necessary.Clothing and Health|Helen Kinne
British Dictionary definitions for threads (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for threads (2 of 2)
Derived Formsthreader, nounthreadless, adjectivethreadlike, adjective
Word Origin for thread
Idioms and Phrases with threads
see hang by a thread; lose the thread.