thread

[ thred ]
/ θrɛd /

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 threads (1 of 2)

threads
/ (θrɛdz) /

pl n

a slang word for clothes

British Dictionary definitions for threads (2 of 2)

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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Idioms and Phrases with threads

thread

see hang by a thread; lose the thread.

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