What is cord?

  • (noun): A light insulated conductor for household use.
    Synonyms: electric cord
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "cord":

  • (noun): A line made of twisted fibers or threads.
    Example: "The bundle was tied with a cord"
  • (verb): Stack in cords.
    Example: "Cord firewood"
  • (verb): Bind or tie with a cord.
  • (noun): A cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton.
    Synonyms: corduroy
  • (noun): A unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet.

Famous quotes containing the word cord:

    Ah! How neatly tied, in these people, is the umbilical cord of morality! Since they left their mothers they have never sinned, have they? They are apostles, they are the descendants of priests; one can only wonder from what source they draw their indignation, and above all how much they have pocketed to do this, and in any case what it has done for them.
    Antonin Artaud (1896–1948)

    Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
    Bible: Hebrew Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.

    The psychological umbilical cord is more difficult to cut than the real one. We experience our children as extensions of ourselves, and we feel as though their behavior is an expression of something within us...instead of an expression of something in them. We see in our children our own reflection, and when we don’t like what we see, we feel angry at the reflection.
    Elaine Heffner (20th century)