What is thread?

  • (noun): A fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving.
    Synonyms: yarn
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "thread":

  • (noun): Any long object resembling a thin line.
    Example: "From the air the road was a gray thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward"
    Synonyms: ribbon
  • (noun): The raised helical rib going around a screw.
    Synonyms: screw thread
  • (verb): Thread on or as if on a string.
    Example: "Thread dried cranberries"
    Synonyms: string, draw
  • (verb): Pass a thread through.
    Example: "Thread a needle"
  • (verb): Remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string.
    Example: "She had her eyebrows threaded"
  • (verb): Pass through or into.
    Example: "Thread tape"; "thread film"
  • (verb): To move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course.
    Synonyms: weave, wind, meander, wander
  • (noun): The connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together.
    Example: "He lost the thread of his argument"
    Synonyms: train of thought

Famous quotes containing the word thread:

    I often wish for the end of the wretched remnant of my life; and that wish is a rational one; but then the innate principle of self-preservation, wisely implanted in our natures, for obvious purposes, opposes that wish, and makes us endeavour to spin out our thread as long as we can, however decayed and rotten it may be.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    A sleeping man holds in a circle around him the thread of the hours, the order of years and of worlds. He consults them instinctively upon awaking and in one second reads in them the point of the earth that he occupies, the time past until his arousal; but their ranks can be mingled or broken.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)