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): 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
  • (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
  • (verb): Pass a thread through.
    Example: "Thread a needle"
  • (verb): To move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course.
    Synonyms: weave, wind, meander, wander
  • (verb): Pass through or into.
    Example: "Thread tape"; "thread film"
  • (verb): Remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string.
    Example: "She had her eyebrows threaded"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word thread:

    First you find a little thread, a little thread leads you to a string, and the string leads you to a rope. And from the rope you hang by the ... neck.
    —A.I. (Albert Isaac)

    It may be the more
    That no line of her writing have I,
    Nor a thread of her hair,
    No mark of her late time as dame in her dwelling, whereby
    I may picture her there.
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

    It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself,
    Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them.

    And you O my soul where you stand,
    Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space,
    Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres to connect them,
    Till the bridge you will need be form’d, till the ductile anchor hold,
    Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O, my soul.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)