What is thread?

  • (verb): Remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string.
    Example: "She had her eyebrows threaded"
    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
  • (noun): A fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving.
    Synonyms: yarn
  • (verb): To move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course.
    Synonyms: weave, wind, meander, wander
  • (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): Pass through or into.
    Example: "Thread tape"; "thread film"
  • (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:

    Oh sure, everyone goes back to the earth at some point, but life itself is a thread that is never broken, never lost. Do you know why? Because each man makes a knot in the thread during his lifetime: it is the work he has done and that’s what gives life to life in the long stretch of time: the usefulness of man on this earth.
    Jacques Roumain (1907–1945)

    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)

    We construct a narrative for ourselves, and that’s the thread that we follow from one day to the next. People who disintegrate as personalities are the ones who lose that thread.
    Paul Auster (b. 1947)