An electrical cord.



  • A long, thin, flexible length of twisted yarns (strands) of fiber (rope, for example); such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.
  • A small flexible electrical conductor composed of wires insulated separately or in bundles and assembled together usually with an outer cover; the electrical cord of a lamp, sweeper ( vacuum cleaner), or other appliance.
  • A unit of measurement for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 × 4 × 8 feet), composed of logs and/or split logs four feet long and none over eight inches diameter. It is usually seen as a stack four feet high by eight feet long.
  • Any influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord.
  • Any structure having the appearance of a cord, especially a tendon or nerve.
  • : musical sense.
  • Misspelling of chord: a cross-section measurement of an aircraft wing.


  • To furnish with cords
  • To tie or fasten with cords
  • To flatten a book during binding
  • To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.


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  • From Middle English corde, from Old French corde, from Latin chorda, from Doric Ancient Greek χορδά (compare Ionic χορδή, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer-). More at yarn and hernia.

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