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Meaning of THREAD

Pronunciation:  thred

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the raised helical rib going around a screw
  2. [n]  a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
  3. [n]  the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together; "I couldn't follow his train of thought"; "he lost the thread of his argument"
  4. [n]  any long object resembling a thin line; "a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic"; "from the air the road was a gray thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward"
  5. [v]  thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"
  6. [v]  pass a thread through; "thread a needle"
  7. [v]  to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

THREAD is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: draw, meander, ribbon, screw thread, string, train of thought, wander, weave, wind, yarn
 See Also: arrange, bead, blade, cerebration, cord, cotton, dental floss, filling, floss, go, intellection, Lastex, ligature, locomote, mentation, move, object, physical object, pick, pile, purl, rib, screw, set up, snake, suture, thinking, thought, tinsel, travel, warp, weft, wire, woof, worsted



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Thread\ (thr[e^]d), n. [OE. threed, [thorn]red, AS.
    [thorn]r[=ae]d; akin to D. draad, G. draht wire, thread, OHG.
    dr[=a]t, Icel. [thorn]r[=a][eth]r a thread, Sw. tr[*a]d, Dan.
    traad, and AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist. See {Throw}, and cf.
    1. A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other
       fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a
       compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns
       doubled, or joined together, and twisted.
    2. A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance,
       as of bark; also, a line of gold or silver.
    3. The prominent part of the spiral of a screw or nut; the
       rib. See {Screw}, n., 1.
    4. Fig.: Something continued in a long course or tenor; a,s
       the thread of life, or of a discourse. --Bp. Burnet.
    5. Fig.: Composition; quality; fineness. [Obs.]
             A neat courtier, Of a most elegant thread. --B.
    {Air thread}, the fine white filaments which are seen
       floating in the air in summer, the production of spiders;
    {Thread and thrum}, the good and bad together. [Obs.] --Shak.
    {Thread cell} (Zo["o]l.), a lasso cell. See under {Lasso}.
    {Thread herring} (Zo["o]l.), the gizzard shad. See under
    {Thread lace}, lace made of linen thread.
    {Thread needle}, a game in which children stand in a row,
       joining hands, and in which the outer one, still holding
       his neighbor, runs between the others; -- called also
       {thread the needle}.
  2. \Thread\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Threaded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a
    2. To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect
       or make, as one's way, through or between obstacles; to
             Heavy trading ships . . . threading the Bosphorus.
             They would not thread the gates.      --Shak.
    3. To form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a
       screw or nut.
Computing Dictionary

1. See multithreading.

2. See threaded code.

3. topic thread.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing thread in your dream means that your road to fortune will be a complicated one. You will need to bind together and strengthen commitments and relationships. Seeing broken threads in your dream, forewarns that you will suffer a loss due to the faithlessness of friends.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The central element of a current, continuous along a stream.