thread

  • 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. {Third}.] 1. A… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 thread — thread; thread·bare·ness; thread·dle; thread·ed; thread·en; thread·er; thread·i·ness; thread·less; thread·let; un·thread; …

    English syllables

  • 3 thread — [thred] n. [ME threde < OE thræd (akin to Ger draht) < base of thrawan, to twist: see THROW] 1. a) a light, fine, stringlike length of material made up of two or more fibers or strands of spun cotton, flax, silk, etc. twisted together and… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Thread — Thread, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Threaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Threading}.] 1. To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle. [1913 Webster] 2. To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one s way, through or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 thread|y — «THREHD ee», adjective, thread|i|er, thread|i|est. 1. consisting of or resembling a thread; threadlike. 2. a) composed of fine fibers; …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 thread — ► NOUN 1) a long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibres used in sewing or weaving. 2) a long thin line or piece of something. 3) (also screw thread) a spiral ridge on the outside of a screw, bolt, etc. or on the inside of a cylindrical… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 thread — (n.) O.E. þræd fine cord, especially when twisted (related to þrawan to twist ), from P.Gmc. *thrædus (Cf. M.Du. draet, Du. draad, O.H.G. drat, Ger. Draht, O.N. þraðr), from suffixed form of root *thræ twist (see THROW (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 Thread — [θrɛd] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. thread, eigtl. »Faden«> Folge von Nachrichten zu einem Thema in einer ↑Newsgroup (EDV) …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 9 thread — thread. См. нить. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 10 Thread — (spr. thredd, »Faden«), die engl. Haspellänge: bei Baumwollengarn (auch bout) und der in Deutschland üblichen Weise (middle reel) für Kammgarn = 1,5 Yards, bei der meist gebräuchlichen kurzen Weise (short reel) für Kammgarn = 1 Yard oder 91,44 cm …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 Thread — (spr. thredd), die engl. Haspellänge, bei Baumwollgarn zu 11/2 Yards = 137,16 cm, bei Wollgarn zu 1 Yard = 91,144 cm, bei Leinen und Hanfgarn zu 21/2 Yards = 228,597 cm, bei gezwirnter Seide zu 1 1/3 Yards = 121,92 cm …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 thread — index nexus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 Thread — A fine or slender cord made of two or more yarns or filaments twisted together and used for sewing pieces of material together …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 14 Thread — [θrɛt ], der; [s], s <englisch> (EDV Reihenfolge der Ausführungsschritte eines Programms; Folge von Beiträgen in einem Internetforum) …

    Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • 15 thread — [1] The spiral grooves on a screw, bolt, or nut. See left hand thread right hand thread. [2] helical groove in a cylindrical hole, nut, etc., formed a tap or lathe tool (female or internal thread). See B thread buttressed thread class A thread… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 16 thread — thread1 [θred] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(for sewing)¦ 2¦(ideas)¦ 3 pick up the thread(s) 4¦(internet)¦ 5¦(line)¦ 6¦(on a screw)¦ 7 threads ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: thrAd] 1.) ¦(FOR SEWING)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 thread — thread1 [ θred ] noun ** ▸ 1 used for sewing ▸ 2 line around screw ▸ 3 long line of something ▸ 4 idea that connects ▸ 5 series of messages ▸ 6 very small amount/level ▸ 7 clothes ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count or uncount a long thin fiber used for… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 thread — [[t]θre̱d[/t]] threads, threading, threaded 1) N VAR Thread or a thread is a long very thin piece of a material such as cotton, nylon, or silk, especially one that is used in sewing. This time I ll do it properly with a needle and thread. ...a… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 thread — I n. fiber, cord 1) to make, spin; wind thread 2) coarse; fine; heavy; thin thread 3) cotton; lisle; nylon; polyester; rayon; silk thread 4) a reel (BE), spool (AE) of thread 5) (misc.) to hang by a thread ( to be very uncertain ) theme train of… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 thread — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 piece of cotton, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ strong ▪ delicate (usually figurative), fine, fragile (usually figurative), thin ▪ Our lives hang by a fragil …

    Collocations dictionary