cord NOUN 1) long thin string or rope made from several twisted strands. 2) a length of cord. 3) an anatomical structure resembling a cord (e.g. the spinal cord). 4) an electric flex. 5) corduroy. 6) (cords) corduroy trousers. 7) a measure of cut wood (usually 128 cu. ft, 3.62 cubic metres).
VERB (usu. corded) attach a cord to.
DERIVATIVES cording noun.
ORIGIN Greek khord 'gut, string of a musical instrument' .

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