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English definition of “cord”

cord

noun uk   /kɔːd/ us    /kɔːrd/

cord noun (ROPE/WIRE)

[C or U] (a length of) rope or string made of twisted threads: Where's the cord that ties back the curtains? Do you have some cord that I can tie this parcel up with?Cords, ropes, cables and string [C or U] (UK also flex) a piece of wire covered in plastic, used to connect electrical equipment to a power supply: an extension cordElectrical switches and connections

cord noun (CLOTH)

[U] UK → corduroy: a cord shirt/jacketTextiles made from natural fibres cords [plural] trousers made of corduroy materialTrousers

cord noun (IN THE BODY)

[C] a long structure in the body similar to a rope: the umbilical cordSubstances and structures in the body
(Definition of cord from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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