Meaning of “cord” in the English Dictionary

"cord" in British English

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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?

[ C or U ] UK also flex a piece of wire covered in plastic, used to connect electrical equipment to a power supply:

an extension cord

cord noun (IN THE BODY)

[ C ] a long structure in the body similar to a rope:

the umbilical cord

(Definition of “cord” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cord" in American English

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cordnoun [ C ]

us /kɔrd/

cord noun [ C ] (THIN ROPE)

a length of twisted threads or fibers:

She pulled the cord of the Venetian blinds to raise them and let in the sun.

cord noun [ C ] (WIRE)

a length of covered wire that connects electrical equipment to an electrical supply or to other equipment:

an electric cord
a telephone cord

(Definition of “cord” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)