Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “thread”


noun     /θred/
MATERIAL [C, U] a long , thin piece of cotton , wool , etc that is used for sewing : a needle and threadKnitting and sewing
CONNECTION [C] the connection between different events or different parts of a story or discussion : By that point I'd lost the thread of the conversation .Linking and relatingRegarding and concerning
INTERNET [C] a group of pieces of writing on the Internet in which people discuss one subject Internet terminology and abbreviations
(Definition of thread noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “thread”

Definitions of “thread” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


the art and knowledge involved in preparing and eating good food

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More