Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “thread”

See all translations

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 subjectInternet terminology and abbreviations
Translations of “thread”
in Korean 실…
in Arabic خَيْط…
in French fil, filetage…
in Turkish iplik, rabıta, mecra…
in Italian filo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 纖維, 線, (光、煙等)線狀物,線狀體…
in Russian нитка, связь, ход…
in Polish nić, nitka, wątek…
in Spanish hilo, hebra, rosca…
in Portuguese linha, fio…
in German der Faden, das Gewinde…
in Catalan fil…
in Japanese (裁縫用の)糸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纤维, 线, (光、烟等)线状物,线状体…
(Definition of thread noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “thread”

Definitions of “thread” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More