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[n] a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
[n] a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
[n] a light insulated conductor for household use
[n] a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet
[v] bind or tie with a cord
[v] stack in cords, of wood

Misc. Definitions

\Cord\ (k[^o]rd), n. [F. corde, L. chorda catgut, chord, cord, fr. Gr. chordh`; cf. chola`des intestines, L. haruspex soothsayer (inspector of entrails), Icel. g["o]rn, pl. garnir gut, and E. yarn. Cf. {Chord}, {Yarn}.]
1. A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together.
2. A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet high, and four feet broad; -- originally measured with a cord or line.
3. Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of vanity. The knots that tangle human creeds, The wounding cords that bind and strain The heart until it bleeds. --Tennyson.
4. (Anat.) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under {Spermatic}, {Spinal}, {Umbilical}, {Vocal}.
5. (Mus.) See {Chord}. [Obs.] {Cord wood}, wood for fuel cut to the length of four feet (when of full measure).
\Cord\ (k?rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cording}.]
1. To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a garment.
2. To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.

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