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NOUN (4)

1. a line made of twisted fibers or threads;
- Example: "the bundle was tied with a cord"

2. a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet;

3. a light insulated conductor for household use;
[syn: cord, electric cord]

4. a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton;
[syn: cord, corduroy]


VERB (2)

1. stack in cords;
- Example: "cord firewood"

2. bind or tie with a cord;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cord \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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] The knots that tangle human creeds, The wounding cords that bind and strain The heart until it bleeds. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 4. (Anat.) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal, Umbilical, Vocal. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mus.) See Chord. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Cord wood, wood for fuel cut to the length of four feet (when of full measure). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cord \Cord\ (k[^o]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. [1913 Webster] 2. To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Core \Core\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cord (k?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Coring.] 1. To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple. [1913 Webster] He's like a corn upon my great toe . . . he must be cored out. --Marston. [1913 Webster] 2. To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting. [1913 Webster] 3. To extract a cylindrical sample from, with a boring device. See core[8]. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cord n 1: a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord" 2: a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet 3: a light insulated conductor for household use [syn: cord, electric cord] 4: a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton [syn: cord, corduroy] v 1: stack in cords; "cord firewood" 2: bind or tie with a cord
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "cord": beam, billet, board, boarding, braid, brail, cable, clapboard, cordwood, deal, driftwood, firewood, hardwood, lath, lathing, lathwork, ligament, ligation, ligature, line, log, lumber, panelboard, paneling, panelwork, plank, planking, plyboard, plywood, pole, post, puncheon, rope, shake, sheathing, sheathing board, sheeting, shingle, sideboard, siding, slab, slat, softwood, splat, spun yarn, stave, stick, stick of wood, stovewood, string, tendon, thong, three-by-four, timber, timbering, timberwork, twine, twist, two-by-four, weatherboard, wire, wood, yarn
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Cord frequently used in its proper sense, for fastening a tent (Ex. 35:18; 39:40), yoking animals to a cart (Isa. 5:18), binding prisoners (Judg. 15:13; Ps. 2:3; 129:4), and measuring ground (2 Sam. 8;2; Ps. 78:55). Figuratively, death is spoken of as the giving way of the tent-cord (Job 4:21. "Is not their tent-cord plucked up?" R.V.). To gird one's self with a cord was a token of sorrow and humiliation. To stretch a line over a city meant to level it with the ground (Lam. 2:8). The "cords of sin" are the consequences or fruits of sin (Prov. 5:22). A "threefold cord" is a symbol of union (Eccl. 4:12). The "cords of a man" (Hos. 11:4) means that men employ, in inducing each other, methods such as are suitable to men, and not "cords" such as oxen are led by. Isaiah (5:18) says, "Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope." This verse is thus given in the Chaldee paraphrase: "Woe to those who begin to sin by little and little, drawing sin by cords of vanity: these sins grow and increase till they are strong and are like a cart rope." This may be the true meaning. The wicked at first draw sin with a slender cord; but by-and-by their sins increase, and they are drawn after them by a cart rope. Henderson in his commentary says: "The meaning is that the persons described were not satisfied with ordinary modes of provoking the Deity, and the consequent ordinary approach of his vengeance, but, as it were, yoked themselves in the harness of iniquity, and, putting forth all their strength, drew down upon themselves, with accelerated speed, the load of punishment which their sins deserved."
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CORD, measures. A cord of wood must, when the wood is piled close, measure eight feet by four, and the wood must be four feet long. There are various local regulations in our principal cities as to the manner in which wood shall be measured and sold.