Dictionary Results for thread


1. thread - noun

· a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

Synonym(s): yarn

Hypernym(s): cord




2. thread - noun

· any long object resembling a thin line; "a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic"; "from the air the road was a grey thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward"

Synonym(s): ribbon

Hypernym(s): object, physical_object




3. thread - noun

· the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together; "I couldn't follow his train of thought"; "he lost the thread of his argument"

Synonym(s): train_of_thought

Hypernym(s): thinking, thought, thought_process, cerebration, intellection, mentation




4. thread - noun

· the raised helical rib going around a screw

Synonym(s): screw_thread

Hypernym(s): rib




5. thread - verb

· to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

Synonym(s): weave, wind, meander, wander

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




6. thread - verb

· pass a thread through; "thread a needle"

Hypernym(s): guide, run, draw, pass




7. thread - verb

· remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string; "She had her eyebrows threaded"

Hypernym(s): extract, pull_out, pull, pull_up, take_out, draw_out, rip_out, tear_out




8. thread - verb

· pass through or into; "thread tape"; "thread film"

Hypernym(s): guide, run, draw, pass




9. thread - verb

· thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"

Synonym(s): string, draw

Hypernym(s): arrange, set_up





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