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1. string or thin rope made of several twisted strands
2. a length of woven or twisted strands of silk, etc., sewn on clothing or used as a belt
3. a ribbed fabric, esp corduroy
4. US and Canadian a flexible insulated electric cable, used esp to connect appliances to mains
5. Anatomy any part resembling a string or rope
6. a unit of volume for measuring cut wood, equal to 128 cubic feet



(1) A very strong twisted thread of cotton or chemical fiber used in the rubber industry for the manufacture of textile products that serve as semifinished components of rubber goods (such as tires).

(2) A woolen fabric, characterized by a special type of weave that forms longitudinal grooves (3–8 mm wide) along its face. Depending on its strength and thickness, cord is used in the manufacture of dresses, suits, and coats. The heaviest and most durable cord serves as excellent material for automobile upholstery.

What does it mean when you dream about a cord?

Sometimes restriction, but, alternatively, the bonds we have with others. The umbilical cord indicates dependency, and in those kinds of situations we talk about “cutting the cord.”


A small, very flexible insulated cable.
A unit of measure for wood stacked for fuel or pulp; equals 4 × 4 × 8, or 128 cubic feet (approximately 3.6246 cubic meters).
A long, flexible, cylindrical construction of natural or synthetic fibers twisted or woven together.
Strands of material forming the plies in a motor vehicle tire.

electric cord

One or more flexible insulated electric conductors in a flexible insulating covering which is equipped with terminals.
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The rule was introduced in South Tyneside 10 years ago when a baby was injured in an accident when a relative cut the cord.
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The Stop the War coalition said most people opposed war, while MP George Galloway said it was "time to cut the cord which connects Mr Blair and Mr Bush".
His proof-positive product management and customer service initiatives helped to keep that company buoyant after AT&T cut the cord in 1984.
The boy was carrying a cutting pliers at the time of his arrest, and police quoted him as saying he intended to use it to cut the cord holding the handgun.
The digital video recording service will try to cut the cord, although TiVo's business has long depended on cable and satellite providers.
An insider told Radar Online that shortly after the 32-year-old reality star gave birth to the couple's daughter, West encouraged her to pursue her own baby clothes line, as it was a great way for her to be taken a little more seriously and cut the cord with her family.
Paramedics were soon on the scene to cut the cord and take the pair to hospital.
They had to use forceps but he just kind of slipped out and they gave him to me straight away and Stewart got to cut the cord.