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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.”

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.


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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

electric cord

One or more flexible insulated electric conductors in a flexible insulating covering which is equipped with terminals.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Fortunately a passing ambulance crew were at hand to tend to the baby and cut the cord.
Ian was allowed to cut the cord and took pictures on his mobile phone to show his students.
The rule was introduced in South Tyneside 10 years ago when a baby was injured in an accident when a relative cut the cord.
'All that was left was for the midwife, who had also arrived, to cut the cord - Cathrin didn't even need stitches.
Det Supt Colin Andrews, of Humberside police, was appealing on last night's BBC's Crimewatch programme for anyone with information on the murder of Hereford-born Stephen Hilder, who died after someone cut the cord on his main parachute and the strapping on his reserve chute at Hibaldstow Airfield in north Lincolnshire on July 4.
During and after a birth, physicians should note the condition of the cord--whether it is under- or overcoiled, and whether there are signs of stenosis, Double clamp and cut the cord right after fetal delivery to prevent changes in coiling.