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cord

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

Cord

 

(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.”

cord

[kȯrd]
(electricity)
A small, very flexible insulated cable.
(materials)
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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Mr Bird, who has two children from his first marriage, said: "Being able to cut the cord is important for me.
It was introduced 10 years ago after an accident in which a baby was hurt when a family member cut the cord.
I cut the cord and when they handed him to her I saw Fi literally fall in love.
Julian Beard, Fayette County Urban County Government's Economic Development Director, will officially cut the cord at the 3125 West Broadway location.
Rather like it did Mick when long-suffering Jerry Hall finally cut the cord.
Why else would Sunny the porter chase after her and cut the cord himself - rather than face going back to find a proper midwife?
VoX's broadband voice service is a great solution for any home or small business customer who wants to cut the cord with their local service provider.
Meanwhile, 15 percent say they aren't quite ready to cut the cord, though they say they are somewhat likely to let go of their landline phone.
Our fuel cell systems literally cut the cord to electrical dependence," said James Kaschmitter, CEO of UltraCell.
The PRoC Development Kit reinforces Cypress's strategy of offering customers complete, high-quality development tools for a quick, painless way to cut the cord on wired products," said Marcus Kramer, director of Cypress's Human Interface Device (HID) business unit.
adults are considering abandoning fixed-line service for wireless, and nine percent have already cut the cord, according to a study from Harris Interactive.
As more and more students cut the cord and work untethered, the need to easily print documents becomes crucial.