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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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He cut the umbilical cord and thought the baby porcupine was dead until he started massaging it and it began breathing.
To protect the mother and her baby from infection, Ongjunco did not cut the umbilical cord and instead instructed the driver to bring them to the nearest hospital, Cera said.
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After the birth, paramedics were called to their North Shields home and Kieran helped cut the umbilical cord.
"I was bored with Pau and at some point I realised I had to cut the umbilical cord, " he said.
It took 29 minutes before the doctors could cut the umbilical cord, certain that Joshua could breathe on his own.
Hemal used a shoestring to tie and cut the umbilical cord for baby Jake.
Terrice Thomas gave birth in the reclined front seat of a Toyota SUV in the presence of the child's father, and firefighters checked the baby's vital signs and cut the umbilical cord. Connelly added: "We kept the mother calm and ensured the baby was warm."
Rachel Cowley cut the umbilical cord of her partner's baby, then walked out of a hospital clutching her own daughter Isabelle's hand.
TONY Blair's chief fundraiser yesterday urged Labour to "cut the umbilical cord" and accept curbs on trade union donations.