thread


thread
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. filament, fiber, hair; string; yarn; linen, cotton, silk, lisle, nylon, etc.; course, drift, train (of thought). See continuity, narrowness.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. cotton, yarn, wool, lisle, filament, fiber, strand, wire, hair, gossamer, cobweb, twist, string, tape, ribbon, braid, strand; see also cloth .
v.
1. [To pass thread through a needle]
Syn. wire, string, run through, wind through, slip through.
Ant. undo*, unthread, change the thread.
2. [To connect]
Syn. attach, weave together, string together; see join 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. line filament, string, yarn, strand, cord, fiber.
2. theme motif, subject.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A very fine continuous strand: fiber, fibril, filament. See THING. 2. Something that suggests the continuousness of a fine continuous filament: skein, strand. See CONTINUE. 3. Slang. Articles worn to cover the body. Used in plural: apparel, attire, clothes, clothing, dress, garment (used in plural), habiliment (often used in plural), raiment. Informal: dud (used in plural), tog (used in plural). See PUT ON. II verb To put (objects) onto a fine continuous filament: string. See ORDER.

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  • Thread — (thr[e^]d), n. [OE. threed, [thorn]red, AS. [thorn]r[=ae]d; akin to D. draad, G. draht wire, thread, OHG. dr[=a]t, Icel. [thorn]r[=a][eth]r a thread, Sw. tr[*a]d, Dan. traad, and AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist. See {Throw}, and cf. {Third}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thread — thread; thread·bare·ness; thread·dle; thread·ed; thread·en; thread·er; thread·i·ness; thread·less; thread·let; un·thread; …   English syllables

  • thread — [thred] n. [ME threde < OE thræd (akin to Ger draht) < base of thrawan, to twist: see THROW] 1. a) a light, fine, stringlike length of material made up of two or more fibers or strands of spun cotton, flax, silk, etc. twisted together and… …   English World dictionary

  • Thread — Thread, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Threaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Threading}.] 1. To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle. [1913 Webster] 2. To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one s way, through or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thread|y — «THREHD ee», adjective, thread|i|er, thread|i|est. 1. consisting of or resembling a thread; threadlike. 2. a) composed of fine fibers; …   Useful english dictionary

  • thread — ► NOUN 1) a long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibres used in sewing or weaving. 2) a long thin line or piece of something. 3) (also screw thread) a spiral ridge on the outside of a screw, bolt, etc. or on the inside of a cylindrical… …   English terms dictionary

  • thread — (n.) O.E. þræd fine cord, especially when twisted (related to þrawan to twist ), from P.Gmc. *thrædus (Cf. M.Du. draet, Du. draad, O.H.G. drat, Ger. Draht, O.N. þraðr), from suffixed form of root *thræ twist (see THROW (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • Thread — [θrɛd] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. thread, eigtl. »Faden«> Folge von Nachrichten zu einem Thema in einer ↑Newsgroup (EDV) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • thread — thread. См. нить. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Thread — (spr. thredd, »Faden«), die engl. Haspellänge: bei Baumwollengarn (auch bout) und der in Deutschland üblichen Weise (middle reel) für Kammgarn = 1,5 Yards, bei der meist gebräuchlichen kurzen Weise (short reel) für Kammgarn = 1 Yard oder 91,44 cm …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thread — (spr. thredd), die engl. Haspellänge, bei Baumwollgarn zu 11/2 Yards = 137,16 cm, bei Wollgarn zu 1 Yard = 91,144 cm, bei Leinen und Hanfgarn zu 21/2 Yards = 228,597 cm, bei gezwirnter Seide zu 1 1/3 Yards = 121,92 cm …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon