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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fine strand of spun fiber such as cotton or flax, usu. composed of two or more filaments twisted together and used in sewing, weaving, and the like.
You'll need to use a stronger thread when you sew these buttons back on.
definition 2: a strand or fiber of some other natural or manufactured substance; filament.
This rayon thread is quite similar to silk.
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definition 3: something resembling a strand of fiber in appearance or continuity.
The spider weaves its thread and creates a web.When the syrup in the pan is hot enough, it will spin a thread.There was just a thread of blood at the incision.One of the threads of the plot concerns this very sinister character.
definition 4: the helical or spiral ridge on a screw or screwing device.
definition 5: (pl.; slang) clothes.
Nice threads! Going out?
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: threads, threading, threaded
definition 1: to pass thread through (the eye of a needle, a hole in a bead, or the like).
I can't thread a needle without my glasses.
definition 2: to pass (something) through a hole or slit, often to secure it inside (something), as on sprockets.
He threaded the film into the projector.
definition 3: to make (one's way) through carefully or with difficulty.
The undercover police threaded their way through the crowd.
definition 4: to put helical or spiral ridges on or in.
The pipe was threaded at both ends.
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make one's way carefully or with difficulty.
definition 2: to form filaments, as syrup or candy when boiled and dropped from a spoon.
definition 3: to move in a winding course, as a stream.
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derivations: threadlike (adj.), threadlike (adv.)
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