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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thick string or twine.
We strung a cord between two trees and used it as a clothesline.The box was tied up with two strong cords.
similar words:
line, mesh, tie, twine
definition 2: a flexible electrical cable with a protective covering, used to supply power from an outlet to an appliance.
Did you connect the power cord?
similar words:
definition 3: any part of the body resembling a cord, such as the spinal cord.
definition 4: a unit of volume used for fuel wood, equal to 128 cubic feet or 3.6 cubic meters, arranged in a pile measuring four by four by eight feet.
definition 5: a binding, restraining, or restrictive force.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cords, cording, corded
definition 1: to provide a cord for (an appliance).
definition 2: to stack (fuel wood) in cords.
definition 3: to tie or bind with a cord or cords.
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Are you looking for the word chord? Cord and chord sound alike but have different meanings.
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