1 a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving [syn: yarn]
2 any long object resembling a thin line; "a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic"; "from the air the road was a gray thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward" [syn: ribbon]
3 the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together; "I couldn't follow his train of thought"; "he lost the thread of his argument" [syn: train of thought]
4 the raised helical rib going around a screw [syn: screw thread]
1 to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body" [syn: weave, wind, meander, wander]
2 pass a thread through; "thread a needle"
3 remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string; "She had her eyebrows threaded"
4 pass through or into; "thread tape"; "thread film"
5 thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries" [syn: string, draw]
Etymologythreed, þred, from þrǽd, ðrǽd, from common Germanic *thrēdu, from *treH₁-tu-, from *terH₁- “rub, twist”. Near cognates include German Draht and Icelandic þráður.
- Rhymes: -ɛd
- A long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weaving or in the construction of string.
- A theme or idea.
- All of these essays have a common thread.
- I’ve lost the thread of what you’re saying.
- All of these essays have a common thread.
- A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, all but the first replies to previous messages in the thread.
- A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, generally expected to share memory and other resources with other threads executing concurrently.
- A helical ridge or groove, as on a screw.
- (theme): topic
long, thin and flexible form of material
- Albanian: fill, pe
- trreq Armenian
- Chinese: 線 (xiàn)
- Croatian: nit
- Czech: nit, vlákno
- Dutch: draad, garen
- trreq Esperanto
- Finnish: lanka, rihma, kuitu, säie
- French: fil
- Georgian: ძაფი (dzap‘i)
- German: Faden, Garn, Zwirn
- Greek: νήμα
- trreq Hebrew
- Hungarian: cérna
- Italian: filo
- Japanese: 糸 (いと, ito)
- Korean: 실 (sil)
- Kurdish: پهت
- Latvian: diegs
- trreq Lithuanian
- trreq Mongolian
- trreq Persian
- Polish: nić, nitka
- Portuguese: fio
- Romanian: aţă, tort, fir
- Russian: нить (nit’)
- trreq Slovak
- Slovene: nit
- Spanish: hilo
- Swedish: tråd
- Telugu: దారము (daaramu)
- Thai: (dâai), (chêuak)
- Turkish: tire
theme or idea
internet: series of messages
computing: unit of execution
- Croatian: nit, dretva
- Finnish: säie
- German: Thread
engineering: helical ridge or groove, as on a screw
- To put thread through.
- thread a needle
- To pass (through a narrow constriction or around a series of
- I think I can thread my way through here, but it’s going to be tight.
Thread may refer to:
- A kind of thin yarn, thin fibers spun together, for textiles and sewing
- Screw thread, which turns rotation into linear movement, by a ridge running in a spiral down the length of a cylinder
- Threaded discussion, a group of messages or postings to a newsgroup, mailing list or Internet forum on a single topic
- Thread (computer science), a sequence of instructions which may execute in parallel with other threads
- Threads, a 1984 BBC television movie concerning the after-effects of a nuclear attack on Sheffield, UK
- Thread (Pern), a destructive mindless alien spore in the Dragonriders of Pern series of science fiction novels
- Threads (Stargate SG-1), a Season 8 Stargate SG-1 episode
- Thread (unit of measurement), a cotton yarn measure, equal to 54 inches
- Thread (album), a 1999 album by Wideawake
- Thread is a sugar stage in candy cookery.
- Thread (business technology), a connection invoked by either the buyer or the seller in order to publicly record the quality of a business transaction.
- "Thread", a poem by Patti Smith from her 1978 book Babel
- "Threads," slang for clothing.
thread in German: Thread
thread in Spanish: Hilo (desambiguación)
thread in French: Thread (homonymie)
thread in Italian: Thread
thread in Dutch: Draad
thread in Japanese: スレッド
thread in Norwegian: Tråd
thread in Simple English: Thread
thread in Finnish: Lanka
thread in Swedish: Tråd (olika betydelser)
thread in Czech: Nit
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