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Noun: thread  thred
  1. A fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton, silk, wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
    - yarn
     
  2. Any long object resembling a thin line
    "from the air the road was a grey thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward";
    - ribbon
     
  3. The connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together
    "he lost the thread of his argument";
    - train of thought
     
  4. The raised helical rib going around a screw
    - screw thread
     
  5. (computing) a series of messages with the same subject, consisting of an original message and all the replies that follow
Verb: thread  thred
  1. To move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    "the river threads through the hills";
    - weave, wind[2], 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
    "thread dried cranberries";
    - string, draw

Derived forms: threads, threaded, threading

Type of: arrange, article, cerebration, cord, draw, draw out, extract, go, guide, intellection, locomote, mentation, move, object, pass, physical object, pull, pull out, pull up, rib, run, set up, take out, thinking, thought, thought process, travel

Part of: screw

Encyclopedia: Thread