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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cord
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
communication cord
cut the umbilical cord
▪ Teenage boys especially feel a need to cut the umbilical cord tying them to their mothers.
emergency cord
spinal cord
umbilical cord
▪ All modern popular music has an umbilical cord linking back to blues and R and B.
vocal cords
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
spinal
▪ Low levels of hybridization are also detectable in other regions of the spinal cord.
▪ Invasion of the spinal cord causes paralysis of the arms and legs or of the trunk.
▪ For example, it is absent in such diverse conditions as constipation, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and thoracic spinal cord injuries.
▪ Or worse: a disk slipped, or the spinal cord snapped?
▪ In the same way, nerve cells in the spinal cord show activity whenever a particular movement is made by the arm.
▪ The ball had entered his body in front and passed out near the spinal cord, paralyzing him in legs and arms.
▪ But Peter's back was broken and his spinal cord damaged.
▪ And the fifth layer sends signals to other deep and distant neural structures, sometimes even the spinal cord.
umbilical
▪ A search for a suitable bone marrow or umbilical cord donor for Garrett is under way.
▪ The doctor hunts for the umbilical cord on the ultra sound scanner to take a sample.
▪ When my daughter still had her umbilical cord, my husband worried about infection.
▪ Severing the umbilical cord between landlords and peasants vastly increased the proportion of the population for which the centre was directly responsible.
▪ The stump where the umbilical cord breaks after foaling is a potential route for pathogens into the foal's system.
▪ Discussion Immediate umbilical cord clamping deprives neonates of a significant volume of blood.
▪ The door hangs off its hinges, the cash register ripped from its electronic umbilical cord.
vocal
▪ In addition to the ordinary vocal cords, the cat possesses a second pair of structures called vestibular folds, or false vocal cords.
▪ Those corn-rows are murder on the vocal cords.
▪ When sounds are unvoiced, the vocal cords are relaxed to allow the air a completely free passage.
▪ Not surprising in that it no longer possessed vocal cords.
▪ No vibration is caused by the vocal cords because they are not being put into action.
▪ With an effort, she made them part, and then her vocal cords let her down by refusing to work.
▪ The false vocal cord theory is the most obvious and the simplest.
▪ It explains the otherwise puzzling presence of the second, or false, pair of vocal cords.
■ NOUN
clamping
▪ Most of the previous research into the timing of cord clamping has concentrated on babies born near term.
▪ We did not time onset of respiration relative to cord clamping but many infants in the regulated group were already crying.
▪ Discussion Immediate umbilical cord clamping deprives neonates of a significant volume of blood.
▪ We believe, however, that further study is needed before firm recommendations about umbilical cord clamping can be made.
communication
▪ The man opposite me yanks the communication cord, and we lurch to a halt.
▪ I came close to pulling the communication cord.
▪ Overhead is a communication cord, as in a train.
▪ And on the second train from Oxford they pulled the communication cord to try to avoid us.
emergency
▪ That coppery twang on the emergency cord that hangs tight in his gut.
▪ An officer allegedly pulled the emergency cord as a joke.
injury
▪ For example, it is absent in such diverse conditions as constipation, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and thoracic spinal cord injuries.
▪ With spinal cord injuries, recovery can be prolonged.
▪ Ten patients had been treated for prostate cancer and one had experienced a spinal cord injury.
nylon
▪ Push behind latches. 6 Hook up neckband on first row, push behind latches and remove waste and nylon cord.
▪ Replacing the nylon cord on the hood with shock cord would save the eyes getting a lashing in the wind.
■ VERB
cut
▪ The maternal bond had been cut with the umbilical cord - at birth.
▪ Boys in particular need to cut the umbilical cord.
▪ She would cut the cord that bound her to them cleanly and irrevocably.
▪ Before it could, I cut the cord and took it into the ante-room.
pull
▪ She pulled the white cord so tight it cut red weals into the white flesh.
▪ So as I moved toward the wall, I pulled the cord with me.
▪ I came close to pulling the communication cord.
▪ Chops responds, without pausing in his frantic pulling on the starter cord.
▪ And on the second train from Oxford they pulled the communication cord to try to avoid us.
▪ I stumbled back and sat down heavily on the plinth, then staggered upright and pulled my cords back up.
▪ When the shrine was full, Kalchu began to pull the cord of the big brass bell hanging above his head.
tie
▪ He poked his nose outside to see if he could tie off the cord.
▪ A pound and a quarter of C-4 explosive was tied with an explosive cord to wooden crates holding the rockets.
▪ After pulling up the curtain to the desired width, tie the cords neatly but do not cut them off.
use
▪ And who used different words. cords Sethe understood then but could neither recall nor repeat now.
wear
▪ Neither officer seems to wear cords on the M1889 field hat, identified by its lack of brass screen ventilators.
▪ He wore an anorak over a wool sweater with a polo neck and he wore tough cord jeans and walking boots.
▪ Andy wore cords, shirt and jumper and body-warmer; a cap hung from the top of one of the nearby posts.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
cut the (umbilical) cord
▪ Before it could, I cut the cord and took it into the ante-room.
▪ Boys in particular need to cut the umbilical cord.
▪ She would cut the cord that bound her to them cleanly and irrevocably.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Her glasses hung around her neck on a silky cord.
▪ The phone cord is all tangled.
▪ Three cords of wood should last us all winter.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Flooring should be non-committal: plain, functional cord fitted carpet, or rubber stud flooring.
▪ Invasion of the spinal cord causes paralysis of the arms and legs or of the trunk.
▪ See you know I set up the printer, the computer, even get a cord to connect them.
▪ She attached a cord and started wearing them around her neck.
▪ She pulled the white cord so tight it cut red weals into the white flesh.
▪ She says that he was hanging by his dressing gown cord from a banister.
▪ They receive messages from virtually every nerve in the human body via connections with the optic nerve and spinal cord.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cord

Cord \Cord\ (k[^o]rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corded; p. pr. & vb. n. Cording.]

  1. To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a garment.

  2. To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.

Cord

Cord \Cord\ (k[^o]rd), n. [F. corde, L. chorda catgut, chord, cord, fr. Gr. chordh`; cf. chola`des intestines, L. haruspex soothsayer (inspector of entrails), Icel. g["o]rn, pl. garnir gut, and E. yarn. Cf. Chord, Yarn.]

  1. A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together.

  2. A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet high, and four feet broad; -- originally measured with a cord or line.

  3. Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of vanity.

    The knots that tangle human creeds, The wounding cords that bind and strain The heart until it bleeds.
    --Tennyson.

  4. (Anat.) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal, Umbilical, Vocal.

  5. (Mus.) See Chord. [Obs.]

    Cord wood, wood for fuel cut to the length of four feet (when of full measure).

Cord

Core \Core\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cord (k?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Coring.]

  1. To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple.

    He's like a corn upon my great toe . . . he must be cored out.
    --Marston.

  2. To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.

  3. To extract a cylindrical sample from, with a boring device. See core[8].

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
cord

c.1300, from Old French corde "rope, string, twist, cord," from Latin chorda "string of a musical instrument, cat-gut," from Greek khorde "string, catgut, chord, cord," from PIE root *ghere- "intestine" (see yarn). As a measure of wood (eight feet long, four feet high and wide) first recorded 1610s, so called because it was measured with a cord of rope.

Wiktionary
cord

n. 1 A long, thin, flexible length of twisted yarns (strands) of fiber (rope, for example); (qualifier: uncountable) such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity. 2 A small flexible electrical conductor composed of wires insulated separately or in bundles and assembled together usually with an outer cover; the electrical cord of a lamp, sweeper ((qualifier: US) vacuum cleaner), or other appliance. 3 A unit of measurement for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 × 4 × 8 feet), composed of logs and/or split logs four feet long and none over eight inches diameter. It is usually seen as a stack four feet high by eight feet long. 4 (''in plural'' '''cords''') ''See'' cords. 5 (misspelling of chord nodot=1 English): a cross-section measurement of an aircraft wing. 6 (dated form of chord nodot=1 English): musical sense. 7 (context figuratively English) Any influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord. 8 (context anatomy English) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, especially a tendon or nerve. vb. 1 To furnish with cords 2 To tie or fasten with cords 3 To flatten a book during binding 4 To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.

WordNet
cord
  1. n. a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"

  2. a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet

  3. a light insulated conductor for household use [syn: electric cord]

  4. a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton [syn: corduroy]

cord
  1. v. stack in cords; "cord firewood"

  2. bind or tie with a cord

Wikipedia
Cord (automobile)

Cord was the brand name of an American automobile company from Connersville, Indiana, manufactured by the Auburn Automobile Company from 1929 to 1932 and again in 1936 and 1937.

The Cord Corporation was founded and run by E. L. Cord as a holding company for his many transportation interests, including Auburn. Cord was noted for its innovative technology and streamlined designs. Cord had a philosophy to build truly different, innovative cars, believing they would also sell well and turn a profit. This did not always work well in practice.

Cord (unit)

The cord is a unit of measure of dry volume used to measure firewood and pulpwood in the United States and Canada.

A cord is the amount of wood that, when "racked and well stowed" (arranged so pieces are aligned, parallel, touching and compact), occupies a volume of . This corresponds to a well-stacked woodpile high, long, and deep; or any other arrangement of linear measurements that yields the same volume.

The name cord probably comes from the use of a cord or string to measure it.

Cord (band)

Cord (often written as C/O/R/D) are a four-piece band from Norfolk, UK. Originally signed by Island Records on a five album deal they were released from their contract in March 2007. The band's song "Go Either Way" is featured on the soundtrack for EA's video game Madden NFL 07. Also, the song "Sea of Trouble" was featured in the NME Essential Bands 2007.

The band split in 2008, however reformed in 2010 and released their second album, 'Later Is Better for Me, If That's Okay?', in 2011 on the NRone record label.

Cord (film)

Cord (also released as Hide and Seek) is a 2000 thriller film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Tilly, Bruce Greenwood, and Vincent Gallo.

Cord (sewing)

In sewing, cord is a trimming made by twisting or plying two or more strands of yarn together. Cord is used in a number of textile arts including dressmaking, upholstery, macramé, and couching.

Soft cotton cord forms the filling for piping.

Cord

Cord or CORD may refer to:

  • Rope
  • Cord (band), a British rock group
  • Cord (film), a 2000 film starring Daryl Hannah and Jennifer Tilly
  • Cord (sewing), a trimming made of multiple strands of yarn twisted together
  • Cord (unit), a unit of measurement for firewood and pulpwood used in North America
  • Cord, Arkansas
  • Cord Automobile, a former American car marque
  • The Cord Weekly, a student newspaper at Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Cable, in electronics
  • Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders, a non-profit health organization
  • Christian Outreach for Relief & Development, a humanitarian organization, based in Leamington Spa, England
  • Coalition for Reforms and Democracy, a Kenyan political coalition
  • Congress on Research in Dance, a professional society for dance research
  • Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, a scientific organization
  • Vibrating string
Cord (charity)

Cord is a peacebuilding charity working with people and communities affected by violent conflict in Africa and Asia. Established in 1967 and located in Leamington Spa, UK, Cord works by "carrying out practical work relieving poverty and promoting social cohesion to build peace, working with people and communities of all faiths or none".

Peacebuilding projects include water and sanitation, education, women's empowerment and capacity building.

The organisation currently works in Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Laos and Myanmar combining its efforts with the support of individuals, schools, churches, trusts, companies, the British Government, the European Union and the United Nations.

Cord took an active part in gathering support for the victims of the Darfur conflict and are still working with over 250,000 Sudanese who are living in the refugee camps of Eastern Chad.

Cord's Ambassador is BBC Midlands Today presenter, Sarah Falkland. The charity's patrons include British Member of Parliament Chris White and author Gillian Cross. Cord’s Chief Executive is Mark Simmons. Cord is a member of People In Aid, a global network of development and humanitarian assistance agencies which promote, support and recognise good practice in the management of aid personnel.

Usage examples of "cord".

Veda: among them his divine birth is that which is distinguished by the ligation of the zone and sacrificial cord, and in that birth the Gayatri is his mother, and the Acharya his father.

This matter of the cords explains, perhaps, why the population of Asuncion was almost unanimous in favour of the Bishop.

Major Dillon had not one but three stopwatches, all hanging from cords around his neck, and then, as the ferrying of the avgas to the Catalina was carried out, understood what he was doing with them.

The two patrolmen were taking the shortest way back into the city centre, along the state highway that parallels the A14 autostrada from Ancona and the Adriatic coast, looping through the unlovely dormitory suburbs to the north of Bologna to connect with the spinal cord of the Ai.

There were delicate tiny baskets with dyed quill designs, small leather bags embroidered with mollusk-shell beads, and cords twisted and knotted into patterns.

If a bilaterally symmetric creature were equal-ended, the nerve cords would, understandably enough, be expected to be equal-ended as well.

Four Quarters, then took the birdstone his father had given him, an intricately carved piece of basalt about the size of his thumb attached to a slender linen cord, and twirled it until it sang.

She was tiny compared to the others, with a cute round face and a mop of curly hair and she was holding up a single bluegill on a nylon cord.

But Bollo, who had gone out and broken the thick corded ice of the well, informed me it stank, not fit to drink.

The bonds around her ankles fell away, a knife blade slid between her wrists, severing those cords, and then whatever held her gag in place was untied.

Then three spare cords should be carried for each bow, with a great store of arrow-heads, besides the brigandines of chain mail, the wadded steel caps, and the brassarts or arm-guards, which were the proper equipment of the archer.

I be surprised when I regained consciousness to find that I was naked, apart from a breechclout, and that my hands were lashed together with cords and that I was yoked to what remained of my men?

Then he created a browband with another cord, pulling some of the rest of her hair with it across her forehead to join the braid on the other side.

But Maude and Alice seized the lovely brownette and dragged her down the steps, then removed all of her clothes except a pair of black silk drawers, tying her wrists and ankles with slim cords which were in turn made fast to rings sewn into the couch.

Jerry and his accoutrements but two of the spears, and the cord with which the bushranger had bound him.