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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fine cord used in sewing, weaving, and the like. Thread is usually made of two or more fibers such as cotton twisted together.
You'll need a needle and thread to fix that tear.
definition 2: something that looks or acts like thread.
There was a fine thread of blood coming from the cut.Are you following the thread of the plot?
definition 3: the curved ridge on a screw or screwing device.
part of speech: verb
inflections: threads, threading, threaded
definition 1: to pass thread through.
He threaded the needle on the sewing machine.
definition 2: to pass (something) through a hole or slit.
He threaded the rope through the pulley.She threaded the film into the old projector.
definition 3: to go along on carefully or with difficulty.
He threaded his way through the forest.
definition 4: to move in a winding course.
The stream threaded between the mountains.
derivations: threadlike (adj.), threadlike (adv.)
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