English version

cord in Daily life topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcordcord1 /kɔːd $ kɔːrd/ ●●○ noun  1 [countable, uncountable]DT a piece of thick string or thin rope The robe was held at the waist by a cord. He pulled explosives and some tangled cord from his bag.2 cords3 [countable, uncountable]TEE an electrical wire or wires with a protective covering, usually for connecting electrical equipment to the supply of electricity the phone cord an extension cord4 [countable] American EnglishTM a specific quantity of wood cut for burning in a fire We use three cords of wood in a winter. cut the cord at cut1(40), → communication cord, spinal cord, umbilical cord, vocal cords
Examples from the Corpus
cordShe attached a cord and started wearing them around her neck.See you know I set up the printer, the computer, even get a cord to connect them.Flooring should be non-committal: plain, functional cord fitted carpet, or rubber stud flooring.She says that he was hanging by his dressing gown cord from a banister.The phone cord is all tangled.Her glasses hung around her neck on a silky cord.They receive messages from virtually every nerve in the human body via connections with the optic nerve and spinal cord.Invasion of the spinal cord causes paralysis of the arms and legs or of the trunk.Three cords of wood should last us all winter.She pulled the white cord so tight it cut red weals into the white flesh.