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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: corde, from Latin chorda 'string', from Greek chorde

cord

1 noun
     
Related topics: Daily Life, Technology, Electrical
cord1
1 [uncountable and countable]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

cords

[plural]DCC trousers made from a thick strong cotton cloth with thin raised lines on it
3 [uncountable and countable]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 cord
4 [countable] American EnglishTM a specific quantity of wood cut for burning in a fire:
We use three cords of wood in a winter.

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