• (n.) A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted
• (n.) 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.
• (n.) 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.
• (n.) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon
or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal, Umbilical, Vocal.
• (n.) See Chord.
• (v. t.) 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.
• (v. t.) To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the
• (imp. & p. p.) of Core