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thread
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 9
1. A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and twisted.
2. A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark; also, a line of gold or silver.
3. The prominent part of the spiral of a screw or nut; the rib. See Screw, n., 1.
4. Fig.: Something continued in a long course or tenor; a, s the thread of life, or of a discourse.
5. Fig.: Composition; quality; fineness.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
2. To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle.
4. To form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a screw or nut.
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