Cord wood
Cord Cord (k[^o]rd), n. [F. corde, L. chorda catgut, chord, cord, fr. Gr. chordh`; cf. chola`des intestines, L. haruspex soothsayer (inspector of entrails), Icel. g["o]rn, pl. garnir gut, and E. yarn. Cf. {Chord}, {Yarn}.] 1. A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

The knots that tangle human creeds, The wounding cords that bind and strain The heart until it bleeds. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

4. (Anat.) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under {Spermatic}, {Spinal}, {Umbilical}, {Vocal}. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mus.) See {Chord}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Cord wood}, wood for fuel cut to the length of four feet (when of full measure). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cord|wood — «KRD WUD», noun. 1. wood sold by the cord. 2. firewood piled in cords. 3. wood cut in four foot lengths. 4. timber or trees suitable only for firewood …   Useful english dictionary

  • cord·wood — /ˈkoɚdˌwʊd/ noun [noncount] US : wood used for fires that is piled or sold in cords (sense 4) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cord-wood — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cord — (k[^o]rd), n. [F. corde, L. chorda catgut, chord, cord, fr. Gr. chordh ; cf. chola des intestines, L. haruspex soothsayer (inspector of entrails), Icel. g[ o]rn, pl. garnir gut, and E. yarn. Cf. {Chord}, {Yarn}.] 1. A string, or small rope,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood energy —   Wood and wood products used as fuel, including round wood (cord wood), limb wood, wood chips, bark, saw dust, forest residues, charcoal, pulp waste, and spent pulping liquor.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s Energy… …   Energy terms

  • Wood fuel — is wood used as fuel. The burning of wood is currently the largest use of energy derived from a solid fuel biomass. Wood fuel can be used for cooking and heating, and occasionally for fueling steam engines and steam turbines that generate… …   Wikipedia

  • cord — [kôrd] n. [ME & OFr corde < L chorda < Gr chordē, catgut, chord, cord < IE base * gher , intestine > YARN] 1. a thick string or thin rope 2. any force acting as a tie or bond 3. [from use of a cord in measuring] a measure of wood cut… …   English World dictionary

  • Cord — may refer to: String or rope Cord (sewing), a trimming made of multiple strands of yarn twisted together The spinal cord Cord Automobile, a former American car marque founded by Errett Lobban Cord The cord (volume), used to measure firewood In… …   Wikipedia

  • Cord — (k[^o]rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cording}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To arrange (wood, etc.) in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cord Phelps — Cleveland Indians No. 35 Second baseman Born: January 23, 1987 (1987 01 23) (age 24) Stanford, California …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”