I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French corde, from Latin chorda string, from Greek chordē — more at yarn Date: 14th century 1. a. a long slender flexible material usually consisting of several strands (as of thread or yarn) woven or twisted together b. the hangman's rope 2. a moral, spiritual, or emotional bond 3. a. an anatomical structure (as a nerve or tendon) resembling a cord; especially umbilical cord 1a b. a small flexible insulated electrical cable having a plug at one or both ends used to connect a lamp or other appliance with a receptacle 4. a unit of wood cut for fuel equal to a stack 4 x 4 x 8 feet or 128 cubic feet 5. a. a rib like a cord on a textile b. (1) a fabric made with such ribs or a garment made of such a fabric (2) plural trousers made of such a fabric II. transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to furnish, bind, or connect with a cord 2. to pile up (wood) in cords • corder noun

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