ETYM French corde, Latin chorda catgut, chord, cord, from Greek chorde; cf. cholades intestines, Latin haruspex soothsayer (inspector of entrails), Icel. görn, pl. garnir gut, and Eng. yarn. Related to Chord, Yarn.
Unit for measuring the volume of wood cut for fuel. One cord equals 128 cubic feet (3.456 cubic meters), or a stack 8 feet (2.4 m) long, 4 feet (1.2 m) wide, and 4 feet high.
1. A line made of twisted fibers or threads; SYN. rope, string, twine.
2. A unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet.
3. A cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton; SYN. corduroy.
4. An light insulated conductor for household use; SYN. electric cord.
1. To bind or tie with a cord.
2. To stack in cords, of wood.