Vrsta tkanine, pliš, baršun.
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.
ETYM Prob. for French corde du roi king's cord.
1. A sort of cotton velveteen fabric, having the surface raised in ridges.
2. Trousers made of corduroy.
Durable cotton or rayon velvet cut-pile fabric which can have differing widths of ribs or cords. Until the 19th century it was mainly used for the clothing of livery and agricultural workers but later it became a common fabric for breeches and jackets worn in field sports. During the 20th century it became popular in casual fashion garments.
ETYM Old Eng. velouette, veluet, velwet; cf. Old Fren. velluau, Late Lat. velluetum, vellutum, Italian velluto, Spanish velludo; all from (assumed) Late Lat. villutus shaggy, fr Latin villus shaggy hair; akin to vellus a fleece, and Eng. wool. Related to Wool, Villous.
A silky densely piled fabric with a plain back.
Fabric of silk, cotton, nylon, or other textile, with a short, thick pile. Utrecht in the Netherlands and Genoa, Italy, are traditional centers of manufacture. It is woven on a double loom, then cut between the center pile to form velvet nap.