A strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery; SYN. gut.
ETYM L chorda a gut, a string made of a gut, Greek chorde. In the sense of a string or small rope, in general, it is written cord. Related to Cord.
1. A combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together.
2. A straight line connecting two points on a curve.
ETYM Old Eng. gut, got, AS. gut, prob. orig., a channel, and akin to geótan to pour. Related to FOUND to cast.
1. The stomach or belly.
2. (Usually in the plural) An intestine; a bowel; the whole alimentary canal; bowels; entrails.
3. One of the prepared entrails of an animal, esp. of a sheep, used for various purposes.
4. The sac of silk taken from a silkworm (when ready to spin its cocoon), for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread.
ETYM Old Eng. streke; akin to Dutch streek a line, stroke, German strich, as. strica, Swed. strek, Dan. streg, Goth. stricks, and Eng. strike, stroke. Related to Strike, Stroke, Strake.
1. A distinctive characteristic.
2. A sudden flash (as of lightning).
3. An unbroken series of events; SYN. run.
Sinonimi: twine | train | string of words | word string | linguistic string
ETYM Old Eng. string, streng, as. streng; akin to Dutch streng, German strang, Icel. strengr, Swed. sträng, Dan. straeng; probably from the adj, Eng. strong (see Strong); or perhaps originally meaning, twisted, and akin to Eng. strangle.
1. A lightweight cord; SYN. twine.
2. A tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed.
3. A sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding; SYN. train.
4. A linear sequence of words as spoken or written; SYN. string of words, word string, linguistic string.
5. A collection of objects threaded on a single strand.
ETYM Old Eng. wir, as. wir; akin to Icel. vîrr, Dan. vire, lg. wir, wire.
1. A metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance; SYN. conducting wire.
2. Made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc.
3. The finishing line on a racetrack.