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Definition of thread:

  1. A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark; also, a line of gold or silver.
  2. A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and twisted.
  3. Fig.: Composition; quality; fineness.
  4. Fig.: Something continued in a long course or tenor; a, s the thread of life, or of a discourse.
  5. The prominent part of the spiral of a screw or nut; the rib. See Screw, n., 1.
  6. To form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a screw or nut.
  7. To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle.
  8. To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one's way, through or between obstacles; to thrid.
  9. To strike ( the cue ball) below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball.


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