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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fastener (part of speech: noun)
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sequence (part of speech: verb)
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filament (part of speech: noun)
- One bore a gold ring curiously marked and worn to a thread. - "A Gentleman Vagabond and Some Others", F. Hopkinson Smith.
- The railroad track split it and narrowed to a mere thread upon the horizon. - "The U.P. Trail", Zane Grey.
- Then she took up the thread by the other end, and handed it to Rollo. - "Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]", Jacob Abbott.