Associations to the word «Thread»

Pictures for the word «Thread»


THREAD, noun. A long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weaving or in the construction of string.
THREAD, noun. A theme or idea.
THREAD, noun. (engineering) A screw thread.
THREAD, noun. A sequence of connections.
THREAD, noun. The line midway between the banks of a stream.
THREAD, noun. (computing) A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, usually sharing memory and other resources with other threads executing concurrently.
THREAD, noun. (Internet) A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, in which all messages except the first are replies to previous messages in the thread.
THREAD, noun. A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark.
THREAD, noun. (figurative) Composition; quality; fineness.
THREAD, verb. (transitive) To put thread through.
THREAD, verb. (transitive) To pass (through a narrow constriction or around a series of obstacles).
THREAD, verb. To screw on, to fit the threads of a nut on a bolt
THREAD COUNT, noun. A measure of the fineness of fabric; the total number of vertical and horizontal threads per unit of surface such as a square inch.
THREAD COUNTS, noun. Plural of thread count
THREAD LACE, noun. Lace made from linen thread
THREAD MODE, noun. The phenomenon of a wiki being used for discussions.
THREAD NECROMANCY, noun. (Internet) (slang) On an Internet forum, the act of posting in a thread that is already considered dead or/and out of discussion.
THREAD OF LIFE, noun. (Greek mythology) A metaphor for the lifespan of an individual, as generated by Clotho, measured out by Lachesis and terminated by Atropos
THREAD OF LIFE, noun. The link of inheritance from past to present
THREAD OF LIFE, noun. Destiny, fate
THREAD POOL, noun. (computing) A pool of threads created to perform a number of tasks.
THREAD POOL PATTERN, noun. (computing) A concurrency design pattern, where a number of threads are created to perform a number of tasks that are usually organized in a queue.
THREAD POOL PATTERNS, noun. Plural of thread pool pattern
THREAD POOLS, noun. Plural of thread pool
THREAD SNAKE, noun. Any of the fossorial snakes in the family Leptotyphlopidae.
THREAD THE NEEDLE, verb. (idiomatic) To find harmony or strike a balance between conflicting forces, interests, etc. Normally used to indicate the difficulty of doing so; also, sarcastically, for a failed attempt.
THREAD THE NEEDLE, noun. A game in which children stand in a row, joining hands, and in which the outer one, still holding his neighbour, runs between the others.

Dictionary definition

THREAD, noun. A fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving.
THREAD, noun. Any long object resembling a thin line; "a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic"; "from the air the road was a grey thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward".
THREAD, noun. The connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together; "I couldn't follow his train of thought"; "he lost the thread of his argument".
THREAD, noun. The raised helical rib going around a screw.
THREAD, verb. To move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body".
THREAD, verb. Pass a thread through; "thread a needle".
THREAD, verb. Remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string; "She had her eyebrows threaded".
THREAD, verb. Pass through or into; "thread tape"; "thread film".
THREAD, verb. Thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries".

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