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Dictionary definition for: Thread

1. (n) a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) any long object resembling a thin line; "a mere ribbon of land" "the lighted ribbon of traffic" "from the air the road was a gray thread" "a thread of smoke climbed upward"

4. (v) pass a thread through; "thread a needle"

5. (n) 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"

6. (v) remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string; "She had her eyebrows threaded"

7. (n) the raised helical rib going around a screw

8. (v) pass through or into; "thread tape" "thread film"

9. (v) 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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