Definition Of thread


a group of linked messages posted on an Internet forum that share a common subject or theme.

I know there are other threads on this subject, but they are more specific in nature.

a helical ridge on the outside of a screw, bolt, etc., or on the inside of a cylindrical hole, to allow two parts to be screwed together.

This can be done either by putting a screw thread of the correct pitch on the barrel's axle or, more often, by shifting a lever.

a long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibers used in sewing or weaving.

Woven gauzes are manufactured from cotton yam or threads and woven like fabric.

a thing resembling a thread in length or thinness, in particular.

A pair of miniature scissors appeared in his hands next, and with mild curiosity, Gale watched the doctor snip gently at the thin silver threads in her skin.

cut a screw thread in or on (a hole, screw, or other object).

That way you'll have a little wiggle room to finesse each screw into its respective hole and get it threaded .

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Example Of thread

  • a common thread running through the scandals was the failure to conduct audits

  • A common thread throughout this discourse is the sense that members of the subjugated regime are outside the mainstream.

  • a major thread running through the book is the primacy of form over substance

  • After the nurse stitched the wound with a sewing needle and cotton thread , the mother and baby were transferred and treated by Dr King and his colleagues at the nearest hospital.

  • Alternately thread the vegetables on wooden or metal skewers.

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