(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): yarn

Definition categories: man–made, cord

2. any long object resembling a thin line

- from the air the road was a grey thread

- a thread of smoke climbed upward

Similar word(s): ribbon

Definition categories: object

3. the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together

- he lost the thread of his argument

Definition categories: thought, cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking

4. the raised helical rib going around a screw

Definition categories: man–made, rib

Sentences with thread as a noun:

- All of these essays have a common thread.

- I’ve lost the thread of what you’re saying.


1. to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course

Similar word(s): meander, wander, weave, wind

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

2. pass a thread through

- thread a needle

Definition categories: contact, draw, guide, pass, run

3. remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string

- She had her eyebrows threaded

Definition categories: contact, extract, pull

4. pass through or into

- thread tape

- thread film

Definition categories: contact, draw, guide, pass, run

5. thread on or as if on a string

- thread dried cranberries

Similar word(s): draw, string

Definition categories: contact, arrange

Sentences with thread as a verb:

- I think I can thread my way through here, but it’s going to be tight.