cord cord  /ˈkɔrd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a line made of twisted fibers or threads
  2. (n) a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet
  3. (n) a light insulated conductor for household use
  4. (n) a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
  5. (v) stack in cords
  6. (v) bind or tie with a cord

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A baby is lifted out of the uterus while the surgeon severs the umbilical cord.
  2. Recognizing the treatment potential of stem cells harvested from discarded umbilical cords, some states are pushing to expand cord-blood donation.
  3. My wife and I have been thinking quite a bit about umbilical cords, and not just because our first child is due in a few weeks.

News

  1. Cable Giants Innovate to Battle Cord Cutting

    The threat of cord cutting is finally a reality, says one industry analyst and cable companies are embracing innovation to keep subscribers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNBC

  2. China Cord Blood Corporation to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year of Fiscal 2013 Financial Results

    HONG KONG, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) (the "Company") today announced its plan to release financial results for the fourth quarter and full ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. The Silver Cord

    Alternately hilarious and heart-stopping, Sidney Howard's 'The Silver Cord' tells the story of the sweetly tyrannical, Mrs. Phelps - the "mother of all mothers."
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "To regenerate a severed spinal cord and lift someone from a wheelchair. to spur insulin production and spare a child from a lifetime of needles," said President Obama.
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: KHON2

  2. One night when his mother was gone, Perry says, his drunken father "got the vacuum cleaner extension cord and trapped me in a room and beat me until the skin was coming off my back."
    on Oct 6, 2009 By: Tyler Perry Source: CNN International

  3. "I got lucky on that cord, that was huge at the end," Federer said.
    on May 18, 2007 By: Roger Federer Source: International Herald Tribune

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