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noun thread pronunciation in American English /θred/
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pluralthreads
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a long thin fiber used for sewing pieces of cloth together or for weaving
    cotton/silk/nylon thread
    You need a longer piece of thread.
    1. a.
      a long thin fiber or piece of something
      a caterpillar dangling by a silken thread
  2. 3
    [countable] a long thin line of something
    thread of: A silvery thread of water cut through the forest.
  3. 4
    [countable] an idea or condition that exists in all the different parts of something and that connects them
    a common/connecting thread: There is a common thread running through all the problems.
  4. 6
    [countable] literary a very small amount or level of something
    thread of: Her voice was a whisper, a thin thread of sound.
  5. 7

    threads

    [plural] informal old-fashioned clothes

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