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Merrian-Webster Dictionary

Type: noun
Pronunciation: ˈthred
- a filament, a group of filaments twisted together, or a filamentous length formed by spinning and twisting short textile fibers into a continuous strand
- a piece of thread
- any of various natural filaments
- a slender stream (as of water)
- a projecting helical rib (as in a fitting or on a pipe) by which parts can be screwed together
- something continuous or drawn out as
- a line of reasoning or train of thought that connects the parts in a sequence (as of ideas or events)
- a continuing element
- a series of newsgroup messages following a single topic
- a tenuous or feeble support

Type: verb
- to pass a thread through the eye of (a needle)
- to arrange a thread, yarn, or lead-in piece in working position for use in (a machine)
- to pass something through in the manner of a thread
- to pass (as a tape, line, or film) into or through something
- to make one's way through or between
- to make one's way usually cautiously through a hazardous situation
- to put together on or as if on a thread
- to interweave with or as if with
- to form a screw thread on or in
- to form a thread

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Merrian-Webster Thesauruses

Definition: a thin, flexible structure that resembles a hair
Example: the unwary bug was snared in the sticky threads of the spider's web
Synonyms: bristle, fiber, filament, thread
Related: microfiber; cord, rope, string, wire, yarn; fuzz, tuft

Definition: covering for the human body
Example: a number of people at the prom complimented me on my “nice threads”
Synonyms: apparel, attire, clobber [British slang], clothes, costumery, dress, duds, garments, gear, habiliment(s), habit [archaic], rags, raiment, rig, rigging, threads, toggery, togs, vestiary, vestments, vesture, wear, wearables, weeds
Related: garderobe, wardrobe; array, bravery, caparison, finery, gaiety (also gayety), glad rags, pretties, regalia, trim; foofaraw, frippery, gaudery, tawdry, trumpery [archaic]; tatters; costume, ensemble, frock, garb, getup, guise, livery, outfit; civvies (also civies), mufti; couture, prêt-à-porter (or pret-a-porter), ready-to-wear, tailoring; activewear, loungewear, outerwear, playwear, sportswear; nightclothes, sleepwear, smallclothes, underclothes, underwear; haberdashery, menswear

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