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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Cord

CORD, noun [Latin Gr. According to the Welsh, this word signifies a twist, from cor, the root of chorus.]

1. A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together. Rahab let down the spies by a cord through the window. Joshua 2:15.

2. A quantity of wood, or other material, originally measured with a cord or line. The cord is a pile containing 128 cubic feet; or a pile eight feet long, four feet high, and four feet broad.

3. In scripture, the cords of the wicked are the snares with which they catch the unwary. Psalms 129:4.

The cords of sin are bad habits, or the consequences of sin. Proverbs 5:22.

The cords of a man are the fair, gentle or natural means of alluring men to obedience. Hosea 11.

The cords of vanity are worldly vanities and pleasures, profit or preferment; or vain and deceitful arguments and pretenses, which draw men to sin. Isaiah 5:18.

To stretch a line or cord about a city, is to level it, or utterly to destroy it. Lamentations 2:1.

The cords of a tent denote stability. To loosen or break the cords, is to weaken or destroy; to lengthen the cords, is to enlarge. Job 30:11. Isaiah 5:184. Jeremiah 10:20.

CORD, verb transitive

1. To bind with a cord or rope; to fasten with cords.

2. To pile wood or other material for measurement and sale by the cord