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.
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