- noun a continuous ridge on a screw or pipe
- verb to pass a thread or strand of something through a hole or gap
Cars & Driving
- noun a helical ridge along the body of a screw, bolt, etc., formed by a die or lathe tool (male or external thread); (ii) helical groove in a cylindrical hole, nut, etc., formed by a tap or lathe tool (female or internal thread)
- noun a program which consists of many independent smaller sections or beads
- A ridge, of uniform cross section, following a helix on the external or internal surface of a cylinder.
- In computers, a process within another process, usually utilizing the resources of the latter.
- One of multiple tasks or processes within those being simultaneously executed in threading.
- A chain of messages, postings, or the like, which follows a current event, movie, music genre, or any chosen topic.
- A thin strand, such as that of a conductor.
Information & Library Science
- noun an idea or theme which connects the different parts of a story together
- verb to insert a thin piece of cotton, suture, etc. through the eye of a needle
Origin & History of “thread”
A thread is etymologically something ‘twisted’. The word comes from a prehistoric Germanic *thrǣthuz, which was derived from the base *thrǣ- ‘twist’ (source also of English throw). Other descendants of *thrǣthuz include Dutch draad, Swedish tråd, and Danish traad ‘thread’ and German draht ‘wire’.