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Early family prosperity had come from cotton thread manufacturing. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Thread 1 piece on to the stick so it is on top of the first marshmallow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A threaded pass and Spurs are in. The Sun (2017)Find one thread close to the edge of the fold of the hem, and insert your needle there, then come back up through the fold. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The monarchy acts as a golden thread coursing through the rich tapestry of our shared history. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Let me now pull together the threads of my argument. Dyson, Freeman Infinite in All Directions (1989)Thread one prawn and a slice of lime on to eight skewers and set aside. The Sun (2013)Palace were threading through passes a little too easily. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The thread is too fine for you to see it. George MacDonald The Princess and the Goblin (1872)Tie the ribbon or thread around the duct tape. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This common genetic thread linking all tumours gives us grounds for considerable optimism. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For two weeks he hung on to life by a thread. Christianity Today (2000)You need a green thread running through all political parties. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They seem to lie concealed like puppet strings threaded through generation after generation of the human race. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With a needle and thread he then ties off the blood vessel. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My poor hay has not a dry thread to its back. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They may make you lose the thread of your thought. Marius, Richard A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)Some thin thread connecting these seemingly random acts of criminal activity? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The choreographer has merely to pick up the thread and run. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Thread pieces of chicken onto skewers with a sage leaf in between each. The Sun (2014)Our lives are all interwoven by the golden thread. Gifford, Zerbanoo The Golden Thread - Asian experiences of post-Raj Britain (1990)It is all but impossible to follow any single thread of an argument. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Thread one or two prawns on to each skewer. The Sun (2014)Make sure there are no loose threads hanging or buttons about to pop off that would give you an unkempt appearance. Hopkins, Tom The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)The flashback over, we pick up again the thread of the embroidered story. Andrew Bridgeford 1066: and the Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry (2004)First the technician threaded my brows, then she dyed them one shade darker than my natural tone. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Shall I come in and cut off yours threads? Beatrix Potter The Tales of Beatrix Potter (1930)

Synonyms of 'thread'

theme, motif, train of thought, course
move, pass, inch, ease

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British English: thread /θrɛd/ NOUN
Thread or a thread is a long very thin piece of a material such as cotton, nylon, or silk, especially one that is used in sewing.
This time I'll do it properly with a needle and thread.
  • American English: thread
  • Arabic: خَيْط
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fio
  • Chinese: 线
  • Croatian: konac
  • Czech: nit
  • Danish: tråd
  • Dutch: draad
  • European Spanish: hilo
  • Finnish: lanka
  • French: fil
  • German: Faden
  • Greek: κλωστή
  • Italian: filo
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: hyssing
  • Polish: nitka
  • European Portuguese: fio
  • Romanian: ață
  • Russian: нить
  • Spanish: hilo
  • Swedish: tråd
  • Thai: ด้าย
  • Turkish: iplik
  • Ukrainian: нитка
  • Vietnamese: sợi
British English: thread VERB
When you thread a needle, you put a piece of thread through the hole in the top of the needle in order to sew with it.
I sit down, thread a needle, snip off an old button.

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