cord /ˈkɔ(ə)rd/ 名詞
1. A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together.
2. A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet high, and four feet broad; -- originally measured with a cord or line.
3. Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of vanity.
The knots that tangle human creeds,
The wounding cords that bind and strain
The heart until it bleeds. --Tennyson.
4. Anat. Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal, Umbilical, Vocal.
5. Mus. See Chord. [Obs.]
Cord wood, wood for fuel cut to the length of four feet (when of full measure).
Cord v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corded; p. pr. & vb. n. Cording.]
1. To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a garment.
2. To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.
Core, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cord p. pr. & vb. n. Coring.]
1. To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple.
He's like a corn upon my great toe . . . he must be cored out. --Marston.
2. To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.
n 1: a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was
tied with a cord"
2: a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet
3: a light insulated conductor for household use [syn: electric
4: a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
v 1: stack in cords; "cord firewood"
2: bind or tie with a cord
frequently used in its proper sense, for fastening a tent (Ex.
35:18; 39:40), yoking animals to a cart (Isa. 5:18), binding
prisoners (Judg. 15:13; Ps. 2:3; 129:4), and measuring ground (2
Sam. 8;2; Ps. 78:55). Figuratively, death is spoken of as the
giving way of the tent-cord (Job 4:21. "Is not their tent-cord
plucked up?" R.V.). To gird one's self with a cord was a token
of sorrow and humiliation. To stretch a line over a city meant
to level it with the ground (Lam. 2:8). The "cords of sin" are
the consequences or fruits of sin (Prov. 5:22). A "threefold
cord" is a symbol of union (Eccl. 4:12). The "cords of a man"
(Hos. 11:4) means that men employ, in inducing each other,
methods such as are suitable to men, and not "cords" such as
oxen are led by. Isaiah (5:18) says, "Woe unto them that draw
iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart
rope." This verse is thus given in the Chaldee paraphrase: "Woe
to those who begin to sin by little and little, drawing sin by
cords of vanity: these sins grow and increase till they are
strong and are like a cart rope." This may be the true meaning.
The wicked at first draw sin with a slender cord; but by-and-by
their sins increase, and they are drawn after them by a cart
rope. Henderson in his commentary says: "The meaning is that the
persons described were not satisfied with ordinary modes of
provoking the Deity, and the consequent ordinary approach of his
vengeance, but, as it were, yoked themselves in the harness of
iniquity, and, putting forth all their strength, drew down upon
themselves, with accelerated speed, the load of punishment which
their sins deserved."