- 1a long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibers used in sewing or weaving
- 2a theme or characteristic running throughout a situation or piece of writing
- 3a series of messages posted on an online forum that are grouped together under a single title
Using thread: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "thread" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She sewed the button back on with a needle and thread.
There was a common thread of sadness throughout the novel.
I posted a question on the thread and got some helpful responses.
thread Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with thread
His life hung by a thread after the car accident.
Let's pick up the thread of our conversation from yesterday.
I'm sorry, I lost the thread of what you were saying.
Origins of thread
from Old English 'þrǣd'
Summary: thread in Brief
The term 'thread' [thred] refers to a long, thin strand of fibers used in sewing or weaving, a theme or characteristic running throughout a situation or piece of writing, and a series of messages posted on an online forum. It includes phrases like 'hang by a thread,' denoting a precarious situation, and 'pick up the thread,' meaning to resume a discussion or activity.