Translation of cord in Spanish:

cord

Pronunciation: /kɔːrd; kɔːd/

n

  • 1 c u 1.1 (string, rope) cuerda (f); (of pajamas, curtains) cordón (m)
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    • Alaine nodded and began rummaging round in the small dark brown suede money pouch she wore on a loose thin strand of black cord around her waist.
    • To keep the deer from munching on the daylilies out front, they put a single strand of white cord along the entire length of the split rail fence.
    • Cut the string or cord to the desired length, and thread it through the first bead.
    1.2 (AmE) [Elec] cordón (m), cable (m)
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    • Many works are connected to the wall by wires or electrical cords, which generate an invisible but dynamic source of energy in her work.
    • She was used to the slight buzz of the electrical cords, but these wires hummed.
    • So the last thing he wanted was a big-screen TV and a mess of electrical wires and cords invading the calm.
    1.3 [Anat] spinal cord, umbilical cord, vocal cords
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    • The tendon is a cord that attaches a muscle to another body part.
    • As they do this, they travel through a gap in the muscles of the abdomen, which then closes around the cords by which the testicles are attached.
    • A cluster of nerve cells within the cord or brain is called a nucleus.
  • 2 2.1 u [Tex] pana (f), corderoy (m) (AmS) , cotelé (m) (Chi) 2.2
    (cords pl)
    [Clothing] pantalones (mpl) de pana ( or corderoy etc)
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    • In your marketplace they traded with you beautiful garments, blue fabric, embroidered work and multicolored rugs with cords twisted and tightly knotted.
    • Also, the rails carried black cords with black tassels hanging down, giving a sombre effect to the wooden coffin clamped to the trolley platform.
    • The bungee jumpers now use special harnesses and strong elastic cords.
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    • I dressed up in a long skirt and black cord jacket and we went shopping first.
    • Confirmation comes when the photo-shoot of the duo comes in - Susannah has her bosom stuffed into the very same cord jacket.
    • Yes, I was that person who wore purple cord dungarees and a purple jumper, like some ghastly walking advert for Cadbury's Dairy Milk.
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    • Fall 2002 is marked by a retro look, which is highlighted by the re-emergence of corduroys, only these cords have thin ridges rather than the thicker ones that were popular last year.
    • Jeans, cords and heavier types of trousers can be folded, as their thickness will generally prevent them from creasing.
    • And the label's range is growing - having recently added cords and mini-skirts to the line in a palette that ranges from dazzling fucshia and apple to earthy khaki and grey.
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    • Updated in wide chunky cord, team with a wrap skirt and chunky polo neck.
  • 3 c (measure of firewood)medida para cargas de leña
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    • Firewood is generally sold by volume, the most common measure being the cord.
    • Today I got two cords of seasoned wood delivered, and I started tossing it in the barn.
    • Several cords of wood were stacked under a car-port roof and also they had a large, brick barbecue with a handy, half-gallon of kerosene in a plastic container.

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