thread

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thread is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
thread

Plural
threads

Thread
  1. A thread is a long, very thin, soft material used to join or make cloth.
    She pushed the thread through the hole in the needle.
    There were loose threads at the bottom of his pants.
  2. (computing) A thread is a process.
  3. (computing) A thread is a group of messages from a discussion on an Internet forum.
  4. A thread is a structure that allows a screw to be fastened.

Verb[change]

Plain form
thread

Third-person singular
threads

Past tense
threaded

Past participle
threaded

Present participle
threading

  1. If you thread something, then you make a string or thread out of it.