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Thread vs. Threat

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Threadnoun

A long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weaving or in the construction of string.

Threatnoun

An expression of intent to injure or punish another.

Threadnoun

A continued theme or idea.

‘All of these essays have a common thread.’; ‘I’ve lost the thread of what you’re saying.’;

Threatnoun

An indication of potential or imminent danger.

Threadnoun

(engineering) A screw thread.

Threatnoun

A person or object that is regarded as a danger; a menace.

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Threadnoun

A sequence of connections.

Threatverb

(transitive) To press; urge; compel.

Threadnoun

The line midway between the banks of a stream.

Threatverb

To threaten.

Threadnoun

(computing) A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, usually sharing memory and other resources with other threads executing concurrently.

Threatverb

(intransitive) To use threats; act or speak menacingly; threaten.

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Threadnoun

(Internet) A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, in which all messages except the first are replies to previous messages in the thread.

Threatnoun

The expression of an intention to inflict evil or injury on another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come; menace; threatening; denunciation.

‘There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats.’;

Threadnoun

A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark.

Threatverb

To threaten.

‘Of all his threating reck not a mite.’; ‘Our dreaded admiral from far they threat.’;

Threadnoun

(figurative) Composition; quality; fineness.

Threatnoun

something that is a source of danger;

‘earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan’;

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Threadverb

(transitive) To put thread through.

‘thread a needle’;

Threatnoun

a warning that something unpleasant is imminent;

‘they were under threat of arrest’;

Threadverb

(transitive) To pass (through a narrow constriction or around a series of obstacles).

‘I think I can thread my way through here, but it’s going to be tight.’;

Threatnoun

declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another;

‘his threat to kill me was quite explicit’;

Threadverb

To screw on, to fit the threads of a nut on a bolt

Threatnoun

a person who inspires fear or dread;

‘he was the terror of the neighborhood’;

Threadnoun

A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and twisted; also, one fiber of a cord composed of multiple fibers.

Threat

A threat is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. Intimidation is widely observed in animal behavior (particularly in a ritualized form) chiefly in order to avoid the unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or the death of both conflicting parties.

Threadnoun

A filament of any substance, as of glass, gold or silver; a filamentous part of an object, such as a flower; a component fiber of any or of any fibrous substance, as of bark.

Threadnoun

The prominent part of the spiral of a screw or nut; the rib. See Screw, n., 1.

Threadnoun

Something continued in a long course or tenor; a recurrent theme or related sequence of events in a larger story; as the thread of a story, or of life, or of a discourse.

Threadnoun

Fig.: Composition; quality; fineness.

‘A neat courtier,Of a most elegant thread.’;

Threadnoun

A related sequence of instructions or actions within a program that runs at least in part independent of other actions within the program; - such threads are capable of being executed only in oprating systems permittnig multitasking.

Threadnoun

A sequence of messages posted to an on-line newsgroup or discussion group, dealing with the same topic; - messages in such a thread typically refer to a previous posting, thus allowing their identification as part of the thread. Some news-reading programs allow a user to follow a single such thread independent of the other postings to that newsgroup.

Threadverb

To pass a thread through the eye of; as, to thread a needle.

Threadverb

To pass or pierce through as a narrow way; also, to effect or make, as one's way, through or between obstacles; to thrid.

‘Heavy trading ships . . . threading the Bosphorus.’; ‘They would not thread the gates.’;

Threadverb

To form a thread, or spiral rib, on or in; as, to thread a screw or nut.

Threadnoun

a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

Threadnoun

any long object resembling a thin line;

‘a mere ribbon of land’; ‘the lighted ribbon of traffic’; ‘from the air the road was a gray thread’; ‘a thread of smoke climbed upward’;

Threadnoun

the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together;

‘I couldn't follow his train of thought’; ‘he lost the thread of his argument’;

Threadnoun

the raised helical rib going around a screw

Threadverb

to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course;

‘the river winds through the hills’; ‘the path meanders through the vineyards’; ‘sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body’;

Threadverb

pass a thread through;

‘thread a needle’;

Threadverb

remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string;

‘She had her eyebrows threaded’;

Threadverb

pass through or into;

‘thread tape’; ‘thread film’;

Threadverb

thread on or as if on a string;

‘string pearls on a string’; ‘the child drew glass beads on a string’; ‘thread dried cranberries’;

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