thread [-s] n

OE threaded, thread.

  1. Twine; slender string; fine-spun fiber; twisted line of flax, silk, cotton or wool; single strand of material for use in sewing and weaving.

thread [-ed, -ing] v

see thread, n.

  1. Draw together a number of objects on a string; [fig.] gather; collect; condense; accumulate moisture in the process of condensation.
  2. Pass one end of a fiber through the eye of a needle; [fig.] guided; led to the right place; directed by the hand of God.