a fine cord of flax, cotton, or other fibrous material spun out to considerable length, especially when composed of two or more filaments twisted together.
twisted filaments or fibers of any kind used for sewing.
one of the lengths of yarn forming the warp or weft of a woven fabric.
a filament or fiber of glass or other ductile substance.
something having the fineness or slenderness of a filament, as a thin continuous stream of liquid, a fine line of color, or a thin seam of ore: a thread of smoke.