chord (plural chords)
(music) A harmonic set of three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously.
- (geometry) A straight line between two points of a curve.
- (engineering) A horizontal member of a truss.
- (aeronautics) The distance between the leading and trailing edge of a wing, measured in the direction of the normal airflow.
- (nautical) An imaginary line from the luff of a sail to its leech.
- (computing) A keyboard shortcut that involves two or more distinct keypresses, such as Ctrl+M followed by P.
- The string of a musical instrument.
- (anatomy) A cord.
- (graph theory) An edge that is not part of a cycle but connects two vertices of the cycle.
- Russian: хо́рда
chord (chords, present participle chording; past and past participle chorded)
- (transitive) To write chords for.
- (music) To accord; to harmonize together.
- This note chords with that one.
- (transitive) To provide with musical chords or strings; to string; to tune.
- When Jubal struck the chorded shell.
- Even the solitary old pine tree chords his harp.