Pronunciation: (kôrd),[key] —n. 1. a feeling or emotion: His story struck a chord of pity in the listeners. 2. Geom.the line segment between two points on a given curve.
3. Engin.,Building Trades.a principal member of a truss extending from end to end, usually one of a pair of such members, more or less parallel and connected by a web composed of various compression and tension members.
4. Aeron.a straight line joining the trailing and leading edges of an airfoil section.
5. Anat.cord (def. 6).
Pronunciation: (kôrd),[key] —n. a combination of usually three or more musical tones sounded simultaneously.
—v.t. to establish or play a chord or chords for (a particular harmony or song); harmonize or voice: How would you chord that in B flat?