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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strand(noun)

    a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole

    "he tried to pick up the strands of his former life"; "I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously"

  2. strand(noun)

    line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable

  3. chain, string, strand(noun)

    a necklace made by a stringing objects together

    "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";

  4. fibril, filament, strand(noun)

    a very slender natural or synthetic fiber

  5. strand(noun)

    a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)

  6. Strand(verb)

    a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels

  7. maroon, strand(verb)

    leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue

    "the travellers were marooned"

  8. strand(verb)

    drive (a vessel) ashore

  9. ground, strand, run aground(verb)

    bring to the ground

    "the storm grounded the ship"


  1. Strand(ProperNoun)

    A street in Westminster running from Trafalgar Square to Fleet Street

    Etymology: the north strand (or shore) of the river Thames

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strand(noun)

    one of the twists, or strings, as of fibers, wires, etc., of which a rope is composed

    Etymology: [Probably fr. D. streen a skein; akin to G. strhne a skein, lock of hair, strand of a rope.]

  2. Strand(verb)

    to break a strand of (a rope)

    Etymology: [Probably fr. D. streen a skein; akin to G. strhne a skein, lock of hair, strand of a rope.]

  3. Strand(noun)

    the shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river

    Etymology: [Probably fr. D. streen a skein; akin to G. strhne a skein, lock of hair, strand of a rope.]

  4. Strand(verb)

    to drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a ship

    Etymology: [Probably fr. D. streen a skein; akin to G. strhne a skein, lock of hair, strand of a rope.]

  5. Strand(verb)

    to drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship stranded at high water

    Etymology: [Probably fr. D. streen a skein; akin to G. strhne a skein, lock of hair, strand of a rope.]


  1. Strand

    Strand is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is part of the region of Ryfylke. Strand was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. Høle was separated from Strand in 1842. To the north, lies Fiskå. Strand produces fruit, vegetables and dairy products, along with Fiskå Mølle. To the south, Tau is the communication hub with ferry connections to Stavanger and bus services to Hjelmeland and deeper into Ryfylke. About 10 kilometres southeast, Jørpeland is the largest settlement with about 5,500 people. Following the road southwards one passes Botne before entering into Forsand. To the east Bjørheimsbygd is a thriving agricultural site. The famous biker Gunn-Rita Dahle comes from Bjørheimsbygd. She has won a gold medal in the Summer Olympics 2004, in Athens. Holtaheia was the mountain behind Holta farm where 34 school boys, 2 teachers and 3 crew died, when the Cunard Viking flight 'Papa Mike' crashed into the mountain, en route to Stavanger.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strand

    strand, n. the margin or beach of the sea or of a lake: (Scot.) a rivulet, a gutter.—v.t. to run aground: to be stopped.—v.i. to drift or be driven ashore.—p.adj. Strand′ed, driven on shore: left helpless without further resource. [A.S. strand; Ger. strand, Ice. strönd, border.]

  2. Strand

    strand, n. one of the strings or parts that compose a rope.—v.t. to break a strand: to form by uniting strands. [Dut. streen, a skein; Ger. strähne.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. strand

    A number of rope-yarns twisted together; one of the twists or divisions of which a rope is composed. The part which passes through to form the eye of a splice. Also, a sea-margin; the portion alternately left and covered by tides. Synonymous with beach. It is not altered from the original Anglo-Saxon.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Strand

    The name given to the north bank of the Thames (from the Norse strönd, shore, border) in days when, with the exception of a few princely houses dotted here and there, the whole of this portion of London was open country.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strand' in Nouns Frequency: #2371

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strand in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of strand in a Sentence

  1. Kirby Wright:

    Bone-white driftwood maroons on the sand. Dunes wall in the strand. An island offshore is an overturned teacup. The gulls have abandoned the sea for the roof of the Surf Club.

  2. Piara Powar:

    There's a strand of male culture you see in the UK, and to some extent other Anglo Saxon societies, prevalent among 20, 30 and even 40-year-olds, which is : you go abroad, you drink a fair amount, you sing songs and engage in banter, and pick on someone who is different to you, there's this pervasive sexism and racism. The idea that' anyone who isn't like us, we're going to sing about them and insult them and it's part of the lad's day out.'.

  3. Ari Seth Cohen:

    It can be anything from an elegant woman walking down the street with a strand of pearls to someone who might have made their own clothing and (is) an artist, it's really about that spirit, that vitality, that expression of creativity. It's like a life force that is drawing me to them.

  4. Chief Seattle:

    Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

  5. Mary Morrison:

    Our mistake was leaving them on 24/7. We thought because it was only one strand of lights and were n’t overloading an outlet, we would be OK.

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    • A. distinguish
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    • C. interrogate
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