What does strand mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strandnoun

    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. strandnoun

    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, strandnoun

    a necklace made by a stringing objects together

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

  4. fibril, filament, strandnoun

    a very slender natural or synthetic fiber

  5. strandnoun

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

  6. Strandverb

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

  7. maroon, strandverb

    leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue

    "the travellers were marooned"

  8. strandverb

    drive (a vessel) ashore

  9. ground, strand, run agroundverb

    bring to the ground

    "the storm grounded the ship"


  1. Strandnoun

    A street in Westminster running from Trafalgar Square to Fleet Street

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strandnoun

    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. Strandverb

    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. Strandnoun

    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. Strandverb

    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. Strandverb

    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. Bridget Byrne:

    The work of achieving racial justice in the U.K. is far from over, and that’s what this has revealed, whilst racism has become less socially acceptable to express openly, it is still very much a strand in British culture.

  3. Brianne Sperber:

    People still read hardbacks and books are still collectors' items so we expect Strand will continue to fare well against Amazon.

  4. Chief Seattle:

    Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. We did not weave the web of life We are merely a strand in it. What we do with the web, we do to ourselves...

  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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    lacking orderly continuity
    • A. occasional
    • B. disjointed
    • C. blistering
    • D. busy

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