Definition of Strand

1. Noun. A pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole. "I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously"

Generic synonyms: Form, Pattern, Shape

2. Verb. Leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue. "The travellers were marooned"
Exact synonyms: Maroon
Generic synonyms: Abandon, Desert, Desolate, Forsake
Derivative terms: Maroon

3. Noun. Line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable.
Generic synonyms: Line
Specialized synonyms: Ply, Rope Yarn

4. Verb. Drive (a vessel) ashore.
Generic synonyms: Land

5. Noun. A necklace made by a stringing objects together. "A strand of pearls"
Exact synonyms: Chain, String
Generic synonyms: Necklace
Derivative terms: String

6. Verb. Bring to the ground. "The storm grounded the ship"
Exact synonyms: Ground, Run Aground
Causes: Ground, Run Aground
Generic synonyms: Land
Derivative terms: Ground

7. Noun. A very slender natural or synthetic fiber.
Exact synonyms: Fibril, Filament
Specialized synonyms: Barb, Cobweb, Gossamer, Chromatid, Myofibril, Myofibrilla, Sarcostyle, Rhizoid, Hypha, Paraphysis
Generic synonyms: Fiber, Fibre
Derivative terms: Filamentous

8. Noun. A poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides).
Generic synonyms: Shore

9. Noun. A street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels.
Generic synonyms: Street
Group relationships: West End

Definition of Strand

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

2. v. t. To break a strand of (a rope).

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

4. v. t. To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a ship.

5. v. i. To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship stranded at high water.

Definition of Strand

1. Proper noun. A street in Westminster running from Trafalgar Square to Fleet Street ¹

2. Noun. (context: now poetic or archaic) The flat area of land bordering a body of water; a beach or shore. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive nautical) To run aground; to beach. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To leave (someone) in a difficult situation; to abandon or desert. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive baseball) To cause the third out of an inning to be made, leaving a runner on base. ¹

6. Noun. Each of the strings which, twisted together, make up a yarn, rope or cord. ¹

7. Noun. A string. ¹

8. Noun. An individual length of any fine, string-like substance. ¹

9. Noun. (electronics) A group of wires, usually twisted or braided. ¹

10. Noun. (context: broadcasting) A series of programmes on a particular theme or linked subject. ¹

11. Noun. ¹

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Definition of Strand

1. to leave in an unfavorable situation [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strand

strand (current term)
strand line
strand wolf

Literary usage of Strand

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Karl Baedeker (1911)
"The strand. Fleet Street. Ludgate Hill. OMNIBUSES traverse this route from ... Ivy Bridge Lane and strand Bridge Lane commemorate the sites of bridges over ..."

2. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1887)
"1729), the dramatist, lived and died in Surrey Street. Beyond Norfolk Street, on the left, IB the strand Theatre (p. 40). At No. 5 strand Lane, the adjacent ..."

3. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Karl Baedeker (1887)
"Beyond Norfolk Street, on the left, is the strand Theatre (p. 40). At No. 5 strand Lane, the adjacent narrow opening on the left, is an ancient ..."

4. A Wanderer in London by Edward Verrall Lucas (1906)
"CHAPTER IX THE strand AND COVENT GARDEN The strand — A Cosmopolitan Street ... The most Bohemian of London streets, if the strand could cross to Paris it ..."

5. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1894)
"King's College. St. Mary le strand. Savoy Chapel. Savoy Palace. Society of Arts. National Life Boat Institution. Eleanor's Cross. The strand (PI. ..."

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