strand
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /stɹænd/
  • (America) IPA: /stɹænd/, [stɹɛənd]
Noun

strand (plural strands)

  1. The shore or beach of the sea or ocean; shore; beach.
    Grand Strand
  2. (poetic, archaic or regional) The shore or beach of a lake or river.
  3. A small brook or rivulet.
  4. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A passage for water; gutter.
  5. A street (perhaps from the similarity of shape).
Translations Verb

strand (strands, present participle stranding; past and past participle stranded)

  1. (transitive, nautical) To run aground; to beach.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To leave (someone) in a difficult situation; to abandon or desert.
  3. (transitive, baseball) To cause the third out of an inning to be made, leaving a runner on base.
    Jones pops up; that's going to strand a pair.
Synonyms Translations Translations Noun

strand (plural strands)

  1. Each of the strings which, twisted together, make up a yarn, rope or cord.
  2. A string.
  3. An individual length of any fine, string-like substance.
    strand of spaghetti
    strand of hair.
  4. (electronics) A group of wires, usually twisted or braided.
  5. (broadcasting) A series of programmes on a particular theme or linked subject.
  6. (figurative) An element in a composite whole; a sequence of linked events or facts; a logical thread.
    strand of truth
    • 2004, David Wray, Literacy: Major Themes in Education, Taylor & Francis ISBN 9780415277129, page 78
      She responds to both questions in writing and checks her answer on the fact question. Her suspicions confirmed about the importance of the two names, Miranda vows to pay close attention to this strand of the story as she continues to read.
  7. (genetics) A nucleotide chain.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: brin
  • Italian: filo
  • Russian: жи́ла
Translations Translations Translations Verb

strand (strands, present participle stranding; past and past participle stranded)

  1. (transitive) To break a strand of (a rope).
  2. (transitive) To form by uniting strands.

Strand
Pronunciation
  • (British, London) IPA: /stɹænd/
Proper noun
  1. A street in Westminster running from Trafalgar Square to Fleet Street.
  2. A municipality in Rogaland, Norway.



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