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strand

noun (n)

  • a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    He tried to pick up the strands of his former life.
    I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously.
    source: wordnet30
  • line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a necklace made by a stringing objects together (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: chain, string
    Example:
    A strand of pearls.
    source: wordnet30
  • a very slender natural or synthetic fiber (noun.substance)
    Synonym: fibril, filament
    source: wordnet30
  • a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides) (noun.object)
    source: wordnet30
  • a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels (noun.location)
    source: wordnet30
  • One of the twists, or strings, as of fibers, wires, etc., of which a rope is composed. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue (verb.possession)
    Synonym: maroon
    source: wordnet30
  • drive (a vessel) ashore (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • bring to the ground (verb.motion)
    Synonym: ground, run aground
    source: wordnet30
  • To break a strand of (a rope). (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a ship. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship stranded at high water. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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