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Strand

 (strănd)
A thoroughfare in west-central London, England, running parallel to the northern bank of the Thames River and eastward from Trafalgar Square in the West End to the City of London. Among its well-known fixtures is the Savoy Hotel.

strand 1

 (strănd)
n.
Land, typically a beach, bordering a body of water.
v. strand·ed, strand·ing, strands
v.tr.
1.
a. To drive or run (a boat, for example) ashore or aground.
b. To cause (a whale or other sea animal) to be unable to swim free from a beach or from shallow water.
2. To bring into or leave in a difficult or helpless position: The convoy was stranded in the desert.
3. Baseball To leave (a base runner) on base at the end of an inning.
4. Linguistics To separate (a grammatical element) from other elements in a construction, either by moving it out of the construction or moving the rest of the construction. In the sentence What are you aiming at, the preposition at has been stranded.
v.intr.
1. To be driven or run ashore or aground: The boat stranded on the rocks.
2. To be stranded, as on a beach. Used of sea animals.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

strand 2

 (strănd)
n.
1. A complex of fibers or filaments that have been twisted together to form a cable, rope, thread, or yarn.
2.
a. A single filament, such as a fiber or thread, of a woven or braided material.
b. A ropelike length of something: a strand of pearls; a strand of DNA.
c. A wisp or lock of hair.
3. One of the elements woven together to make an intricate whole, such as the plot of a novel.
tr.v. strand·ed, strand·ing, strands
1. To make or form (a rope, for example) by twisting strands together.
2. To break a strand of (a rope, for example).

[Middle English strond.]

strand

(strænd)
vb
1. to leave or drive (ships, fish, etc) aground or ashore or (of ships, fish, etc) to be left or driven ashore
2. (tr; usually passive) to leave helpless, as without transport or money, etc
n
3. (Physical Geography) a shore or beach
4. (Human Geography) a foreign country
[Old English; related to Old Norse strönd side, Middle High German strant beach, Latin sternere to spread]

strand

(strænd)
n
1. (Textiles) a set of or one of the individual fibres or threads of string, wire, etc, that form a rope, cable, etc
2. (Textiles) a single length of string, hair, wool, wire, etc
3. (Jewellery) a string of pearls or beads
4. a constituent element in a complex whole: one strand of her argument.
vb
(tr) to form (a rope, cable, etc) by winding strands together
[C15: of uncertain origin]

Strand

(strænd)
n
(Placename) the Strand a street in W central London, parallel to the Thames: famous for its hotels and theatres

strand1

(strænd)

v.t.
1. to drive or cause to run onto a shore; run aground.
2. to leave in a helpless position: stranded in the middle of nowhere.
v.i.
3. to become stranded.
n.
4. the land bordering a body of water; shore; beach.
[before 1000; Middle English (n.), Old English, c. Middle Low German strant, Old Norse strǫnd; akin to strew]

strand2

(strænd)

n.
1. one of the larger elements, each consisting of a bundle of yarns, that are plaited together to form a rope.
2. a similar part of a wire rope or cable.
3. any fiber or thread twisted or plaited into cord, string, etc.
4. a fiber or filament, as in animal or plant tissue.
5. an interwoven element in a larger structure: the strands of a plot.
6. a filament of hair.
7. any particular length of cord or string upon which pearls, beads, etc., are threaded.
v.t.
8. to form by twisting strands together.
9. to break one or more strands of (a rope).
[1490–1500; orig. uncertain]

Strand

(strænd)

n.
Mark, born 1934, U.S. poet, born in Canada: U.S. poet laureate 1990–91.

strand


Past participle: stranded
Gerund: stranding

Imperative
strand
strand
Present
I strand
you strand
he/she/it strands
we strand
you strand
they strand
Preterite
I stranded
you stranded
he/she/it stranded
we stranded
you stranded
they stranded
Present Continuous
I am stranding
you are stranding
he/she/it is stranding
we are stranding
you are stranding
they are stranding
Present Perfect
I have stranded
you have stranded
he/she/it has stranded
we have stranded
you have stranded
they have stranded
Past Continuous
I was stranding
you were stranding
he/she/it was stranding
we were stranding
you were stranding
they were stranding
Past Perfect
I had stranded
you had stranded
he/she/it had stranded
we had stranded
you had stranded
they had stranded
Future
I will strand
you will strand
he/she/it will strand
we will strand
you will strand
they will strand
Future Perfect
I will have stranded
you will have stranded
he/she/it will have stranded
we will have stranded
you will have stranded
they will have stranded
Future Continuous
I will be stranding
you will be stranding
he/she/it will be stranding
we will be stranding
you will be stranding
they will be stranding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stranding
you have been stranding
he/she/it has been stranding
we have been stranding
you have been stranding
they have been stranding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stranding
you will have been stranding
he/she/it will have been stranding
we will have been stranding
you will have been stranding
they will have been stranding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stranding
you had been stranding
he/she/it had been stranding
we had been stranding
you had been stranding
they had been stranding
Conditional
I would strand
you would strand
he/she/it would strand
we would strand
you would strand
they would strand
Past Conditional
I would have stranded
you would have stranded
he/she/it would have stranded
we would have stranded
you would have stranded
they would have stranded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strand - 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"
pattern, form, shape - a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
2.strand - line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
ply - one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination; "three-ply cord"; "four-ply yarn"
rope yarn - the strands out of which ropes are made
3.strand - a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";
necklace - jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)
4.strand - a very slender natural or synthetic fiberstrand - a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
barb - one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
cobweb, gossamer - filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
chromatid - one of two identical strands into which a chromosome splits during mitosis
myofibril, myofibrilla, sarcostyle - one of many contractile filaments that make up a striated muscle fiber
rhizoid - any of various slender filaments that function as roots in mosses and ferns and fungi etc
hypha - any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus
paraphysis - a sterile simple or branched filament or hair borne among sporangia; may be pointed or clubbed
fiber, fibre - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
5.strand - a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)
shore - the land along the edge of a body of water
6.Strand - a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels
West End - the part of west central London containing the main entertainment and shopping areas
Verb1.strand - leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue; "the travellers were marooned"
desert, desolate, forsake, abandon - leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
2.strand - drive (a vessel) ashore
land - bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"
3.strand - bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship"
land - bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"

strand

noun
1. filament, fibre, thread, length, lock, string, twist, rope, wisp, tress high fences, topped by strands of barbed wire
2. component, part, element, ingredient, constituent, feature There have been two strands to his tactics.

strand

noun
Something that suggests the continuousness of a fine continuous filament:
Translations
تَجْنَح السَّفينَه، تَرْتَطِمخَيط، سِلْك مَجدولمَقْطوع من المال والأصْدِقاء
plážpramenztroskotatzůstat bez prostředků
gå på grundlokstrandtrådwire
rand
jännerantasäie
òáttur, òráîurskilinn eftir allslausstrand
atstāt bez palīdzības/likteņa varādiegsdzijaizmests krastāšķipsna
strand
iplikkaraya oturmaktelzor durumda kalmak

strand

1 [strænd] N
1. [of thread] → hebra f, hilo m; [of hair] → pelo m; [of rope] → ramal m; [of plant] → brizna f
2. (fig) [of plan, theory] → aspecto m, faceta f; [of story] → hilo m argumental

strand

2 [strænd]
A. N (= liter, beach, shore) → playa f
B. VT [+ ship] → varar, encallar
to be (left) stranded [ship, fish] → quedar varado (fig) [person] (without money) → quedar desamparado; (without transport) → quedar tirado
to leave sb stranded (in the lurch) → dejar a algn plantado

strand

[ˈstrænd]
n
[thread] → brin m; [hair] → mèche f; [wire] → brin m
(= element) [plan, theory, idea] → axe m
vt [+ boat] → échouer

strand

1
n (liter, = beach) → Gestade nt (liter)
vt ship, fishstranden lassen; person (in place) → verschlagen, geraten lassen; (without money, help etc) → seinem Schicksal überlassen; to be stranded (ship, fish, shipwrecked person) → gestrandet sein; to be (left) stranded (person) → festsitzen; (without money also) → auf dem Trockenen sitzen (inf); to leave somebody strandedjdn seinem Schicksal überlassen

strand

2
nStrang m; (of hair)Strähne f; (of thread, wool)Faden m; (fig, in melody etc) → Melodienfolge f; (in story) → Handlungsfaden m; a three-strand necklaceeine dreireihige Halskette

strand

[strænd] n (of thread, pearls) → filo; (of hair) → ciocca

strand1

(strӕnd) : be stranded
1. (of a ship) to go aground. The ship was stranded on the rocks.
2. (also be left stranded) to be left helpless without eg money or friends. He was left stranded in Yugoslavia without his money or his passport.

strand2

(strӕnd) noun
a thin thread, eg one of those twisted together to form rope, string, knitting-wool etc, or a long thin lock of hair. She pushed the strands of hair back from her face.

strand

n. filamento, hilo; fibra delicada.
References in classic literature ?
All down Wellington Street people could be seen fluttering out the pink sheets and reading, and the Strand was suddenly noisy with the voices of an army of hawkers following these pioneers.
Going on along the Strand to Trafalgar Square, the paper in his hand, my brother saw some of the fugitives from West Surrey.
I first saw her in one of the narrow streets leading from Leicester Square to the Strand.
Reaching the westward end of the Strand, she crossed the street and suddenly entered a shop.
When he came back to his work after lunch he carried in his head a picture of the Strand, scattered with omnibuses, and of the purple shapes of leaves pressed flat upon the gravel, as if his eyes had always been bent upon the ground.
Mary Datchet, coming from the Strand at lunch-time, saw him one day taking his turn, closely buttoned in an overcoat, and so lost in thought that he might have been sitting in his own room.
Arrived at Waterloo, she shook out her skirts with a little gesture of relief and started off to walk to the Strand.
They were at the corner of the Strand, but as though in utter forgetfulness of their whereabouts, he had suddenly stopped short and gripped her tightly by the arm.
Buckingham desired the captain to be told to hold himself in readiness, but that, as the sea was beautiful, and as the day promised a splendid sunset, he did not intend to go on board until nightfall, and would avail himself of the evening to enjoy a walk on the strand.
To the Arcade there are two entrances, and with much to be sung in laudation of that which opens from the Strand I yet on the whole prefer the other as the more truly romantic, because it is there the tattered ones congregate, waiting to see the Davids emerge with the magic lamp.
There was not a soul anywhere near him, but by the occasional flashes of light Thomson could see soldiers and hurrying people in the Admiralty Square, and along the Strand he could hear the patter of footsteps upon the pavement.
They reached the strand on Saint John's Eve during the night; and Roque, after embracing Don Quixote and Sancho