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strand 1

Land, typically a beach, bordering a body of water.
v. strand·ed, strand·ing, strands
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.
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

1. A complex of fibers or filaments that have been twisted together to form a cable, rope, thread, or yarn.
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.]


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.


1. left helpless, as without transport
2. that has beached or run aground
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stranded - cut off or left behind; "an isolated pawn"; "several stranded fish in a tide pool"; "travelers marooned by the blizzard"
unaccompanied - being without an escort


1. beached, grounded, marooned, ashore, shipwrecked, aground, cast away He returned to his stranded vessel yesterday afternoon.
2. helpless, abandoned, high and dry, left in the lurch He left me stranded by the side of the road.
ajautunut jonnekin, josta ei pääse pois
오도가도 못하는
bị kẹt lại


[ˈstrændɪd] adj
to be stranded [traveller, holidaymaker] → être coincé(e)
We were stranded in Paris → Nous étions coincés à Paris.
jellyfish that were stranded on the beach → les méduses échouées sur la plage


[ˈstrændɪd] adj to be (left) stranded (ship, fish) → essere arenato/a; (person, without transport) → essere lasciato/a a piedi; (without money) → trovarsi nei guai
to leave sb stranded → lasciare qn nei guai


مَتْرُوك uvízlý strandet festsitzen χαμένος encallado ajautunut jonnekin, josta ei pääse pois perdu zatočen bloccato 立ち往生した 오도가도 못하는 gestrand strandet pozostawiony własnemu losowi encalhado выброшенный на берег strandad ติดอยู่ในที่ใดที่หนึ่ง kısılıp kalmak bị kẹt lại 束手无策的
References in classic literature ?
It is difficult for a seaman to believe that his stranded ship does not feel as unhappy at the unnatural predicament of having no water under her keel as he is himself at feeling her stranded.
Taking the ground" is the professional expression for a ship that is stranded in gentle circumstances.
Now, that Lazarus should lie stranded there on the curbstone before the door of Dives, this is more wonderful than that an iceberg should be moored to one of the Moluccas.
In both cases, the stranded whales to which these two skeletons belonged, were originally claimed by their proprietors upon similar grounds.
These lonely channels would frequently reverberate with the falls of ice, and so often would great waves rush along their coasts; numerous icebergs, some as tall as cathedrals, and occasionally loaded with "no inconsiderable blocks of rock," would be stranded on the outlying islets; at intervals violent earthquakes would shoot prodigious masses of ice into the waters below.
In the Appendix I have discussed at length the probability (at that time hardly thought of) of icebergs, when stranded, grooving and polishing rocks, like glaciers.
Yes, here she was, stranded with that deep injustice of hers torturing her poor torn heart.
A total of 633 passengers were stranded in various ports in the province due to Typhoon 'Auring,' the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Tagbilaran reported.
But for Kojima, "This title refers to something from another world stranded in our world.
Over 1,000 passengers remain stranded in areas hit by Typhoon Lando, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) disclosed.
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Many conditions can cause loss of DNA bases or strand breakage, but due to Watson-crick complementarity's, parts of single DNA strands can bind together forming a double stranded DNA sequence.