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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
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The box contained material for make- up and had been left with other things by a theatrical company that had once been stranded in Wines- burg.
It isn't the first time I've been pretty well stranded on an expedition of this kind, and sometimes from the same cause--the actions of a rival.
Our instructors were oddly assorted; wandering pioneer school-teachers, stranded ministers of the Gospel, a few enthusiastic young men just out of graduate schools.
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.
Yes, here she was, stranded with that deep injustice of hers torturing her poor torn heart.
The words in these introductory pages connected themselves with the succeeding vignettes, and gave significance to the rock standing up alone in a sea of billow and spray; to the broken boat stranded on a desolate coast; to the cold and ghastly moon glancing through bars of cloud at a wreck just sinking.
We strolled a long way, and loaded ourselves with things that we thought curious, and put some stranded starfish carefully back into the water - I hardly know enough of the race at this moment to be quite certain whether they had reason to feel obliged to us for doing so, or the reverse - and then made our way home to Mr.
It matters not what stranded ships repairing in dry docks I lost myself among, what old hulls of ships in course of being knocked to pieces, what ooze and slime and other dregs of tide, what yards of ship-builders and ship-breakers, what rusty anchors blindly biting into the ground though for years off duty, what mountainous country of accumulated casks and timber, how many rope-walks that were not the Old Green Copper.
The small capitalists are left stranded by the ebb; the big ones will follow the tide across the water, and rebuild their factories where steam power, water power, labor power, and transport are now cheaper than in England, where they used to be cheapest.
And to come to more modern examples, what scuttled the ships, and left stranded and cut off the gallant Spaniards under the command of the most courteous Cortes in the New World?
At this moment, Professor, the Nautilus is stranded in five fathoms, and we have nothing to do but to start.
Three sea-birds began fighting for some stranded treasure.