Meaning of STRAND in English

STRAND

(THREAD) [noun] [C] - a thin thread of something, often one of a few twisted around each other to make a cord or ropeShe tucked a loose strand of hair behind her ears.She pulled a strand of cotton that was hanging from his shirt.I had a delicious soup with vegetables and thin strands of pasta in it.(US and ANZ) She was wearing a strand (= single connected row) of pearls.(figurative) You have your work and your home and rarely do those two strands (= parts) of your life come together.(figurative) There are so many different strands (= parts) to the plot that it's actually quite hard to follow.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.