Meaning of STRAND in English

STRAND

strand 1

/strand/ , v.t.

1. to drive or leave (a ship, fish, etc.) aground or ashore: The receding tide stranded the whale.

2. (usually used in the passive) to bring into or leave in a helpless position: He was stranded in the middle of nowhere.

v.i.

3. to be driven or left ashore; run aground.

4. to be halted or struck by a difficult situation: He stranded in the middle of his speech.

n.

5. the land bordering the sea, a lake, or a river; shore; beach.

[ bef. 1000; ME (n.), OE; c. D strand, G Strand, ON strond; akin to STREW ]

strand 2

— strandless , adj.

/strand/ , n.

1. one of a number of fibers, threads, or yarns that are plaited or twisted together to form a rope, cord, or the like.

2. a similar part of a wire rope.

3. a rope made of such twisted or plaited fibers.

4. a fiber or filament, as in animal or plant tissue.

5. a thread or threadlike part of anything: the strands of a plot.

6. a tress of hair.

7. a string of pearls, beads, etc.

v.t.

8. to form (a rope, cable, etc.) by twisting strands together.

9. to break one or more strands of (a rope).

[ 1490-1500; orig. uncert. ]

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