strand

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1strand

noun \ˈstrand\

Definition of STRAND

:  the land bordering a body of water :  shore, beach

Origin of STRAND

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse strǫnd shore
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with STRAND

2strand

verb

Definition of STRAND

transitive verb
1
:  to run, drive, or cause to drift onto a strand :  run aground
2
:  to leave in a strange or an unfavorable place especially without funds or means to depart
3
:  to leave (a base runner) on base at the end of an inning in baseball
intransitive verb
:  to become stranded

First Known Use of STRAND

1621

3strand

noun

Definition of STRAND

1
Scottish & dialect English :  stream
2
Scottish & dialect English :  sea

Origin of STRAND

Middle English stronde, strande
First Known Use: 13th century

4strand

noun

Definition of STRAND

1
a :  fibers or filaments twisted, plaited, or laid parallel to form a unit for further twisting or plaiting into yarn, thread, rope, or cordage
b :  one of the wires twisted together or laid parallel to form a wire rope or cable
c :  something (as a molecular chain) resembling a strand <a strand of DNA>
2
:  an element (as a yarn or thread) of a woven or plaited material
3
:  an elongated or twisted and plaited body resembling a rope <a strand of pearls>
4
:  one of the elements interwoven in a complex whole <one strand of the novel's plot>

Origin of STRAND

Middle English strond
First Known Use: 15th century

5strand

transitive verb

Definition of STRAND

1
:  to break a strand of (a rope) accidentally
2
a :  to form (as a rope) from strands
b :  to play out, twist, or arrange in a strand

First Known Use of STRAND

1841

strand

noun \ˈstrand\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STRAND

: something (as a molecular chain) resembling a thread <a strand of DNA>

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