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strand

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noun \ˈstrand\

Definition of strand

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

Origin and Etymology of strand

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse strǫnd shore


First Known Use: before 12th century


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strand

verb

Definition of strand

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to run, drive, or cause to drift onto a strand :  run aground

  3. 2 :  to leave in a strange or an unfavorable place especially without funds or means to depart

  4. 3 :  to leave (a base runner) on base at the end of an inning in baseball

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to become stranded

1621

First Known Use of strand

1621


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strand

noun

Definition of strand

  1. 1 Scotland and dialects of England :  stream

  2. 2 Scotland and dialects of England :  sea

Origin and Etymology of strand

Middle English stronde, strande


First Known Use: 13th century


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strand

noun

Definition of strand

  1. 1a :  fibers or filaments twisted, plaited, or laid parallel to form a unit for further twisting or plaiting into yarn, thread, rope, or cordageb :  one of the wires twisted together or laid parallel to form a wire rope or cablec :  something (such as a molecular chain) resembling a strand a strand of DNA

  2. 2a :  an element (such as a yarn or thread) of a woven or plaited materialb :  a threadlike piece of natural or synthetic material a strand of hair

  3. 3 :  an elongated or twisted and plaited body resembling a rope a strand of pearls

  4. 4 :  one of the elements interwoven in a complex whole one strand of the novel's plot

Origin and Etymology of strand

Middle English strond


First Known Use: 15th century


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strand

verb

Definition of strand

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to break a strand of (a rope) accidentally

  3. 2a :  to form (something, such as a rope) from strandsb :  to play out, twist, or arrange in a strand

1841

First Known Use of strand

1841


STRAND Defined for Kids

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strand

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noun \ˈstrand\

Definition of strand for Students

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


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strand

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verb

Definition of strand for Students

stranded

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stranding

  1. 1 :  to run, drive, or cause to drift from the water onto land The storm stranded boats.

  2. 2 :  to leave in a strange or unfavorable place especially without any way of leaving He's stranded in a strange city.


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strand

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noun

Definition of strand for Students

  1. 1 :  one of the fibers, threads, strings, or wires twisted or braided to make a cord, rope, or cable

  2. 2 :  something long or twisted like a rope a strand of pearls


Medical Dictionary

strand

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noun \ˈstrand\

Medical Definition of strand

  1. :  something (as a molecular chain) resembling a thread a strand of DNA



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