Definitions of strand

  1. a necklace made by a stringing objects together; " a string of beads" or" a strand of pearls"
  2. a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
  3. line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable
  4. a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole; " he tried to pick up the strands of his former life"; " I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously"
  5. a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels
  6. a poetic term for a shore ( as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)
  7. a necklace made by a stringing objects together; " a string of beads"; " a strand of pearls";
  8. leave stranded or isolated withe little hope og rescue; " the travellers were marooned"
  9. One of the twists, or strings, as of fibers, wires, etc., of which a rope is composed.
  10. To break a strand of ( a rope).
  11. The shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river.
  12. To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a ship.
  13. To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship stranded at high water.
  14. The shore of a sea, ocean, or lake; one of the strings or twists of a rope; a single thread.
  15. To drive upon the seashore; run aground; to break one of the strings or twists of ( a rope); to make, as a rope, by twisting the parts of together.
  16. To be driven ashore.
  17. The margin or beach of the sea or of a lake.
  18. To run aground.
  19. To drift or be driven ashore.
  20. One of the strings or parts that compose a rope.
  21. To break a strand.
  22. Shore; beach; one of the parts composing a rope.
  23. A shore or beach.
  24. One of the principal members of a rope.
  25. A fiber, hair, etc.
  26. The shore or beach of the sea, a lake, or a navigable river.
  27. One of the twists or parts of which a rope is composed.
  28. To break one of the strands of a rope.
  29. To drift or be driven ashore; to run aground.
  30. The shore or beach of a sea, an ocean, or of a large lake.
  31. To drive or force on a shore or on shallows; to run aground, as a ship.
  32. One of the strings of which a rope is composed.

Usage examples for strand

  1. He put his hand on one long strand of Joan's black hair. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  2. One strand of the rope parted. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  3. His mind is not occupied with thinking of the curious problems which are to be solved by his own autopsy,- whether this or that strand of the spinal marrow is the seat of this or that form of degeneration. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  4. Strand after wire strand was divided, when a great sea came and the vessel trembled from her keel to her truck, and all hands had to hold on for life. – Heroes of the Goodwin Sands by Thomas Stanley Treanor
  5. The cab reached the Strand. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  6. All these recollections crowded into my mind as we proceeded along the strand, which was beautifully gilded by the Andalusian sun. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  7. Then they drove out the Silver Strand and so home once more. – Eve to the Rescue by Ethel Hueston
  8. Charing Cross School of Medicine: a school connected with the Charing Cross Hospital in the Strand, London. – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  9. Many other swimmers dotted the surf that morning and groups of people in light clothes sat about on the shining strand. – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  10. He snatched up a trailing hawser, saw the ends which had been cut through strand by strand, and with a grasp of the situation that had been better applied earlier, he ran aft, shouting to his crew as he ran: Loose a jib and hoist it! – Gold Out of Celebes by Aylward Edward Dingle
  11. Her hair gleamed in smooth undulations, not a strand out of place. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  12. If I choose to go down the Strand in a dressing- gown, with long hair and bare feet, who shall say me nay? – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  13. They were in a street off the Strand, a long way from their hotel, and no cab in sight. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  14. The Strand was choked. – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  15. On the lower side they run from the stem into the limb, forming an uninterrupted strand or tissue and a perfect union. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner