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Meaning & Definition of Strand in English

English

Strand

/strænd/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • strand

2. Line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable

    synonym:
  • strand

3. A necklace made by a stringing objects together

  • "A string of beads"
  • "A strand of pearls"
    synonym:
  • chain
  • ,
  • string
  • ,
  • strand

4. A very slender natural or synthetic fiber

    synonym:
  • fibril
  • ,
  • filament
  • ,
  • strand

5. A poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)

    synonym:
  • strand

6. A street in west central london famous for its theaters and hotels

    synonym:
  • Strand

verb

1. Leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue

  • "The travellers were marooned"
    synonym:
  • maroon
  • ,
  • strand

2. Drive (a vessel) ashore

    synonym:
  • strand

3. Bring to the ground

  • "The storm grounded the ship"
    synonym:
  • ground
  • ,
  • strand
  • ,
  • run aground