strand

strand
strand
strand1 [strand]
n.
[ME < OE, akin to ON strǫnd, Ger strand, prob. < IE base * ster-, to extend, stretch out > STREW]
land at the edge of a body of water; shore, esp. ocean shore
vt., vi.
1. to run or drive aground [a ship stranded by the storm]
2. to leave in, or be put into, a difficult, helpless position [stranded penniless in a strange city]
SYN.- SHORE1
strand2 [strand]
n.
[ME stronde < ?]
1.
a) any one of the threads, fibers, wires, etc. that are twisted together to form a length of string, rope, or cable
b) any of the individual bundles of thread or fiber so twisted together
2. a ropelike length of anything [a strand of pearls, a strand of hair]
3. any of the parts that are bound together to form a whole [the strands of one's life]
vt.
1. to form (rope, etc.) by twisting together strands
2. to break a strand or strands of (a rope, etc.)
strander
n.

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