strand: Meaning and Definition of
- to drive or leave (a ship, fish, etc.) aground or ashore: The receding tide stranded the whale.
- (usually used in the passive) to bring into or leave in a helpless position: He was stranded in the middle of nowhere.
- to be driven or left ashore; run aground.
- to be halted or struck by a difficult situation: He stranded in the middle of his speech.
- the land bordering the sea, a lake, or a river; shore; beach.
- one of a number of fibers, threads, or yarns that are plaited or twisted together to form a rope, cord, or the like.
- a similar part of a wire rope.
- a rope made of such twisted or plaited fibers.
- a fiber or filament, as in animal or plant tissue.
- a thread or threadlike part of anything: the strands of a plot.
- a tress of hair.
- a string of pearls, beads, etc.
- to form (a rope, cable, etc.) by twisting strands together.
- to break one or more strands of (a rope).
- born 1934, U.S. poet, born in Canada: U.S. poet laureate 1990–91.
- 1890–1976, U.S. photographer and documentary-film producer.
- a street parallel to the Thames, in W central London, England: famous for hotels and theaters.
- strand (Thesaurus)