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Verb: strand  strand
  1. Leave somewhere without a means of travel
    "the travellers were stranded";
    - maroon
  2. Drive (a vessel) ashore
  3. Bring to the ground
    "the storm stranded the ship";
    - ground, run aground
Noun: strand  strand
  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"
  2. Line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable
  3. A necklace made by stringing objects together
    "a strand of pearls";
    - chain, string
  4. A very slender natural or synthetic fibre
    - fibril, filament
  5. A poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)
Noun: Strand
  1. A street in west central London famous for its theatres and hotels

Derived forms: stranded, stranding, strands

Type of: abandon, desert, desolate, fiber [US], fibre [Brit, Cdn], form, forsake [literary], land, line, necklace, pattern, shape, shore, street

Part of: West End, West End of London

Encyclopedia: Strand, Rogaland