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 a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls"; [syn: chain, string]
5 a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)
6 a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels v : leave stranded or isolated withe little hope og rescue; "the travellers were marooned" [syn: maroon]
Etymology 1etyl ang strand. Cognate with West Frisian straun, Dutch strand, German Strand, Swedish strand.
- Danish: strand
- Estonian: rand
- Finnish: ranta
- German: Strand
- Norwegian: strand
- Russian: берег
- Spanish: playa
- Swedish: strand
See run aground
leave someone in a difficult situation
Etymology 2Origin uncertain.
- Each of the strings which, twisted together, make up a rope or cord.
- A string.
- An individual
length of any fine,
- strand of spaghetti
- strand of hair.
- strand of spaghetti
- A group of wires, usually twisted or braided.
- In the context of "broadcasting": A series of programmes on a particular theme or linked subject.
TranslationsNote: many languages have particular words for “a strand of ” that are different for each substance. The translations below refer to strands in general. You might find a more appropriate translation under the word for the substance itself.
strand of hair
- German: Strähne
- Spanish: pequeño mechón
EtymologyAkin to Old Norse strönd.
A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles along the shoreline of a body of water.
Strand or The Strand may also refer to:
- Strand, Norway
- Strand, Netherlands
- Strand, Western Cape, South Africa
- Strand (island), a German island that was split into two by the Burchardi flood of 1634
- Štrand, a beach on the Danube in Novi Sad, Serbia
- The Strand, Townsville, a beachside foreshore in Townsville, Australia
- Strand, Cape Town, a road in Cape Town, South Africa
- Strand, London, a famous road in London
- Strand National Historic Landmark District in Galveston, Texas
- The Strand (bicycle path), a pedestrian/bike path along the coast of the South Bay, Los Angeles
- Bootle Strand, a shopping centre in Bootle, Merseyside
- The Strand Arcade, a Victorian shopping arcade in Sydney, Australia
- Auckland railway station, the former main railway station of Auckland, New Zealand, known as The Strand for excursion trains
- Strand Fiord Pass, a pass on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada
- Strand Magazine, a British monthly founded in the 1890s (named after the road in London).
- Strand Bookstore, a famous book store in New York City.
- Strand Lighting, a company supplying lighting equipment to the entertainment industry.
- Strand (cigarette), a 1950s/1960s brand of tobacco notorious for its failed advertising campaign, "You're never alone with a Strand".
- The Strand was a British hard rock band that eventually evolved into the Sex Pistols.
- The Strand is an American Industrial band.
- Strand (album) is an album by the Spinanes.
- Strand (programming language) is a parallel programming system.
- Strand Theater is a national historic landmark in Lakewood, New Jersey.
- Strand Hotel (also known as The Strand) is a colonial-style hotel in Yangon, Myanmar.
- Strand VCI Entertainment was a company specializing direct-to-video releases of children's entertainment.
- Strand Home Video was formerly Strand VCI Entertainment but changed its name in 1993.
- Strand Cinema, art deco cinema in Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Strand (epistemology), an epistemological strand.
strand in German: Strand (Begriffsklärung)
strand in French: Strand
strand in Japanese: ストランド
strand in Dutch: Strand
strand in Norwegian: Strand_(andre_betydninger)
animal fiber, artificial fiber, bank, beach, berm, capillament, cast away, cilium, cirrus, coast, coastland, coastline, cobweb, denier, embankment, fiber, fibrilla, filament, filamentule, flagellum, foreshore, gossamer, ground, hair, hank, ironbound coast, lido, littoral, pile up, plage, playa, riverside, riviera, rockbound coast, run aground, sands, sea margin, seabank, seabeach, seaboard, seacliff, seacoast, seashore, seaside, shingle, shipwreck, shore, shoreline, skein, submerged coast, suture, take the ground, tendril, thread, threadlet, tidewater, waterfront, waterside, web, wreck