1. a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole;
- Example: "he tried to pick up the strands of his former life"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "a string of beads"
- Example: "a strand of pearls";
[syn: chain, string, strand]
4. a very slender natural or synthetic fiber;
[syn: fibril, filament, strand]
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;
1. leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue;
- Example: "the travellers were marooned"
[syn: maroon, strand]
2. drive (a vessel) ashore;
3. bring to the ground;
- Example: "the storm grounded the ship"
[syn: ground, strand, run aground]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Strand \Strand\, n. [Probably fr. D. streen a skein; akin to G. str[aum]hne a skein, lock of hair, strand of a rope.] One of the twists, or strings, as of fibers, wires, etc., of which a rope is composed. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Strand \Strand\, v. t. To break a strand of (a rope). [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Strand \Strand\, n. [AS. strand; akin to D., G., Sw., & Dan. strand, Icel. str["o]nd.] The shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Strand birds. (Zool.) See Shore birds, under Shore. Strand plover (Zool.), a black-bellied plover. See Illust. of Plover. Strand wolf (Zool.), the brown hyena. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Strand \Strand\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stranded; p. pr. & vb. n. Stranding.] To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a ship. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Strand \Strand\, v. i. To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship stranded at high water. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
Strand 1. AND-parallel logic programming language. Essentially flat Parlog83 with sequential-and and sequential-or eliminated. ["Strand: New Concepts on Parallel Programming", Ian Foster et al, P-H 1990]. Strand88 is a commercial implementation. 2. A query language, implemented on top of INGRES (an RDBMS). ["Modelling Summary Data", R. Johnson, Proc ACM SIGMOD Conf 1981].Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
60 Moby Thesaurus words for "strand": 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