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"
line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable
chain, string, strand(noun)
a necklace made by a stringing objects together
"a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";
cosmic string, chain, range, range of mountains, chemical chain, bowed stringed instrument, fibril, concatenation, train, chain of mountains, drawstring, filament, drawing string, mountain chain, twine, string, mountain range
fibril, filament, strand(noun)
a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)
a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels
leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue
"the travellers were marooned"
drive (a vessel) ashore
ground, strand, run aground(verb)
bring to the ground
"the storm grounded the ship"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Bank is a general term for the land along the edge of a water course; it may also denote a raised portion of the bed of a river, lake, or ocean; as, the Banks of Newfoundland. A beach is a strip or expanse of incoherent wave-worn sand, which is often pebbly or full of boulders; we speak of the beach of a lake or ocean; a beach is sometimes found in the bend of a river. Strand is a more poetic term for a wave-washed shore, especially as a place for landing or embarking; as, the keel grates on the strand. The whole line of a country or continent that borders the sea is a coast. Shore is any land, whether cliff, or sand, or marsh, bordering water. We do not speak of the coast of a river, nor of the banks of the ocean, tho there may be banks by or under the sea. Edge is the line where land and water meet; as, the water's edge. Brink is the place from which one may fall; as, the river's brink; the brink of a precipice; the brink of ruin.
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How to use strand in a sentence?
I can hardly believe it. They don't strand alive very often.
Our mistake was leaving them on 24/7. We thought because it was only one strand of lights and were n’t overloading an outlet, we would be OK.
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
There's a strand of male culture you see in the UK, and to some extent other Anglo Saxon societies, prevalent among 20, 30 and even 40-year-olds, which is : you go abroad, you drink a fair amount, you sing songs and engage in banter, and pick on someone who is different to you, there's this pervasive sexism and racism. The idea that' anyone who isn't like us, we're going to sing about them and insult them and it's part of the lad's day out.'.
Our regulatory system is efficient and flexible, and I am confident that designation will not impact plans for the Strand Bookstore, in fact, the type of work she has described is typical for commercial storefronts and permits can often be issued quickly by staff.
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- platjaCatalan, Valencian
- Strand, Strang, SträhneGerman
- playa, hebra, varar, abandonar, peloSpanish
- säie, jänne, hylätä, ranta, ajaa karille, jättää heitteille, hiusFinnish
- grève, brin, échouer, mèche, abandonnerFrench
- bagnasciuga, abbandonare, battigia, filamento, spiaggiare, spiaggia, filo, incagliarsiItalian
- whakamahue, io, kanoi, kāwiriwiriMāori
- encalhar, praia, madeixa, abandonar, mecha, cordelPortuguese
- берег, жила, пляж, прядьRussian
- prameň vlasov, vlákno, žilaSlovak
- strand, sträng, stråSwedish
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