What is strand?

  • (noun): Line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable.
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More definitions of "strand":

  • (noun): A very slender natural or synthetic fiber.
    Synonyms: fibril, filament
  • (noun): A necklace made by a stringing objects together.
    Example: "A strand of pearls"
    Synonyms: chain, string
  • (noun): A pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole.
    Example: "He tried to pick up the strands of his former life"; "I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously"
  • (noun): A poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides).
  • (noun): A street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels.
  • (verb): Leave stranded or isolated withe little hope og rescue.
    Synonyms: maroon

Famous quotes containing the word strand:

    We all have reasons
    for moving.
    I move
    to keep things whole.
    —Mark Strand (b. 1934)

    You went on with your dying.
    Nothing could stop you. Not your son. Not your daughter
    Who fed you and made you into a child again.
    —Mark Strand (b. 1934)

    Dust rises from the main road and old Délira is stooping in front of her hut. She doesn’t look up, she softly shakes her head, her headkerchief all askew, letting out a strand of grey hair powdered, it appears, with the same dust pouring through her fingers like a rosary of misery. She repeats, “we will all die”, and she calls on the good Lord.
    Jacques Roumain (1907–1945)