What is strand?

  • (noun): A necklace made by a stringing objects together.
    Example: "A strand of pearls"
    Synonyms: chain, string
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More definitions of "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.
  • (noun): A very slender natural or synthetic fiber.
    Synonyms: fibril, filament
  • (noun): A street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels.
  • (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"
  • (verb): Leave stranded or isolated withe little hope og rescue.
    Synonyms: maroon
  • (noun): A poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides).

Famous quotes containing the word strand:

    Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
    There is no happiness like mine.
    I have been eating poetry.
    —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)

    The annals of this voracious beach! who could write them, unless it were a shipwrecked sailor? How many who have seen it have seen it only in the midst of danger and distress, the last strip of earth which their mortal eyes beheld. Think of the amount of suffering which a single strand had witnessed! The ancients would have represented it as a sea-monster with open jaws, more terrible than Scylla and Charybdis.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)