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    strand - Dictionary definition and meaning for word strand

    Definition
    (noun) a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole
    Example Sentence
    • he tried to pick up the strands of his former life
    • I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously
    Definition
    (noun) line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable Definition
    (noun) a necklace made by a stringing objects together
    Synonyms : chain , string
    Example Sentence
    • a string of beads
    • a strand of pearls
    Definition
    (noun) a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
    Synonyms : fibril , filament
    Definition
    (noun) a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides) Definition
    (noun) a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels Definition
    (verb) leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue
    Synonyms : maroon
    Example Sentence
    • the travellers were marooned
    Definition
    (verb) drive (a vessel) ashore Definition
    (verb) bring to the ground
    Synonyms : ground , run aground
    Example Sentence
    • the storm grounded the ship
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