strand
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse strǫnd shore Date: before 12th century the land bordering a body of water ; shore, beach II. verb Date: 1621 transitive verb 1. to run, drive, or cause to drift onto a strand ; run aground 2. to leave in a strange or an unfavorable place especially without funds or means to depart 3. to leave (a base runner) on base at the end of an inning in baseball intransitive verb to become stranded III. noun Etymology: Middle English stronde, strande Date: 13th century 1. Scottish & dialect England stream 2. Scottish & dialect England sea IV. noun Etymology: Middle English strond Date: 15th century 1. a. fibers or filaments twisted, plaited, or laid parallel to form a unit for further twisting or plaiting into yarn, thread, rope, or cordage b. one of the wires twisted together or laid parallel to form a wire rope or cable c. something (as a molecular chain) resembling a strand <
a strand of DNA
>
2. an element (as a yarn or thread) of a woven or plaited material 3. an elongated or twisted and plaited body resembling a rope <
a strand of pearls
>
4. one of the elements interwoven in a complex whole <
one strand of the novel's plot
>
V. transitive verb Date: 1841 1. to break a strand of (a rope) accidentally 2. a. to form (as a rope) from strands b. to play out, twist, or arrange in a strand

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  • ştrand — ŞTRAND, ştranduri, s.n. Teren (cu nisip) situat în apropierea unei ape sau prevăzut cu bazin cu apă, amenajat special pentru a putea fi folosit, în timpul verii, pentru plajă, baie sau pentru sporturi nautice. – Din germ. Strand. Trimis de RACAI …   Dicționar Român

  • 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}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Shore… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strand — strand1 [strand] n. [ME < OE, akin to ON strǫnd, Ger strand, prob. < IE base * ster , to extend, stretch out > STREW] land at the edge of a body of water; shore, esp. ocean shore vt., vi. 1. to run or drive aground [a ship stranded by… …   English World dictionary

  • Strand — Strand: Die Bezeichnung des flachen Uferstreifens am Meer (seltener des Fluss und Seeufers) ist ursprünglich ein nordgerm. Wort (aisl. stro̧nd, schwed. strand), das ins Aengl. (engl. strand) und Ende des 13. Jh.s ins Dt. und Niederl. entlehnt… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Strand — (Husby,Швеция) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Strands Gård, 635 05 Husby, Швеция …   Каталог отелей

  • 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

  • strand — [strænd] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Origin unknown] 1.) a single thin piece of thread, wire, hair etc strand of ▪ He reached out and brushed a strand of hair away from her face. 2.) one of the parts of a story, idea, plan etc strand of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Strand — Sm std. (14. Jh.) Entlehnung. Übernommen aus mndd. strant, mndl. strande, entsprechend ae. strand n., anord. stro̧nd f. Die deutschen Wörter stammen wohl aus dem Englischen, das englische vielleicht aus dem Nordischen. Am ehesten eine Variante… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Strand — Strand, n. [Probably fr. D. streen a skein; akin to G. str[ a]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

  • Strand — Strand, v. t. To break a strand of (a rope). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Štrand — (Штранд) is a popular beach on the Danube river in Novi Sad, Serbia. It is located near the Freedom Bridge, in the city quarter known as Liman. Its name derives from the German word Strand , meaning simply beach (In German, an initial s is… …   Wikipedia

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