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Definition 1: a necklace made by stringing objects together - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where strand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a string of beads
  • a strand of pearls

Synonyms for strand in the sense of this definition

(strand is a kind of ...) jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)

Definition 2: line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable - [noun denoting artifact]

(strand is a kind of ...) something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

"a washing line"

(... is a kind of strand ) one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination

"three-ply cord" "four-ply yarn"

(... is a kind of strand ) the strands out of which ropes are made

Definition 3: a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where strand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to pick up the strands of his former life
  • I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously

(strand is a kind of ...) a perceptual structure

"the composition presents problems for students of musical form" "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"

Definition 4: a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels - [noun denoting location]

(strand is an instance of ...) a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings

"they walked the streets of the small town" "he lives on Nassau Street"

(... is part of strand) the part of west central London containing the main entertainment and shopping areas

Definition 5: a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides) - [noun denoting object]

(strand is a kind of ...) the land along the edge of a body of water

Definition 6: a very slender natural or synthetic fiber - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for strand in the sense of this definition

(strand is a kind of ...) a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

(... is a kind of strand ) one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather

(... is a kind of strand ) filaments from a web that was spun by a spider

(... is a kind of strand ) one of two identical strands into which a chromosome splits during mitosis

(... is a kind of strand ) one of many contractile filaments that make up a striated muscle fiber

(... is a kind of strand ) any of various slender filaments that function as roots in mosses and ferns and fungi etc

(... is a kind of strand ) any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus

(... is a kind of strand ) a sterile simple or branched filament or hair borne among sporangia; may be pointed or clubbed

Definition 7: bring to the ground - [verb of motion]

Samples where strand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the storm grounded the ship

Synonyms for strand in the sense of this definition

(strand is a kind of ...) bring ashore

"The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"

(strand causes ...) hit or reach the ground

Definition 8: drive (a vessel) ashore - [verb of motion]

(strand is a kind of ...) bring ashore

"The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"

Definition 9: leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue - [verb of possession]

Samples where strand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the travellers were marooned

Synonyms for strand in the sense of this definition

(strand is a kind of ...) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

"The mother deserted her children"

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