strand

All Noun Adjective
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  • Despite their best efforts though, the wind died shortly after, leaving them stranded once again.
  • This account will focus on three of the most important of these strands.
  • Suppose one strand is behind another as seen from a chosen point.
  • The story of a young girl stranded for years on an island off the California coast.
  • While the horses used to run along the strand, the route has moved to a purpose-built race course.
  • He failed and they all ended up stranded on a remote island.
  • William and his mother were stranded there when World War II broke out.
  • She lets him believe they are stranded so she can make him fall in love with her.
  • Children whose parents dropped them off along the interstate on their way to work were stranded.
  • He always played the attack in the least obvious way, leaving the defense stranded.
  • She is stranded, and makes several calls to John, who does not answer.
  • Thus the moment of her stranding takes away from him every excuse for his continued existence. Cited from The Mirror of the Sea, by Joseph Conrad
  • After winning the American league, the team find themselves stranded in Europe.
  • Other numbers of strands commonly used are three, five and seven.
  • It also hosts a horse race meeting on the strand each year.
  • Six of the crew fled in the ship and stranded nine men on the island.
  • They successfully escape but end up stranded in the middle of the desert.
  • Strand was the first graduate of the college to become its president.
  • The various strands have joined together over the years and as a result so have the locations.
  • She does - or did - own her own ship, but it was soon destroyed, stranding her on Earth.
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Meaning of strand

  • noun A pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole
    he tried to pick up the strands of his former life, I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously
  • 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 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 Drive (a vessel) ashore