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Meaning of STRAND

Pronunciation:  strand

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads" or"a strand of pearls"
  2. [n]  line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels
  5. [n]  a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)
  6. [n]  a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
  7. [v]  leave stranded; put ashore on a desolate island and abandon

STRAND is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: chain, fibril, filament, maroon, string
 See Also: abandon, barb, chromatid, cobweb, desert, desolate, fiber, fibre, form, forsake, gossamer, hypha, line, myofibril, myofibrilla, necklace, paraphysis, pattern, ply, rhizoid, rope yarn, sarcostyle, shape, shore, street, West End



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Strand\, v. t.
    To break a strand of (a rope).
  3. \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.
    {Strand birds}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Shore birds}, under {Shore}.
    {Strand plover} (Zo["o]l.), a black-bellied plover. See
       Illust. of {Plover}.
    {Strand wolf} (Zo["o]l.), the brown hyena.
  4. \Strand\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stranded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a
  5. \Strand\, v. i.
    To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship
    stranded at high water.
Computing Dictionary

1. and-parallel logic programming language. Essentially flat parlog83 with sequential-and and sequential-or eliminated.

["Strand: New Concepts on Parallel Programming", Ian Foster et al, P-H 1990]. strand88 is a commercial implementation.

2. A query language, implemented on top of ingres (an rdbms). ["Modelling Summary Data", R. Johnson, Proc ACM SIGMOD Conf 1981].

Biology Dictionary
  1. Lodge on bars, banks, or overflow plain, as for drift.
  2. Bar of sediment connecting two regions of higher ground.