strand /ˈstrænd/ 名詞
Strand n. One of the twists, or strings, as of fibers, wires, etc., of which a rope is composed.
Strand, v. t. To break a strand of (a rope).
Strand, n. The shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river.
Strand birds. Zool. See Shore birds, under Shore.
Strand plover Zool., a black-bellied plover. See Illust. of Plover.
Strand wolf Zool., the brown hyena.
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.
Strand v. i. To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship stranded at high water.
n 1: 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"
2: line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are
twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable
3: a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string
of beads"; "a strand of pearls"; [syn: chain, string]
4: a very slender natural or synthetic fiber [syn: fibril, filament]
5: a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered
and uncovered by the tides)
6: a street in west central London famous for its theaters and
v : leave stranded or isolated withe little hope og rescue; "the
travellers were marooned" [syn: maroon]