Etymology
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strand (n.1)

"shore, beach," Old English strand "sea-shore," from Proto-Germanic *strandaz (source also of Danish and Swedish strand "beach, shore, strand," Old Norse strönd "border, edge, shore," Old Frisian strond, Middle Dutch strant, Dutch strand, Middle Low German strant, German Strand "beach"), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from PIE root *ster- "to stretch out." Strictly, the part of a shore that lies between the tide-marks. Formerly also used of river banks, hence the London street name (1246).

strand (n.2)

"individual fiber of a rope, string, etc.," late 15c., probably from a continental Germanic source akin to Old High German streno "lock, tress, strand of hair," Middle Dutch strene "a skein, hank of thread," German Strähne "a skein, strand," of unknown connection. Perhaps to English via an Old French form.

strand (v.)

1620s, "to drive aground on a shore," from strand (n.1); figurative sense of "leave helpless," as of a ship left aground by the tide, is first recorded 1837. Related: Stranded; stranding.

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Definitions of strand
1
strand (n.)
a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole;
I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously
he tried to pick up the strands of his former life
strand (n.)
line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable;
strand (n.)
a necklace made by stringing objects together;
a strand of pearls
Synonyms: chain / string
strand (n.)
a very slender natural or synthetic fiber;
Synonyms: fibril / filament
strand (n.)
a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides);
2
strand (v.)
leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue;
Synonyms: maroon
strand (v.)
drive (a vessel) ashore;
strand (v.)
bring to the ground;
Synonyms: ground / run aground
3
Strand (n.)
a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels;
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