Strand (?), n. [Probably fr. D. streen a skein; akin to G. strahne 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.


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Strand, v. t.

To break a strand of (a rope).


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Strand, n. [AS. strand; akin to D., G., Sw., & Dan. strand, Icel. strond.]

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.


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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.


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Strand (?), v. i.

To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship stranded at high water.


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