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Dictionary definition for: Strand

1. (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"

2. (v) leave stranded or isolated withe little hope og rescue; "the travellers were marooned"

3. (n) line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable

4. (n) a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads" "a strand of pearls"

5. (n) a very slender natural or synthetic fiber

6. (n) a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)

7. (n) a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels

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