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English noun: strand

1. strand (cognition) a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole


SamplesHe tried to pick up the strands of his former life.
I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously.


Broader (hypernym)form, pattern, shape

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


Broader (hypernym)line


Narrower (hyponym)ply, rope yarn

3. strand (artifact) a necklace made by a stringing objects together


SamplesA string of beads.
A strand of pearls.


Synonymschain, string


Broader (hypernym)necklace

4. strand (substance) a very slender natural or synthetic fiber


Synonymsfibril, filament


Broader (hypernym)fiber, fibre


Narrower (hyponym)barb, chromatid, cobweb, gossamer, hypha, myofibril, myofibrilla, paraphysis, rhizoid, sarcostyle

5. strand (object) a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)


Broader (hypernym)shore

6. Strand (location) a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels


Instance hypernymstreet


Part meronymWest End


English verb: strand

1. strand (possession) leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue


SamplesThe travellers were marooned.


Synonymsmaroon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abandon, desert, desolate, forsake

2. strand (motion) drive (a vessel) ashore


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)land

3. strand (motion) bring to the ground


SamplesThe storm grounded the ship.


Synonymsground, run aground


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)land


Causeground, run aground









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