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English Dictionary: strand by the DICT Development Group
7 results for strand
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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";
    Synonym(s): chain, string, strand
  4. a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
    Synonym(s): fibril, filament, strand
  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 hotels
  1. leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue; "the travellers were marooned"
    Synonym(s): maroon, strand
  2. drive (a vessel) ashore
  3. bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship"
    Synonym(s): ground, strand, run aground
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Strand \Strand\, n. [Probably fr. D. streen a skein; akin to G.
      str[84]hne 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Strand \Strand\, v. t.
      To break a strand of (a rope).

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Strand \Strand\, n. [AS. strand; akin to D., G., Sw., & Dan.
      strand, Icel. str[94]nd.]
      The shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large
      lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river. --Chaucer.
      {Strand birds}. (Zo[94]l.) See {Shore birds}, under {Shore}.
      {Strand plover} (Zo[94]l.), a black-bellied plover. See
            Illust. of {Plover}.
      {Strand wolf} (Zo[94]l.), the brown hyena.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Strand \Strand\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stranded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Strand \Strand\, v. i.
      To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship
      stranded at high water.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      1. {AND-parallel} {logic programming} language.   Essentially
      flat {Parlog83} with sequential-and and sequential-or
      ["Strand: New Concepts on Parallel Programming", Ian Foster et
      al, P-H 1990].   {Strand88} is a commercial implementation.
      2. A query language, implemented on top of {INGRES} (an
      {RDBMS}).   ["Modelling Summary Data", R. Johnson, Proc ACM
      SIGMOD Conf 1981].
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