Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun strand

6 senses of strand

Sense 1
strand -- (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")
       => form, shape, pattern -- (a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them")

Sense 2
strand -- (line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable)
       => line -- (something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line")

Sense 3
chain, string, strand -- (a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";)
       => necklace -- (jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women))

Sense 4
fibril, filament, strand -- (a very slender natural or synthetic fiber)
       => fiber, fibre -- (a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn)

Sense 5
strand -- (a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides))
       => shore -- (the land along the edge of a body of water)

Sense 6
Strand -- (a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels)
       INSTANCE OF=> street -- (a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb strand

3 senses of strand

Sense 1
maroon, strand -- (leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue; "the travellers were marooned")
       => abandon, forsake, desolate, desert -- (leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children")

Sense 2
strand -- (drive (a vessel) ashore)
       => land -- (bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island")

Sense 3
ground, strand, run aground -- (bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship")
       => land -- (bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island")

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