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Definition of Strand

Strand

  1. One of the twists, or strings, as of fibers, wires, etc., of which a rope is composed.
  2. To break a strand of (a rope).
  3. The shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river.
  4. To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a ship.
  5. To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship stranded at high water.

Strand Quotations

Climate change, demographics, water, food, energy, global health, women's empowerment - these issues are all intertwined. We cannot look at one strand in isolation. Instead, we must examine how these strands are woven together.
Ban Ki-moon

Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone. Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves; that firm strand which will be the indispensable center of a whole web of human relationships.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
Chief Seattle

She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership).
O. Henry

Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.
William Morris
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Strand Translations

strand in Dutch is aan de grond lopen, stranden
strand in French is cordon
strand in German is Strand
strand in Portuguese is costa
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