m. strand


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a street parallel to the Thames, in W central London, England: famous for hotels and theaters.
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strand1 (strænd)
1.  to leave or drive (ships, fish, etc) aground or ashore or (of ships, fish, etc) to be left or driven ashore
2.  (tr; usually passive) to leave helpless, as without transport or money, etc
3.  a shore or beach
4.  a foreign country
[Old English; related to Old Norse strönd side, Middle High German strant beach, Latin sternere to spread]

strand2 (strænd)
1.  a set of or one of the individual fibres or threads of string, wire, etc, that form a rope, cable, etc
2.  a single length of string, hair, wool, wire, etc
3.  a string of pearls or beads
4.  a constituent element in a complex whole: one strand of her argument
5.  (tr) to form (a rope, cable, etc) by winding strands together
[C15: of uncertain origin]

Strand (strænd)
the Strand a street in W central London, parallel to the Thames: famous for its hotels and theatres

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Word Origin & History

"shore," O.E. strand, from P.Gmc. *strandas (cf. Dan., Swed. strand "beach, shore, strand," O.N. strönd "border, edge, shore," M.L.G. strant, Ger. Strand, Du. strand "beach"), perhaps from PIE base *ster- "to stretch out." Strictly, the part of a shore that lies between the tide-marks. Formerly
also used of river banks, hence the London street name (1246).

"fiber of a rope, string, etc.," 1497, probably from O.Fr. estran, from a Gmc. source akin to O.H.G. streno "lock, tress, strand of hair," M.Du. strene, Ger. Strähne "skein, strand," of unknown origin.

1621, "to drive aground on a shore," from strand (n.1); fig. sense of "leave helpless" is first recorded 1837.
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