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Strand

[strand] /strænd/
noun
1.
Mark, born 1934, U.S. poet, born in Canada: U.S. poet laureate 1990–91.
2.
Paul, 1890–1976, U.S. photographer and documentary-film producer.
3.
the, a street parallel to the Thames, in W central London, England: famous for hotels and theaters.
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British Dictionary definitions for mark strand

strand1

/strænd/
verb
1.
to leave or drive (ships, fish, etc) aground or ashore or (of ships, fish, etc) to be left or driven ashore
2.
(transitive; usually passive) to leave helpless, as without transport or money, etc
noun (mainly poetic)
3.
a shore or beach
4.
a foreign country
Word Origin
Old English; related to Old Norse strönd side, Middle High German strant beach, Latin sternere to spread

strand2

/strænd/
noun
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
verb
5.
(transitive) to form (a rope, cable, etc) by winding strands together
Word Origin
C15: of uncertain origin

Strand

/strænd/
noun
1.
the Strand, a street in W central London, parallel to the Thames: famous for its hotels and theatres
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Word Origin and History for mark strand

strand

n.

"shore," Old English strand, from Proto-Germanic *strandas (cf. Danish and Swedish strand "beach, shore, strand," Old Norse strönd "border, edge, shore," Middle Low German strant, German Strand, Dutch strand "beach"), perhaps from PIE root *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.," late 15c., probably from Old French estran, from a Germanic source akin to Old High German streno "lock, tress, strand of hair," Middle Dutch strene, German Strähne "skein, strand," of unknown origin.

v.

1620s, "to drive aground on a shore," from strand (n.1); figurative sense of "leave helpless" is first recorded 1837. Related: Stranded; stranding.

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