"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.
1. AND-parallel logic programming language. Essentially flat Parlog83 with sequential-and and sequential-or eliminated. ["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].