strand definition, meaning - what is strand in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “strand”

See all translations

strand

noun [C] uk   us   /strænd/

strand noun [C] (THREAD)

C2 a thin thread of something, often one of a few, twisted around each other to make a string or rope: a strand of cotton She tucked a loose strand of hair behind her ears.

strand noun [C] (PART)

C2 a part that combines with other parts to form a whole story, subject, or situation: There are so many different strands to the plot that it's quite hard to follow.

strand noun [C] (COAST)

literary a shore
(Definition of strand from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of strand?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “strand” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More