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strand

noun [C] uk   /strænd/ us  

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
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