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strandnoun [C]

uk   us   /strænd/
  • strand noun [C] (THREAD)

C2 a ​thinthread of something, often one of a few, ​twisted around each other to make a ​string or ​rope: She ​tucked a ​loose strand of ​hair behind her ​ears. a strand of ​dentalfloss
  • strand noun [C] (PART)

C2 a ​part that ​combines with other ​parts to ​form a ​wholestory, ​subject, or ​situation: There are so many different strands to the ​plot that it's hard to ​follow.
  • strand noun [C] (COAST)

literary a shore
(Definition of strand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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strandnoun [C]

 us   /strænd/
a ​fiber or ​group of ​fiberstwisted together that ​form one ​part of a ​length of ​rope, ​cord, ​thread, etc., or a ​singlestring, ​hair, or ​line of ​objects: a strand of ​hair She ​wore three strands of ​beads around her ​neck. fig. There are many strands (= ​types) of ​pacifism.
(Definition of strand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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