strand

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
strand

Plural
strands

  1. (countable) A strand is the shore of the sea or ocean.
  2. (countable) A strand is a single thin length of fibre or wire.

Verb[change]

Plain form
strand

Third-person singular
strands

Past tense
stranded

Past participle
stranded

Present participle
stranding

  1. (transitive) (nautical) If you strand your boat, you drive it aground on the shore.
  2. (transitive) (figuratively) If you strand a person, you leave them in a difficult situation.