"strands" in the noun sense
a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole
"he tried to pick up the strands of his former life"
"I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously"
line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable
3. chain, string, strand
a necklace made by stringing objects together
"a string of beads"
"a strand of pearls"
4. fibril, filament, strand
a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)
a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels
"strands" in the verb sense
1. maroon, strand
leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue
"the travellers were marooned"
drive (a vessel) ashore
3. ground, strand, run aground
bring to the ground
"the storm grounded the ship"
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