Definition of "Strand" :
noun: a necklace made by stringing objects together
"A strand of pearls."
noun: line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable
noun: a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole
"He tried to pick up the strands of his former life."
noun: a street in west central London famous for its theaters and hotels
noun: a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered and uncovered by the tides)
noun: a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
verb: bring to the ground
verb: drive (a vessel) ashore
verb: leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue