strand

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English strand, strond, from Old English strand (strand, sea-shore, shore), from Proto-Germanic *strandō (edge, rim, shore), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)trAnt- (strand, border, field), from Proto-Indo-European *ster- (to broaden, spread out). Cognate with West Frisian straun, Dutch strand, German Strand, Danish strand, Swedish strand.

Noun[edit]

strand (plural strands)

  1. The shore or beach of the sea or ocean; shore; beach.
    Grand Strand
  2. (poetic, archaic or regional) The shore or beach of a lake or river.
  3. A small brook or rivulet.
  4. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A passage for water; gutter.
  5. A street (perhaps from similarity of shape)
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Verb[edit]

strand (third-person singular simple present strands, present participle stranding, simple past and past participle stranded)

  1. (transitive, nautical) To run aground; to beach.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To leave (someone) in a difficult situation; to abandon or desert.
  3. (transitive, baseball) To cause the third out of an inning to be made, leaving a runner on base.
    Jones pops up; that's going to strand a pair.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Origin uncertain. Cognate with Scots stran, strawn, strand (strand). Perhaps the same as strand ("rivulet, stream, gutter"; see Etymology 1 above); or from Middle English *stran, from Old French estran (a rope, cord), from Middle High German stren, strene (skein, strand), from Old High German streno, from Proto-Germanic *strinô (strip, strand), from Proto-Indo-European *strēy-, *ster- (strip, line, streak, ray, stripe, row); related to Dutch streen (skein, hank of thread, strand, string), German Strähne (skein, hank of thread, strand of hair).

Noun[edit]

strand (plural strands)

  1. Each of the strings which, twisted together, make up a yarn, rope or cord.
  2. A string.
  3. An individual length of any fine, string-like substance.
    strand of spaghetti
    strand of hair.
  4. (electronics) A group of wires, usually twisted or braided.
  5. (broadcasting) A series of programmes on a particular theme or linked subject.
  6. (figuratively) A sequence of linked events or facts; a logical thread.
    strand of truth
    • 2004, David Wray, Literacy: Major Themes in Education, Taylor & Francis ISBN 9780415277129, page 78
      She responds to both questions in writing and checks her answer on the fact question. Her suspicions confirmed about the importance of the two names, Miranda vows to pay close attention to this strand of the story as she continues to read.
  7. (genetics) A nucleotide chain.
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Note: many languages have particular words for “a strand of <substance>” that are different for each substance. The translations below refer to strands in general. You might find a more appropriate translation under the word for the substance itself.

Verb[edit]

strand (third-person singular simple present strands, present participle stranding, simple past and past participle stranded)

  1. (transitive) To break a strand of (a rope).

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

strand (plural strande, diminutive strandjie)

  1. beach

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse strǫnd.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stran/, [sd̥ʁɑnˀ]

Noun[edit]

strand c (singular definite stranden, plural indefinite strande)

  1. beach
  2. shore, seashore
  3. seaside

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strand

  1. imperative of strande

Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

strand n (plural stranden, diminutive strandje n)

  1. beach, strand

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Verb[edit]

strand

  1. first-person singular present indicative of stranden
  2. imperative of stranden

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Strand.[1]

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Noun[edit]

strand (plural strandok)

  1. beach
  2. open-air bath

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative strand strandok
accusative strandot strandokat
dative strandnak strandoknak
instrumental stranddal strandokkal
causal-final strandért strandokért
translative stranddá strandokká
terminative strandig strandokig
essive-formal strandként strandokként
essive-modal
inessive strandban strandokban
superessive strandon strandokon
adessive strandnál strandoknál
illative strandba strandokba
sublative strandra strandokra
allative strandhoz strandokhoz
elative strandból strandokból
delative strandról strandokról
ablative strandtól strandoktól
Possessive forms of strand
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. strandom strandjaim
2nd person sing. strandod strandjaid
3rd person sing. strandja strandjai
1st person plural strandunk strandjaink
2nd person plural strandotok strandjaitok
3rd person plural strandjuk strandjaik

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English strand.

Noun[edit]

strand (plural strandes)

  1. a beach or shoreline

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse strǫnd

Noun[edit]

strand f, m (definite singular stranda or stranden, indefinite plural strender, definite plural strendene)

  1. a beach

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse strǫnd

Noun[edit]

strand f (definite singular stranda, indefinite plural strender, definite plural strendene)

  1. a beach

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Old Norse strǫnd.

Noun[edit]

strand n

  1. beach

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Old Norse strǫnd.

Noun[edit]

strand n

  1. beach

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse strǫnd

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Noun[edit]

strand c

  1. a beach (not necessarily sandy)

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