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 for strand
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strand \Strand\, n. [AS. strand; akin to D., G., Sw., & Dan.
     strand, Icel. str["o]nd.]
     The shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large
     lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river. --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Strand birds. (Zool.) See Shore birds, under Shore.
  
     Strand plover (Zool.), a black-bellied plover. See Illust.
        of Plover.
  
     Strand wolf (Zool.), the brown hyena.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strand \Strand\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stranded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Stranding.]
     To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a
     ship.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strand \Strand\, v. i.
     To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship
     stranded at high water.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strand \Strand\, n. [Probably fr. D. streen a skein; akin to G.
     str[aum]hne a skein, lock of hair, strand of a rope.]
     One of the twists, or strings, as of fibers, wires, etc., of
     which a rope is composed.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strand \Strand\, v. t.
     To break a strand of (a rope).
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  strand
      n 1: 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"
      2: line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are
         twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable
      3: a necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of
         beads"; "a strand of pearls"; [syn: chain, string,
         strand]
      4: a very slender natural or synthetic fiber [syn: fibril,
         filament, strand]
      5: a poetic term for a shore (as the area periodically covered
         and uncovered by the tides)
      6: a street in west central London famous for its theaters and
         hotels
      v 1: leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue; "the
           travellers were marooned" [syn: maroon, strand]
      2: drive (a vessel) ashore
      3: bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship" [syn:
         ground, strand, run aground]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "strand":
     animal fiber, artificial fiber, bank, beach, berm, capillament,
     cast away, cilium, cirrus, coast, coastland, coastline, cobweb,
     denier, embankment, fiber, fibrilla, filament, filamentule,
     flagellum, foreshore, gossamer, ground, hair, hank,
     ironbound coast, lido, littoral, pile up, plage, playa, riverside,
     riviera, rockbound coast, run aground, sands, sea margin, seabank,
     seabeach, seaboard, seacliff, seacoast, seashore, seaside, shingle,
     shipwreck, shore, shoreline, skein, submerged coast, suture,
     take the ground, tendril, thread, threadlet, tidewater, waterfront,
     waterside, web, wreck
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Strand
  
     1. AND-parallel logic programming language.  Essentially
     flat Parlog83 with sequential-and and sequential-or
     eliminated.
  
     ["Strand: New Concepts on Parallel Programming", Ian Foster et
     al, P-H 1990].  Strand88 is a commercial implementation.
  
     2. A query language, implemented on top of INGRES (an
     RDBMS).  ["Modelling Summary Data", R. Johnson, Proc ACM
     SIGMOD Conf 1981].
  

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