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Definition of strand noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a single thin piece of thread, wire, hair, etc. a strand of wool a few strands of dark hair She wore a single strand of pearls around her neck.
  2. 2one of the different parts of an idea, a plan, a story, etc. We heard every strand of political opinion. The author draws the different strands of the plot together in the final chapter.
  3. 3(literary) the land along the edge of the ocean, or of a lake or river
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