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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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