strand

strand(
strahnd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to run aground)
a. encallar
The captain misread the nautical chart and stranded the boat on a reef.El capitán interpretó mal la carta náutica y encalló el barco en un arrecife.
b. varar
The typhoon stranded the ship on a shoal.El tifón varó la nave en un banco de arena.
2. (to leave behind; often used in passive voice)
a. abandonar
I can't believe it; the bus stranded us.No lo puedo creer; el autobús nos abandonó.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Many people were stranded by the car accident.El accidente automovilístico dejó varadas a muchas personas.
My sister didn't notice that I hadn't gotten in the car, and stranded me at the mall.Mi hermana no se fijó que no me había subido al coche, y me dejó varado en el centro comercial.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (filament)
a. la hebra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Ana uses a cotton thread with six strands for making bracelets.Ana usa un hilo de algodón de seis hebras para hacer pulseras.
b. el hilo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Mike cut a loose strand of thread hanging from his coat.Mike cortó un hilo suelto que colgaba de su abrigo.
c. el cabo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
They lifted the statue with a strong rope made of 12 strands.Levantaron la estatua con una soga fuerte de 12 cabos.
4. (piece of hair)
a. el pelo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I was disgusted to find a blond strand in my sandwich.Me dio asco encontrar un pelo rubio en mi sándwich.
5. (element)
a. el aspecto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The story has at least three main strands.La historia contiene por lo menos tres aspectos principales.
b. la faceta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Dr. Pascual gave a presentation on the many strands of chaos theory.El Dr. Pascual dio una presentación sobre las varias facetas de la teoría del caos.
c. el hilo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The detective found a loose strand in the suspect's story and pulled on it until the plot unraveled.El detective encontró un hilo suelto en la historia del sospechoso y tiró de él hasta desentrañar la trama.
6. (jewelry)
a. la vuelta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Maria wore a double strand of pearls necklace with her black dress.María se puso un collar de dos vueltas de perlas con su vestido negro.
b. el hilo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Joe gave his wife a strand of pearls for her birthday.Joe le regaló un hilo de perlas a su mujer por su cumpleaños.
7. (geography)
a. la playa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
It was so windy today; I got covered in sand from head to toe after walking on the strand.Estaba tan ventoso hoy, que quedé completamente cubierto de arena después de caminar en la playa.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
Unlock More Translations for Free
Learn more with unlimited dictionary access. Sign up for free today.
strand
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of rope)
a. el cabo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (of cotton)
a. la hebra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (of hair)
a. el pequeño mechón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
4. (fig)
a. el hilo (argumental)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of plot)
strand [strænd]
noun
(liter) (beach, shore) playa (f)
transitive verb
[+ship] varar; encallar
to be (left) stranded [+ship, fish] quedar varado; [+person] (without money) quedar desamparado; (without transport) quedar tirado
to leave sb stranded (in the lurch) dejar a algn plantado
strand [strænd]
noun
1 [of thread] hebra (f); hilo (m); [of hair] pelo (m); [of rope] ramal (m); [of plant] brizna (f)
2 [of plan, theory] aspecto (m); faceta (f)
There are two strands to his tactics He's trying to bring together various strands of radical philosophic thought
[of story] hilo (m) argumental
Fortunately, all these different strands are brought together and neatly tied up at the end of the film
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Examples
Machine Translators
Translate strand using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Conjugations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
SpanishDict Premium
Have you tried it yet? Here's what's included:
Cheat sheets
No ads
Learn offline on iOS
Fun phrasebooks
Learn Spanish faster
Support SpanishDict