1(of a boat, sailor, or sea creature) left aground on a shore.‘a stranded whale’beached, grounded, run aground, high and dry, stuckView synonyms
- 1.1Left without the means to move from somewhere.‘she offers a lift to a stranded commuter’helpless, without assistance, without help, without resources, in difficultiesView synonyms
- 1.1Left without the means to move from somewhere.
[attributive] (of thread, rope, or similar) arranged in single thin lengths twisted together.‘stranded cotton’[in combination] figurative ‘the many-stranded passions of the country’
- ‘Double stranded breaks in DNA if not repaired, can result in death.’
- ‘The native double stranded DNA molecule is known to be a poor immunogen whose immunogenic form has not yet been identified.’
- ‘The disclosed method of making a shape-stranded rope includes twisting large wires into strands by twining them in at least one layer about a core with a sheathing of a soft deformable material.’
- ‘Some escape the many-stranded web of disadvantages.’