A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles along the shoreline of a body of water.

Strand or The Strand may also refer to:


*Auckland railway station, the former main railway station of Auckland, New Zealand, known as "The Strand" for excursion trains
*Bootle Strand, a shopping centre in Bootle, Merseyside
*Strand (Friesland) Netherlands
*Strand, Norway
*Strand (island), a German island that was split into two by the Burchardi Flood of 1634
*Strand, Western Cape, South Africa
*Štrand, a beach on the Danube in Novi Sad, Serbia
*Strand Fiord Pass, a pass on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada
*Strand, London, a famous road in London
*Strand National Historic Landmark District in Galveston, Texas
*Strand Street (Cape Town), a road in Cape Town, South Africa
*The Strand (bicycle path), a pedestrian/bike path along the coast of the South Bay, Los Angeles
*The Strand Arcade, a Victorian shopping arcade in Sydney, Australia
*The Strand, Townsville, a beachside foreshore in Townsville, Australia


*David Strand, an American scholar of early 20th century China
*Kjetil Strand, a Norwegian handball player
*Mark Strand, an American poet
*Paul Strand, an American modernist photographer
*Richard Strand, an American linguist studying Afghanistan
*Roar Strand, a Norwegian footballer


*Strand Bookstore, a famous book store in New York City.
*Strand (cigarette), a 1950s/1960s brand of tobacco notorious for its failed advertising campaign, "You're never alone with a Strand".
*Strand Lighting, a company supplying lighting equipment to the entertainment industry.
*"Strand Magazine", a British monthly founded in the 1890s (named after the road in London).
*Strand (album) is an album by the Spinanes.
*Strand Cinema, art deco cinema in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
*Strand (epistemology), an epistemological strand.
*Strand Home Video was formerly Strand VCI Entertainment but changed its name in 1993.
*Strand Hotel (also known as The Strand) is a colonial-style hotel in Yangon, Myanmar.
*Strand (programming language) is a parallel programming system.
*Strand Theater is a national historic landmark in Lakewood, New Jersey.
*Strand VCI Entertainment was a company specializing direct-to-video releases of children's entertainment.
*The Strand is an American Industrial band.
*The Strand was a British hard rock band that eventually evolved into the Sex Pistols.

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  • STRAND (P.) — STRAND PAUL (1890 1976) Les multiples activités de Paul Strand et les thèmes très divers de son œuvre pourraient faire de lui un «touche à tout» de l’image photographique. Né à New York en 1890, il s’adonne à la photographie dès son adolescence.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ştrand — ŞTRAND, ştranduri, s.n. Teren (cu nisip) situat în apropierea unei ape sau prevăzut cu bazin cu apă, amenajat special pentru a putea fi folosit, în timpul verii, pentru plajă, baie sau pentru sporturi nautice. – Din germ. Strand. Trimis de RACAI …   Dicționar Român

  • 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}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Shore… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strand — strand1 [strand] n. [ME < OE, akin to ON strǫnd, Ger strand, prob. < IE base * ster , to extend, stretch out > STREW] land at the edge of a body of water; shore, esp. ocean shore vt., vi. 1. to run or drive aground [a ship stranded by… …   English World dictionary

  • Strand — Strand: Die Bezeichnung des flachen Uferstreifens am Meer (seltener des Fluss und Seeufers) ist ursprünglich ein nordgerm. Wort (aisl. stro̧nd, schwed. strand), das ins Aengl. (engl. strand) und Ende des 13. Jh.s ins Dt. und Niederl. entlehnt… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Strand — (Husby,Швеция) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Strands Gård, 635 05 Husby, Швеция …   Каталог отелей

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strand — [strænd] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Origin unknown] 1.) a single thin piece of thread, wire, hair etc strand of ▪ He reached out and brushed a strand of hair away from her face. 2.) one of the parts of a story, idea, plan etc strand of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Strand — Sm std. (14. Jh.) Entlehnung. Übernommen aus mndd. strant, mndl. strande, entsprechend ae. strand n., anord. stro̧nd f. Die deutschen Wörter stammen wohl aus dem Englischen, das englische vielleicht aus dem Nordischen. Am ehesten eine Variante… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Strand — Strand, n. [Probably fr. D. streen a skein; akin to G. str[ a]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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strand — Strand, v. t. To break a strand of (a rope). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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