n. The shore or beach of the sea or ocean, or (in former use) of a lake or river; shore; beach.n. A small brook or rivulet.n. A passage for water; a gutter.To drive or run aground on the sea-shore: as, the ship was stranded in the fog: often used figuratively.To drift or be driven on shore; run aground, as a ship.To be cheeked or stopped; come to a standstill.n. A number of yarns or wires twisted together to form one of the parts of which a rope is twisted; hence, one of a number of flexible things, as grasses, strips of bark, or hair, twisted or woven together. Three or more strands twisted together form a rope. See cut under crown, v. t., 9.n. A single thread; a filament; a fiber.n. A string.To break one or more of the strands of (a rope).In rope-making, to form by the union or twisting of strands.Specifically, in law, to ground: said of the running of a vessel by accident upon the sands or rocks so that she is helpless there for some time.