Brook vs Strand - What's the difference?

brook | strand |


As verbs the difference between brook and strand

is that brook is (transitive|obsolete|except in scots) to use; enjoy; have the full employment of while strand is (nautical) to run aground; to beach or strand can be to break a strand of (a rope).

As nouns the difference between brook and strand

is that brook is a body of running water smaller than a river; a small stream while strand is the shore or beach of the sea or ocean; shore; beach or strand can be each of the strings which, twisted together, make up a yarn, rope or cord.

brook

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • To use; enjoy; have the full employment of.
  • To earn; deserve.
  • (label) To bear; endure; support; put up with; tolerate (usually used in the negative, with an abstract noun as object ).
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=6, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=But Sophia's mother was not the woman to brook defiance. After a few moments' vain remonstrance her husband complied. His manner and appearance were suggestive of a satiated sea-lion.}}
  • * 2005 , Nicholas Ostler, Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World , Harper:
  • Nevertheless, Garcilaso does claim that the Spaniards ‘who were unable to brook the length of the discourse, had left their places and fallen on the Indians’.
    Derived terms
    *

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A body of running water smaller than a river; a small stream.
  • *Bible, (w) viii. 7
  • *:The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:empties itself, as doth an inland brook / into the main of waters
  • *
  • *:But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶.
  • A water meadow.
  • Low, marshy ground.
  • Synonyms
    * beck * burn * coulee * creek * stream

    strand

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) strand, strond, from (etyl) . Cognate with West Frisian straun, Dutch strand, German Strand, Danish strand, Swedish strand.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The shore or beach of the sea or ocean; shore; beach.
  • Grand Strand
  • The shore or beach of a lake or river.
  • A small brook or rivulet.
  • A passage for water; gutter.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (nautical) To run aground; to beach.
  • (figuratively) To leave (someone) in a difficult situation; to abandon or desert.
  • (baseball) To cause the third out of an inning to be made, leaving a runner on base.
  • Jones pops up; that's going to strand a pair.
    Synonyms
    * (run aground) beach * (leave someone in a difficult situation) abandon, desert

    Etymology 2

    Origin uncertain. Cognate with (etyl) stran, strawn, .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Each of the strings which, twisted together, make up a yarn, rope or cord.
  • A string.
  • An individual length of any fine, string-like substance.
  • strand of spaghetti
    strand of hair .
  • (electronics) A group of wires, usually twisted or braided.
  • (broadcasting) A series of programmes on a particular theme or linked subject.
  • strand of truth
  • ( genetics) A nucleotide chain.
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * do the strand

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To break a strand of (a rope).
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