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strain2 all the descendants of a common ancestor; race.
strainer a sieve or other device used to strain or filter.
strait a narrow body of water between two larger bodies. [2 definitions]
strand1 to beach, or leave behind on the shore. [2 definitions]
strand2 a length of fibers, threads, wires, or hairs twisted together to form yarn, rope, or cable. [3 definitions]
strange unusual; odd; peculiar. [3 definitions]
stranger a person whom one does not know. [2 definitions]
strangle to kill by stopping the breathing of, usually by surrounding the neck with something; choke. [2 definitions]
strap a thin, flat strip of material used to fasten or hold objects together or in position. Straps often have a buckle at one end. [3 definitions]
strategic related to or concerning strategy. [2 definitions]
strategy a plan, method, or series of actions meant to perform a particular goal or effect. [2 definitions]
stratosphere a layer of the earth's upper atmosphere from about six miles to about thirty miles above the earth's surface.
straw the dried stalks of plants such as oats, wheat, or rye that remain after the grain is removed. Straw is used for feeding animals, for weaving hats and baskets, or for packing. [3 definitions]
strawberry a red, juicy fruit with seeds on the outside. [2 definitions]
stray to wander from or go beyond a fixed place, course, or practice, or to wander away from a group. [4 definitions]
streak a long, narrow line, mark, smear, or band. [8 definitions]
stream a flowing body of water such as a river, creek, or brook. [7 definitions]
street a public road in a town or city along which vehicles travel. Streets often have sidewalks and buildings along their sides. [2 definitions]
streetcar an electrically powered vehicle that runs along rails over city streets and is capable of carrying many passengers.
streetwise having knowledge about what goes on and the ability to survive in a city.
strength the state, quality, or condition of being strong. [3 definitions]