strain meaning


Definition of strain

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First Known Use of strain

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

1558, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for strain

Middle English streen progeny, lineage, from Old English strēon gain, acquisition; akin to Old High German gi striuni gain, Latin struere to heap up — more at strew

Middle English, from Anglo-French estreindre, from Latin stringere to bind or draw tight, press together; akin to Greek strang-, stranx drop squeezed out, strangalē halter

Strain definition is – lineage, ancestry. How to use strain in a sentence.