Definitions for SANDsænd; Fr. sɑ̃d, sɑ̃

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sandsænd(n.)

  1. the more or less fine debris of rocks, consisting of small, loose grains, often of quartz.

  2. Usu., sands. a tract or region composed principally of sand.

  3. sands, moments of time or of one's life.

  4. a light reddish yellow or brownish yellow color.

  5. courage; pluck.

  6. (v.t.)to smooth or polish with sandpaper or other abrasive.

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  7. to sprinkle with or as if with sand.

  8. to fill up with sand, as a harbor.

  9. to add sand to.

Idioms for sand:

  1. draw a line in the sand,to set a limit; allow to go up to a point but no further.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of sand:

bef. 900; ME (n.), OE; c. OFris, OS sand, OHG sant, ON sandr

sand′less(adj.)

Sandsænd; Fr. sɑ̃d, sɑ̃(n.)

  1. George (Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin Dudevant), 1804–76, French novelist.

    Category: Biography

sand.

  1. sandwich.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sand(noun)

    a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral

  2. Sand, George Sand, Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant(noun)

    French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)

  3. backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumption(verb)

    fortitude and determination

    "he didn't have the guts to try it"

  4. sandpaper, sand(verb)

    rub with sandpaper

    "sandpaper the wooden surface"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sand(noun)ænd; Fr. sɑ̃d, sɑ̃

    a substance made of small grains of stone found on a beach

    golden sand; a sand castle

  2. sand(verb)ænd; Fr. sɑ̃d, sɑ̃

    to make a surface smooth by rubbing it with sandpaper

    Sand all surfaces carefully before painting.

Wiktionary

  1. sand(Noun)

    Rock that is ground more finely than gravel, but is not as fine as silt (more formally, see grain sizes chart), forming beaches and deserts and also used in construction.

  2. sand(Noun)

    A beach or other expanse of sand.

    The Canadian tar sands are a promising source of oil.

  3. sand(Noun)

    Personal courage (used before or around 1920s).

  4. sand(Noun)

    A particle from 62.5 microns to 2 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.

  5. sand(Verb)

    To abrade the surface of (something) with sand or sandpaper in order to smooth or clean it.

  6. sand(Verb)

    To cover with sand.

  7. sand(Adjective)

    Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand.

  8. Origin: See the verb sendan

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sand(noun)

    fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent when wet

  2. Sand(noun)

    a single particle of such stone

  3. Sand(noun)

    the sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life

  4. Sand(noun)

    tracts of land consisting of sand, like the deserts of Arabia and Africa; also, extensive tracts of sand exposed by the ebb of the tide

  5. Sand(noun)

    courage; pluck; grit

  6. Sand(verb)

    to sprinkle or cover with sand

  7. Sand(verb)

    to drive upon the sand

  8. Sand(verb)

    to bury (oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud

  9. Sand(verb)

    to mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar

Freebase

  1. Sand

    Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. The composition of sand is highly variable, depending on the local rock sources and conditions, but the most common constituent of sand in inland continental settings and non-tropical coastal settings is silica, usually in the form of quartz. The second most common form of sand is calcium carbonate, for example aragonite, which has mostly been created, over the past half billion years, by various forms of life, like coral and shellfish. It is, for example, the primary form of sand apparent in areas where reefs have dominated the ecosystem for millions of years like the Caribbean.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAND' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3317

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAND' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3437

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAND' in Nouns Frequency: #1261


Translations for SAND

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sand(noun)

a large amount of tiny particles of crushed rocks, shells etc, found on beaches etc.

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