Definitions for SANDsænd; Fr. sɑ̃d, sɑ̃
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a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
Sand, George Sand, Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant(noun)
French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)
backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumption(verb)
fortitude and determination
"he didn't have the guts to try it"
rub with sandpaper
"sandpaper the wooden surface"
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.
A beach or other expanse of sand.
The Canadian tar sands are a promising source of oil.
Personal courage (used before or around 1920s).
A particle from 62.5 microns to 2 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.
To abrade the surface of (something) with sand or sandpaper in order to smooth or clean it.
To cover with sand.
Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
Origin: See the verb sendan
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
a single particle of such stone
the sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life
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
courage; pluck; grit
to sprinkle or cover with sand
to drive upon the sand
to bury (oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud
to mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar
Origin: [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. .]
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'SAND' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3317
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SAND' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3437
Rank popularity for the word 'SAND' in Nouns Frequency: #1261
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It felt like sand hitting you in the face.
Castles made of sand fall in the sea eventually.
The sand is very soft, so helmets aren’t necessary.
Life is like an hour glass, every grain of sand means something.
All they have is sand and oil, and they know what to do with the oil.
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Translations for SAND
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- platja, sorra, arenaCatalan, Valencian
- pláž, kuráž, písekCzech
- пѣсъкъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- sandstrand, sandfarvet, strand, sandDanish
- Sand, Sandfarbe, Sandstrand, schmirgeln, schleifenGerman
- αμμουδιά, άμμοςGreek
- arena, playa, lijarSpanish
- hondar, hareaBasque
- شن, ریگ, ماسهPersian
- hiekanvärinen, hiekkaranta, santa, hiekka, hietikko, hiekoittaa, hioaFinnish
- sable, cran, plageFrench
- sânWestern Frisian
- tràigh, gainmheachScottish Gaelic
- praia, xabre, areaGalician
- रेत, बालूHindi
- spiaggia, sabbia, rena, insabbiare, scartavetrareItalian
- 砂色, 砂浜, 砂, ビーチ, 磨くJapanese
- ქვიშა, სილა, მეჩეჩიGeorgian
- خۆڵ, xîz, qûmKurdish
- rāmentum, arēna, harēnaLatin
- ramel, borraMaltese
- zandstrand, zand, lef, zavel, zandkleurig, zandkleurige, schurenDutch
- sandNorwegian Nynorsk
- sandstrand, sandfarget, strandNorwegian
- séíNavajo, Navaho
- arena, sablaOccitan
- praia, areia, arearPortuguese
- sablun, sablungRomansh
- curaj, arină, plajă, nisip, nisipi, sabla, acoperi cu nisip, nisipiuRomanian
- pijesak, пијесак, pesak, песакSerbo-Croatian
- strand, sand, sandfärgad, sandstrand, snow, sandpappra, ice, sanda, slipaSwedish
- çäge, gumTurkmen
- one'oneTonga (Tonga Islands)
- قۇمUyghur, Uighur
- זאַמד, הובלעװעןYiddish
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