Definitions for SANDsænd; Fr. sɑ̃d, sɑ̃

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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"


  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

  10. Origin: [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. .]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bob Paglia:

    It felt like sand hitting you in the face.

  2. Jimi Hendrix:

    Castles made of sand fall in the sea eventually.

  3. Lon Beale:

    The sand is very soft, so helmets aren’t necessary.

  4. zachary roderiques:

    Life is like an hour glass, every grain of sand means something.

  5. Lon Beale:

    All they have is sand and oil, and they know what to do with the oil.

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