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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dune, sand dunenoun

    a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans

Wiktionary

  1. dunenoun

    A ridge or hill of sand piled up by the wind.

  2. Etymology: Cognate with Old and Modern French dune, Middle Dutch dūne, Dutch duin, compare English down.

Wikipedia

  1. Dune

    A dune is a landform composed of wind- or water-driven sand. It typically takes the form of a mound, ridge, or hill. An area with dunes is called a dune system or a dune complex. A large dune complex is called a dune field, while broad, flat regions covered with wind-swept sand or dunes with little or no vegetation are called ergs or sand seas. Dunes occur in different shapes and sizes, but most kinds of dunes are longer on the stoss (upflow) side, where the sand is pushed up the dune, and have a shorter slip face in the lee side. The valley or trough between dunes is called a dune slack.Dunes are most common in desert environments, where the lack of moisture hinders the growth of vegetation that would otherwise interfere with the development of dunes. However, sand deposits are not restricted to deserts, and dunes are also found along sea shores, along streams in semiarid climates, in areas of glacial outwash, and in other areas where poorly cemented sandstone bedrock disintegrates to produce an ample supply of loose sand. Subaqueous dunes can form from the action of water flow (fluvial processes) on sand or gravel beds of rivers, estuaries, and the sea-bed.Some coastal areas have one or more sets of dunes running parallel to the shoreline directly inland from the beach. In most cases, the dunes are important in protecting the land against potential ravages by storm waves from the sea. Artificial dunes are sometimes constructed to protect coastal areas. The dynamic action of wind and water can sometimes cause dunes to drift, which can have serious consequences. For example, the town of Eucla, Western Australia, had to be relocated in the 1890s because of dune drift. The modern word "dune" came into English from French around 1790, which in turn came from Middle Dutch dūne.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dunenoun

    a low hill of drifting sand usually formed on the coats, but often carried far inland by the prevailing winds

  2. Etymology: [The same word as down: cf. D. duin. See Down a bank of sand.]

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  1. Dune

    In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built either by wind or water flow. Dunes occur in different forms and sizes, formed by interaction with the flow of air or water. Most kinds of dunes are longer on the windward side where the sand is pushed up the dune and have a shorter "slip face" in the lee of the wind. The valley or trough between dunes is called a slack. A "dune field" is an area covered by extensive sand dunes. Large dune fields are known as ergs. Some coastal areas have one or more sets of dunes running parallel to the shoreline directly inland from the beach. In most cases the dunes are important in protecting the land against potential ravages by storm waves from the sea. Although the most widely distributed dunes are those associated with coastal regions, the largest complexes of dunes are found inland in dry regions and associated with ancient lake or sea beds. Dunes also form under the action of water flow, and on sand or gravel beds of rivers, estuaries and the sea-bed. The modern word "dune" came into English from French circa 1790. In ancient times, words cognate to "dune" probably had the meaning of a built-up hill or citadel fortification.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dune

    dūn, n. a low hill of sand on the seashore. [An earlier form of down, a hill.]

Editors Contribution

  1. dune

    A hill of sand.

    Many countries have a variety of different dunes which are beautiful to see, walk, explore and off-road where appropriate and just to do so.


    Submitted by MaryC on November 1, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DUNE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DUNE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of DUNE in a Sentence

  1. Olivia Wilde:

    Florence is a force, we are so grateful that Florence Pugh's able to make it tonight despite being in production on' Dune.' I know as a director how disruptive it is to lose an actor even for a day, so I'm very grateful to Florence Pugh, very grateful to Denis Villeneuve( director of' Dune : Part Two') for helping us, and we're really thrilled we'll get to celebrate Florence Pugh work tonight.

  2. Erik Anderson:

    There used to just be a lot more balance, you go look at the top 10 films of any given year going back to the'90s,'80s,'70s, and it was a mix of everything : action and science fiction and drama and comedies. What we see now is just Marvel, Marvel, Marvel, [ DC Extended Universe ],' Dune' -- these other existing IPs rather than original content and mid-range budget adult stories.

  3. Olivier Toupet:

    Sand is a big concern, if we drive downhill into a dune, we could embed ourselves into it and not be able to get back out.

  4. William Faulkner:

    The world is still, for she is old And many´s the bead of life she´s told. Her gossip there, the watching moon Views hill and stream and wave and dune

  5. Nancy Bray:

    Without that secondary dune line, we could have saltwater intrusion at the launch pad.

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