What does SAND mean?

Definitions for SANDsænd; Fr. sɑ̃d, sɑ̃

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SAND.

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sand

    sand, n. fine particles of crushed or worn rocks, used in founding: force of character: (pl.) lands covered with sand: a sandy beach: moments of time, from the use of sand in the hour-glass.—v.t. to sprinkle with sand.—ns. Sand′-bag (fort.), a canvas bag filled with sand or earth, forming a ready means of giving cover against an enemy's fire, or of tamping the charge in a mine: an engraver's leather cushion, &c.; Sand′-bag′ger, a robber who uses a sand-bag to stun his victims; Sand′-ball, a ball of soap mixed with fine sand for the toilet; Sand′-band, a guard-ring to keep sand from working into the axle-box; Sand′-bank, a bank of sand formed by tides and currents; Sand′-bath, a vessel of hot sand for heating vessels without direct exposure to the fire: a bath in which the body is covered with warm sea-sand: saburration; Sand′-bear, the Indian badger; Sand′-bed, the bed into which the iron from the blast-furnace is run; Sand′-bird, a sandpiper: a shore bird; Sand′-blast, sand driven by a blast of air or steam for cutting and engraving figures on glass or metal.—adj. Sand′-blind, afflicted with partial blindness, in which particles of sand seem to float before the eyes.—ns. Sand′-blind′ness; Sand′-blow′er, a sand bellows; Sand′-box, a box with a perforated top for sprinkling sand on writing, a contrivance formerly used by way of blotting-paper: a box with sand to prevent the wheels of a rail from slipping; Sand′-brake, a device for stopping trains automatically; Sand′-bug, a burrowing crustacean: a digger-wasp; Sand′-bur, a weed found in the plains of the western United States; Sand′-canal′, the stone canal of an echinoderm; Sand′-cherr′y, the dwarf cherry; Sand′-cock, the redshank; Sand′-crab, the lady-crab; Sand′-crack, a crack in a horse's hoof: a crack in a moulded brick before burning; Sand′-crick′et, a name applied to certain large crickets in the western United States; Sand′-dab, a kind of plaice; Sand′-dart, a British noctuid moth; Sand′-dart′er, -div′er, a small etheostomine fish of the Ohio valley; Sand′-doll′ar, a flat sea-urchin; Sand′-drift, a mound of drifted sand; Sand′-dune, a ridge of loose sand drifted by the wind.—adj. Sand′ed (Shak.), marked with yellow spots: sprinkled with sand: short-sighted.—ns. Sand′-eel, a small eel-like fish, which buries itself in the sand when the tide retires; Sand′erling, a genus of birds of the snipe family, characterised by the absence of a hind-toe, common on the coast, eating marine worms, small crustaceans, and bivalve molluscs; Sand′-fence, a barrier in a stream of stakes and iron wire;

Editors Contribution

  1. sand

    A type of material consisting of a variety of particles of rock and mineral.

    Sand is found on beaches and is created from rock from quarries and the earth and used for a variety of purposes.

  2. sand

    To use a specific device or tool to create a type of finish on a piece of wood or other type of material.

    My brother uses a sander to sand down the doors before he hangs them up.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SAND in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SAND in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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. Unknown:

    Write Own Worries In The Sand,Carve Own Blessings In The Stone

  5. zachary roderiques:

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

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