What does Sands mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. littoral, litoral, littoral zone, sandsnoun

    the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean


  1. sandsnoun

    sand grains, especially in reference to the contents of an hourglass, from which

  2. sandsnoun

    a unit of time.

    The sands of a lifetime are rapidly running out.

  3. sandsnoun

    a desert

    We were lost in the sands of Arabia.


  1. sands

    Sands are fine particles of mineral, rock, or organic material, often resulting from the erosion and weathering processes. It is mostly composed of quartz and feldspar and can come in a variety of colors, typically light brown or yellow. Sands are often found in deserts and on beaches and are used in various industries including construction, glass manufacturing, and even in land reclamation projects.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SANDS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sands is ranked #1944 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sands surname appeared 18,584 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Sands.

    80% or 14,876 total occurrences were White.
    13% or 2,418 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 582 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 348 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 240 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 121 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sands in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sands in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Sands in a Sentence

  1. Greg Stringham:

    The momentum that we see in the oil sands ... the growth that we see in the first four or five years of the forecast, really is pretty well set, in the longer term the oil sands does depend more on world oil prices.

  2. John Donne:

    Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    The sands are number'd that make up my life.

  4. Derek Cummings:

    Oil production in Alberta will continue to grow, production may grow at a slightly slower pace ... but we see the oil sands as being resilient.

  5. Bob Moawad:

    You can't leave footprints in the sands of time if you're sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time

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