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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.

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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. Marco Rubio:

    It is easy to talk tough on national security, you can't make the sands glow in the dark if you don't have bombs. You can't attack terrorists if you don't know where they are.

  2. Suncor Chief Executive Steve Williams:

    We still think the case is compelling for both Suncor and Canadian Oil Sands shareholders, a classic where we put them together and one plus one equals three.

  3. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    Sands of time pause, for a glimpse of moments dyed with the color of dance

  4. Cameron Todd:

    We've got a technology that allows you to more efficiently get bitumen out of oil sands, we've got a process that works and ... it means you don't have a problem with sludge that's left over and needs to go to a tailings pond.

  5. Jeanett Bergan:

    It's hard to treat oil sands differently (from) coal, because of the similar environmental effects in the extraction, and we decided to treat these fossil fuel products equally.

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    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
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