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ˈsæn disandy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flaxen, sandyadjective

    of hair color; pale yellowish to yellowish brown

    "flaxen locks"

  2. arenaceous, sandy, sandlikeadjective

    resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas

    "arenaceous limestone"; "arenaceous grasses"


  1. sandyadjective

    Covered with sand.

  2. sandyadjective

    Sprinkled with sand.

  3. sandyadjective

    Like sand, especially in texture.

  4. Sandynoun

    Shortened form of Sand Dancer.

  5. Sandynoun

    The A-1 Sky Raider aircraft.

  6. Sandynoun

    A diminutive of the male given name Alexander.

  7. Sandynoun

    A diminutive of the female given names Sandra and Alexandra.

  8. Sandynoun

    A small town in Bedfordshire, England.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sandyadjective

    Etymology: from sand.

    I should not see the sandy hourglass run,
    But I should think of shallows and of flats. William Shakespeare.

    Safer shall he be on the sandy plains,
    Than where castles mounted stand. William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    A region so desert, dry, and sandy, that travellers are fain to carry water on their camels. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Errours.

    Rough unweidly earth, nor to the plough
    Nor to the cattle kind, with sandy stones
    And gravel o’er-abounding. Phillips.

    O’er sandy wilds were yellow harvests spread. Alexander Pope.

    Favour, so bottomed upon the sandy foundation of personal respects only, cannot be long lived. Francis Bacon, to Villiers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sandy

    consisting of, abounding with, or resembling, sand; full of sand; covered or sprinkled with sand; as, a sandy desert, road, or soil

  2. Sandy

    of the color of sand; of a light yellowish red color; as, sandy hair

  3. Etymology: [AS. sandig.]


  1. Sandy

    Sandy is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, and named after the nearby Sandy River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 9,570. The city serves as the western gateway to the Mount Hood Corridor.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Sandy

    The nickname of a Scotsman, being short for Alexander, the most common Christian name to be met with in North Britain.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SANDY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sandy is ranked #5914 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sandy surname appeared 5,826 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Sandy.

    76.3% or 4,448 total occurrences were White.
    14.6% or 851 total occurrences were Black.
    3.7% or 219 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 122 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.9% or 115 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 71 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sandy in a Sentence

  1. Maria Lopez-Nuñez:

    This was worse than Superstorm Sandy, and Hurricane Ida happened over a short period of time, and sadly, our region is not more prepared than when Superstorm Sandy hit.

  2. Randy Savicky:

    Many of the families who suffered losses at Sandy Hook Elementary School were faced with being unable to bring Adam Lanza to justice or otherwise hold him or his mother accountable for what her son was able to do because of her actions.

  3. Stuart Mackinnon:

    I have always cared passionately for our parks and green spaces. Growing up in Vancouver was like growing up in a magical land, filled with green fields, tall trees, forests, sandy beaches and sunny days at the poolside. I want every child to be able to share this experience

  4. Briarwood Presbyterian Church:

    After the shooting at Sandy Hook (Elementary School) and in the wake of similar assaults at churches and schools, Briarwood recognized the need to provide qualified first responders to coordinate with local law enforcement who so heroically and effectively serve their communities.

  5. Andy Parker:

    If there is such a thing as bipartisanship left in this country, this is where we can do it, im doing this for the Sandy Hook families, the Parkland families, everyone who has been victimized.

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