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1sand

noun \ˈsand\

: the very tiny, loose pieces of rock that cover beaches, deserts, etc.

: an area of sand

sands : the beach or desert

Full Definition of SAND

1
a :  a loose granular material that results from the disintegration of rocks, consists of particles smaller than gravel but coarser than silt, and is used in mortar, glass, abrasives, and foundry molds
b :  soil containing 85 percent or more of sand and a maximum of 10 percent of clay; broadly :  sandy soil
2
a :  a tract of sand :  beach
b :  a sandbank or sandbar
3
:  the sand in an hourglass; also :  the moments of a lifetime —usually used in plural <the sands of this government run out very rapidly — H. J. Laski>
4
:  an oil-producing formation of sandstone or unconsolidated sand
5
:  firm resolution
6
:  a yellowish-gray color

Examples of SAND

  1. The beaches are covered with pinkish sand.
  2. I have sand in my shoe.
  3. The children are playing in the sand.
  4. She walked across the hot sand.

Origin of SAND

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German sant sand, Latin sabulum, Greek psammos
First Known Use: before 12th century

2sand

transitive verb

: to make the surface of something smooth by rubbing it with sandpaper

: to spread sand over (an icy street, sidewalk, etc.) : to cover (something) with sand

Full Definition of SAND

1
:  to sprinkle or dust with or as if with sand
2
:  to cover or fill with sand
3
:  to smooth or dress by grinding or rubbing with an abrasive (as sandpaper)

Examples of SAND

  1. You should sand the shelf before painting it.
  2. Be sure to sand before you paint the shelf.
  3. The streets are slippery because they haven't been sanded yet.

First Known Use of SAND

14th century

Sand

biographical name \ˈsand, ˈsäⁿ(n)d, ˈsäⁿ\

Definition of SAND

George 1804–1876 pseud. of Amandine-Aurore-Lucie (or -Lucile ) Du*de*vant \dued-ˈväⁿ, due-də-\ née Dupin Fr. writer
SANDED Defined for Kids

1sand

noun \ˈsand\

Definition of SAND for Kids

1
:  loose material in grains produced by the natural breaking up of rocks
2
:  a soil made up mostly of sand

2sand

verb
sand·edsand·ing

Definition of SAND for Kids

1
:  to sprinkle with sand <The snowy roads were plowed and sanded.>
2
:  to smooth or clean with sandpaper
sand·er noun
Medical Dictionary

sand

noun \ˈsand\

Medical Definition of SAND

:  gritty particles in various body tissues or fluids—see brain sand

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