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sand

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noun \ˈsand\

Simple Definition of sand

  • : 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. 1a :  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 moldsb :  soil containing 85 percent or more of sand and a maximum of 10 percent of clay; broadly :  sandy soil

  2. 2a :  a tract of sand :  beachb :  a sandbank or sandbar

  3. 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. 4 :  an oil-producing formation of sandstone or unconsolidated sand

  5. 5 :  firm resolution

  6. 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

Rhymes with sand


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sand

transitive verb

Simple Definition of sand

  • : 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. 1 :  to sprinkle or dust with or as if with sand

  2. 2 :  to cover or fill with sand

  3. 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.



14th Century

First Known Use of sand

14th century


Sand

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

Definition of Sand

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



Rhymes with sand


Medical Dictionary

sand

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noun \ˈsand\

Medical Definition of sand

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






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