Sand Definition

sănd
sanded, sanding, sands
noun
sands
Small loose grains of worn or disintegrated rock.
American Heritage
Loose, gritty particles of eroded or weathered rock, varying in size from about116 mm to 2 mm in diameter, usually deposited along the shores of bodies of water, in riverbeds, or in deserts.
Webster's New World
A tract or area of sand; beach, etc.
Webster's New World
Particles (of time); moments.
Webster's New World
The loose, granular, gritty particles in an hourglass.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
Baroness DudevantAmandine Aurore Lucie Dupingeorge sandbackbonegumptionmoxiegutsgritoswarpsyrtissiltsilicasandy soilsabulosity (sandiness)
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verb
sanded, sanding, sands
To sprinkle or cover with sand.
Webster's New World
To smooth, polish, or clean with sand, sandpaper, or other abrasive substance.
Webster's New World
To mix with sand.
American Heritage
To fill with sand.
Webster's New World
Sand means to sprinkle with sand, or to smooth the surface using sand particles or sandpaper.
An example of sand is to rub back and forth to smooth out a rough floor with sandpaper.
YourDictionary
Synonyms:
sandpaper
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adjective
Reddish-yellow to grayish-tan.
Webster's New World
The definition of sand is the color that is a light grayish brown to a yellowish tan.
An example of something sand-colored are the particles on the beach.
YourDictionary
proper name
(pseud. of Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baronne Dudevant) 1804-76; Fr. novelist.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Sand

Noun

Singular:
sand
Plural:
sands

Origin of Sand

  • From Middle English, from Old English sand, from Proto-Germanic *samdaz (compare West Frisian sân, Dutch zand, German Sand, Danish sand), from Proto-Indo-European *sámhâ‚‚dÊ°os (compare Latin sabulum, Ancient Greek ἄμαθος (ámathos)), from *sem- (“to pour") (compare English dialectal samel (“sand bottom"), Old Irish to-ess-sem (“to pour out"), Latin sentina (“bilge water"), Lithuanian sémti (“to scoop"), Ancient Greek ἀμάω (amáō, “to gather"), ἄμη (amÄ“, “water bucket")).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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