Sand meaning

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Sand is defined as small, loose, gritty particles of rock, or an area with these small particles.

An example of sand is what is found at the beach or on the desert.

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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.

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Courage; stamina; perseverance.
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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.

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A tract of land covered with sand, as a beach or desert.
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A light grayish brown to yellowish gray.
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To sprinkle or cover with or as if with sand.
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To polish or scrape with sand or sandpaper.
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To mix with sand.
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To fill up (a harbor) with sand.
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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.
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A tract or area of sand; beach, etc.
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Particles (of time); moments.
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Grit; courage; determination.
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Any of the colors characteristic of sand, variously reddish yellow to grayish tan.
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To sprinkle or cover with sand.
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To smooth, polish, or clean with sand, sandpaper, or other abrasive substance.
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To fill with sand.
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Reddish-yellow to grayish-tan.
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(pseud. of Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baronne Dudevant) 1804-76; Fr. novelist.
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A sedimentary material consisting of small, often rounded grains or particles of disintegrated rock, smaller than granules and larger than silt. The diameter of the particles ranges from 0.0625 to 2 mm. Although sand often consists of quartz, it can consist of any other mineral or rock fragment as well. Coral sand, for example, consists of limestone fragments.
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(uncountable) Rock that is ground more finely than gravel, but is not as fine as silt (more formally, see grain sizes chart), forming beaches and deserts and also used in construction.
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(often in the plural) A beach or other expanse of sand.

The Canadian tar sands are a promising source of oil.

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(uncountable, dated) Personal courage (used before or around 1920s).
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(uncountable, geology) A particle from 62.5 microns to 2 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.
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A light beige colour, like that of typical sand.

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(figuratively) A moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life (referring to the sand in an hourglass).
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Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
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To abrade the surface of (something) with sand or sandpaper in order to smooth or clean it.
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To cover with sand.
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Origin of sand

  • Middle English from Old English

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

  • 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