An example of sand is what is found at the beach or on the desert.
An example of sand is to rub back and forth to smooth out a rough floor with sandpaper.
An example of something sand-colored are the particles on the beach.
The Canadian tar sands are a promising source of oil.
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 sÃ¢n, Dutch zand, German Sand, Danish sand), from Proto-Indo-European *sÃ¡mhâ‚‚dÊ°os (compare Latin sabulum, Ancient Greek á¼„Î¼Î±Î¸Î¿Ï‚ (Ã¡mathos)), from *sem- (“to pour") (compare English dialectal samel (“sand bottom"), Old Irish to-ess-sem (“to pour out"), Latin sentina (“bilge water"), Lithuanian sÃ©mti (“to scoop"), Ancient Greek á¼€Î¼Î¬Ï‰ (amÃ¡Å, “to gather"), á¼„Î¼Î· (amÄ“, “water bucket")).