verb (used with object)
- sanctum sanctorum,
- sanctus bell,
- sanctus turret,
- sand bar,
- sand bluestem,
- sand castle,
- sand chair,
- sand cherry
Origin of sand
Examples from the Web for sand
And there, the sand castle builder and tag player who loved her aunt more than science would be buried.11 Children Shot in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa's Lap|Michael Daly|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To see how a global ocean could affect libration, take two bottles, fill one with sand and the other with water, then spin them.
The book is the line in the sand, proof that she is not, as she is so often conflated, the Hannah Horvath she has created.Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’|Kevin Fallon|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I kneel with the journalist in the sand, my face stoic and yet terrified, crying, knowing that I can do nothing but wait.Thank Goodness We’ve Got A Plan! Let the War Begin!|Michael Carson|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Volcanoes spewed lava and ash, ocean floors were thrust upward, sand and rock and shale settled into slurry.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards|Clive Irving|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The surface is porous; the cells are distant and arranged irregularly, and seem as if composed of sand cemented with mud.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
Here, on a narrow strip of sand, he undressed and leaped into the waves.Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines|R.M. Ballantyne
How he had planned, dug, planted it; pruned his fruit trees; placed his anemones in leaf-mould, his bulbs on sand.Christmas Roses and Other Stories|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
It cannot be accounted for entirely by the friction, as the removal of the paper allows the sand to drop in a mass.Pressure, Resistance, and Stability of Earth|J. C. Meem
The increase in length of runs and quantity of sand removed under low temperature conditions is very marked.
- a greyish-yellow colour
- (as adjective)sand upholstery
Word Origin for sand
Old English sand, from Proto-Germanic *sandam (cf. Old Norse sandr, Old Frisian sond, Middle Dutch sant, Dutch zand, German Sand), from PIE *bhs-amadho- (cf. Greek psammos "sand;" Latin sabulum "coarse sand," source of Italian sabbia, French sable), suffixed form of root *bhes- "to rub."
Historically, the line between sand and gravel cannot be distinctly drawn. Used figuratively in Old English in reference to innumerability and instability. General Germanic, but not attested in Gothic, which used in this sense malma, related to Old High German melm "dust," the first element of the Swedish city name Malmö (the second element meaning "island"), and to Latin molere "to grind." Metaphoric for "innumerability" since Old English. Sand dollar, type of flat sea-urchin, so called from 1884, so called for its shape; sand dune attested from 1830.
late 14c., "to sprinkle with sand," from sand (n.); from 1620s as "to bury or fill in with sand." Meaning "to grind or polish with sand" is from 1858. Related: Sanded; sanding.
see build on sand; hide one's head in the sand.