sand

[ sand ]
/ sænd /

noun

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. sanctum,
  2. sanctum sanctorum,
  3. sanctus,
  4. sanctus bell,
  5. sanctus turret,
  6. sand bar,
  7. sand bluestem,
  8. sand castle,
  9. sand chair,
  10. sand cherry

Idioms

    draw a line in the sand, to set a limit; allow to go up to a point but no further.

Origin of sand

before 900; Middle English (noun), Old English; cognate with German Sand, Old Norse sandr

Related forms
Can be confusedsand sediment silt

Sand

[ sand; French sahnd ]
/ sænd; French sɑ̃d /

noun

George [jawrj; French zhawrzh] /dʒɔrdʒ; French ʒɔrʒ/Lucile Aurore Dupin Dudevant, 1804–76, French novelist.

sand.

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British Dictionary definitions for sand

sand

/ (sænd) /

noun

verb

Derived Formssandlike, adjective

Word Origin for sand

Old English; related to Old Norse sandr, Old High German sant, Greek hamathos

Sand

/ (French sɑ̃d) /

noun

George (ʒɔrʒ), pen name of Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin. 1804–76, French novelist, best known for such pastoral novels as La Mare au diable (1846) and François le Champi (1847–48) and for her works for women's rights to independence
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Word Origin and History for sand
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for sand

sand

[ sănd ]

n.

Small, loose grains of worn or disintegrated rock.

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Science definitions for sand

sand

[ sănd ]

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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Idioms and Phrases with sand

sand

see build on sand; hide one's head in the sand.

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