[ sand-skeyp ]

  1. an artistic, often sweeping display of sand, as seen on beaches and deserts, where patterns of swirls, ridges, lines, etc., are formed by natural forces or by human design: The beaches and sandbars along our rocky coastline are famous for their colorful, sparkling sandscapes.The sandscape she made with just a garden rake was mind-blowing.

  2. any landscape that is composed primarily of sand, as at a beach or desert, existing as an area of natural formation or, at least in part, of human design: A beautiful sandscape runs along this Arizona highway.She designs sandscapes for beachfront homes.

  1. a piece of artwork made from sand contained in a clear jar, bowl, vase, etc., often with different colors of sand layered in swirling patterns.

Origin of sandscape

First recorded in 1905–10; sand + -scape

Words Nearby sandscape Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024