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dune

 (do͞on, dyo͞on)
n.
A hill or ridge of wind-blown sand.

[French, from Old French, from Middle Dutch dūne; see dheuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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dune

(djuːn)
n
(Physical Geography) a mound or ridge of drifted sand, occurring on the sea coast and in deserts
[C18: via Old French from Middle Dutch dūne; see down3]
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dune

(dun, dyun)

n.
a sand hill or sand ridge formed by the wind, usu. in desert regions or near lakes and oceans.
[1780–90; < French, Old French < Middle Dutch dūna; c. down3]
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dune

(do͞on)
A hill or ridge of wind-blown sand. Dunes are capable of moving (by the motion of their individual grains) but usually keep the same shape.
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A sand ridge or mound formed where wind heaps up the sand in a desert or on a low sandy coast.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dune - a ridge of sand created by the winddune - a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans
ridge - a long narrow natural elevation or striation
seif dune - a long and tall sand dune with a sharp crest; common in the Sahara
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dune

noun hillock, down (archaic), mound, mount, drift, elevation, knoll, brae (Scot.) They climbed a very large dune.
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Translations
كَثيب
duna
klitmile
dyyni
dûnedűne
sandalda
kopa
kāpa
dună
duna
peščina
dyn

dune

[djuːn]
A. Nduna f
B. CPD dune buggy Nbuggy m (vehículo para terrenos arenosos)
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dune

[ˈdjuːn] ndune fdune buggy nbuggy m
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dune

nDüne f
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dune

[djuːn] nduna
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dune

(djuːn) noun
(also ˈsand-dune) a low hill of sand.
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He was all eyes as the train sped through the country; he adored the sand dunes, their colour seemed to him more lovely than anything he had ever seen; and he was enchanted with the canals and the long lines of poplars.
Their wives never came to the island until late in May or early in June, for they did not care to be torn to pieces; and the young two-, three-, and four-year-old seals who had not begun housekeeping went inland about half a mile through the ranks of the fighters and played about on the sand dunes in droves and legions, and rubbed off every single green thing that grew.
There were long stretches of smooth-worn rock running for miles, exactly fitted to make seal-nurseries, and there were play-grounds of hard sand sloping inland behind them, and there were rollers for seals to dance in, and long grass to roll in, and sand dunes to climb up and down, and, best of all, Kotick knew by the feel of the water, which never deceives a true sea catch, that no men had ever come there.
"It grew." And just as he was going to roll the speaker over, a couple of black-haired men with flat red faces came from behind a sand dune, and Kotick, who had never seen a man before, coughed and lowered his head.
Colorado -- Sacred Tree -- Patagonian Hare -- Indian Families -- General Rosas -- Proceed to Bahia Blanca -- Sand Dunes -- Negro Lieutenant -- Bahia Blanca -- Saline Incrustations -- Punta Alta -- Zorillo.
A Llandudno Coastguard spokesman said: "Whilst out on patrol this morning the team were flagged down at West Shore to an injured kitesurfer who had become injured whilst flying amongst the sand dunes.
ISLAMABAD -- A three-day Sarfranga Desert Rally 2019 would be held from August 23 at an altitude of around 1,000 feet, the sand dunes located in a village at Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan.
THE preservation of sand dunes on the Sefton coast is to benefit from a PS4m funding boost.
The project "dynamic dunescapes", backed by the funding from the National Lottery, marks a move away from a decades-old approach to managing sand dunes by keeping them where they are with fencing and vegetation.
The project will conserve almost 7,000 hectares (17,300 acres) of sand dunes - some 35 per cent of the total for England and Wales - and improve access for the public.
Located in southwestern Honshu, Tottori is famous for sand dunes along the coast of the Sea of Japan.