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sand

 (sănd)
n.
1.
a. Small loose grains of worn or disintegrated rock.
b. Geology A sedimentary material, finer than a granule and coarser than silt, with grains between 0.06 and 2.0 millimeters in diameter.
2. often sands A tract of land covered with sand, as a beach or desert.
3.
a. The loose, granular, gritty particles in an hourglass.
b. sands Moments of allotted time or duration: "The sands are numb'red that makes up my life" (Shakespeare).
4. Slang Courage; stamina; perseverance: "She had more sand in her than any girl I ever see; in my opinion she was just full of sand" (Mark Twain).
5. A light grayish brown to yellowish gray.
tr.v. sand·ed, sand·ing, sands
1. To sprinkle or cover with or as if with sand.
2. To polish or scrape with sand or sandpaper.
3. To mix with sand.
4. To fill up (a harbor) with sand.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

sand

(sænd)
n
1. (Geological Science) loose material consisting of rock or mineral grains, esp rounded grains of quartz, between 0.05 and 2 mm in diameter
2. (Physical Geography) (often plural) a sandy area, esp on the seashore or in a desert
3. (Colours)
a. a greyish-yellow colour
b. (as adjective): sand upholstery.
4. the grains of sandlike material in an hourglass
5. informal US courage; grit
6. draw a line in the sand to put a stop to or a limit on
vb
7. (tr) to smooth or polish the surface of with sandpaper or sand: to sand a floor.
8. (tr) to sprinkle or cover with or as if with sand; add sand to
9. to fill or cause to fill with sand: the channel sanded up.
[Old English; related to Old Norse sandr, Old High German sant, Greek hamathos]
ˈsandˌlike adj

Sand

(French sɑ̃d)
n
(Biography) 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

sand

(sænd)

n.
1. the more or less fine debris of rocks, consisting of small, loose grains, often of quartz.
2. Usu., sands. a tract or region composed principally of sand.
3. sands, moments of time or of one's life.
4. a light reddish yellow or brownish yellow color.
5. courage; pluck.
v.t.
6. to smooth or polish with sandpaper or other abrasive.
7. to sprinkle with or as if with sand.
8. to fill up with sand, as a harbor.
9. to add sand to.
Idioms:
draw a line in the sand, to set a limit; allow to go up to a point but no further.
[before 900; Middle English (n.), Old English; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon sand, Old High German sant, Old Norse sandr]
sand′a•ble, adj.
sand′less, adj.

Sand

(sænd; Fr. sɑ̃d, sɑ̃)

n.
George (Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin Dudevant), 1804–76, French novelist.

sand.

sandwich.

sand

(sănd)
1. Small, often rounded grains or particles of disintegrated rock, larger than particles of silt. 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.
2. A loose collection or deposit of sand grains.

sand


Past participle: sanded
Gerund: sanding

Imperative
sand
sand
Present
I sand
you sand
he/she/it sands
we sand
you sand
they sand
Preterite
I sanded
you sanded
he/she/it sanded
we sanded
you sanded
they sanded
Present Continuous
I am sanding
you are sanding
he/she/it is sanding
we are sanding
you are sanding
they are sanding
Present Perfect
I have sanded
you have sanded
he/she/it has sanded
we have sanded
you have sanded
they have sanded
Past Continuous
I was sanding
you were sanding
he/she/it was sanding
we were sanding
you were sanding
they were sanding
Past Perfect
I had sanded
you had sanded
he/she/it had sanded
we had sanded
you had sanded
they had sanded
Future
I will sand
you will sand
he/she/it will sand
we will sand
you will sand
they will sand
Future Perfect
I will have sanded
you will have sanded
he/she/it will have sanded
we will have sanded
you will have sanded
they will have sanded
Future Continuous
I will be sanding
you will be sanding
he/she/it will be sanding
we will be sanding
you will be sanding
they will be sanding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sanding
you have been sanding
he/she/it has been sanding
we have been sanding
you have been sanding
they have been sanding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sanding
you will have been sanding
he/she/it will have been sanding
we will have been sanding
you will have been sanding
they will have been sanding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sanding
you had been sanding
he/she/it had been sanding
we had been sanding
you had been sanding
they had been sanding
Conditional
I would sand
you would sand
he/she/it would sand
we would sand
you would sand
they would sand
Past Conditional
I would have sanded
you would have sanded
he/she/it would have sanded
we would have sanded
you would have sanded
they would have sanded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sand - a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coralsand - a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
beach - an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
quicksand - a pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down
sand bar, sandbar - a bar of sand
spit, tongue - a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
atomic number 14, Si, silicon - a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors
concrete - a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
2.sand - French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)Sand - French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)
3.sand - fortitude and determinationsand - fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"
fortitude - strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Verb1.sand - rub with sandpaper; "sandpaper the wooden surface"
smooth, smoothen - make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood"
rough-sand - sand roughly; "rough-sand the door before painting it"

sand

verb
1. smooth, file, scrape, scour, wear down, grind down, wear away, abrade Sand the surface softly and carefully.
plural noun
1. beach, shore, strand (literary), dunes miles of golden sands
Translations
رَمْلرَمْل الشّاطئرَمْل، حُطاميُزَجِّج
пясък
písekplážobrousit
sandsandstrandslibestrand
sablo
hiekkahiekkarantahiekoittaahietikkohioa
pijesak
homokhomokos partlecsiszolcsiszolföveny
pasir
pússa meî sandpappírsandur
모래
paplūdimio sandalaisąnašosšlifuotismėliosmėlio audra
pludmaleslīpēt/tīrīt ar smiltīm/smilšpapīrusmiltis
nisip
piesok
pesek
sandsandstrandstrand
ทราย
kumkum doldurmakkum serpmekkumlukkumsal
cát

sand

[sænd]
A. N
1. (= substance) → arena f
grains of sandgranos mpl de arena
the sands are running outqueda poco tiempo
2. sands (= beach) → playa fsing; [of desert] → arenas fpl
B. VT
1. [+ road] → echar arena a
2. (also sand down) [+ wood etc] → lijar; [+ floor] → pulir
C. CPD sand bar Nbarra f de arena, banco m de arena
sand dune Nduna f
sand flea Npulga f de mar
sand fly [ˈsændflaɪ] Njején m, mosquito m
sand martin Navión m zapador

sand

[ˈsænd]
nsable m
vt (also sand down) [+ wood, surface] → poncer
sands npl
(= beach) → plage f (de sable)
(fig) the shifting sands of politics → l'univers mouvant de la politique
the shifting sands of her life → son existence mouvementée
the sands of time → le temps qui passe

sand

nSand m no pl; to be built on sand (fig)auf Sand gebaut sein; sands (of desert)Sand m; (= beach)Sandstrand m; the sands are running out (fig)die Zeit or Uhr läuft ab; the sands of time (fig)die Zeit; the shifting sands of politicsder politische Flugsand
vt (= smooth)schmirgeln; (= sprinkle with sand)streuen

sand

:
sandbag
nSandsack m
sandbank
nSandbank f
sandbar
nSandbank f
sandblast
sandblaster
nSandstrahler m
sandblasting
nSandstrahlen nt
sandbox
n
(Rail) → Sandstreuer m; (Metal) → Sandform f; (for playing) → Sandkasten m
(Comput) → Sandbox f
sandboy
n as happy as a sand (Brit inf) → quietschvergnügt (inf)
sand castle
nSandburg f
sand dune
nSanddüne f

sand

:
sand flea
nStrandfloh m; (harmful) → Sandfloh m
sand fly
nSandfliege f
sand glass
nSanduhr f
sand hopper
nSandhüpfer m

sand

:
sandlot
adj (US) sand baseball auf einem nicht als Spielfeld markierten Gelände und zum Spaß gespielter Baseball
sandman
nSandmann m
sand martin
nUferschwalbe f
sandpaper
vtschmirgeln
sandpaper down
vt sepabschmirgeln
sandpiper
sandpit
n
(= sand quarry)Sandgrube f
(Brit: in playground) → Sandkasten mor -kiste f
(Comput) → Sandbox f
sandshoe
nStoffschuh m; (for beach) → Strandschuh m
sandstone
nSandstein m
adjSandstein-, aus Sandstein; sand buildingSandsteinbau m
sandstorm
nSandsturm m
sand table
n (Mil) → Sandkasten m

sand

[sænd]
1. nsabbia
see also sands
2. vt
a. (road) → cospargere di sabbia
b. (also sand down) (wood) → levigare, smerigliare

sand

(sӕnd) noun
1. a large amount of tiny particles of crushed rocks, shells etc, found on beaches etc.
2. an area of sand, especially on a beach. We lay on the sand.
verb
to smooth with eg sand-paper. The floor should be sanded before you varnish it.
ˈsandy adjective
1. filled or covered with sand. a sandy beach.
2. (of hair) yellowish-red in colour. She has fair skin and sandy hair.
sandbank (ˈsӕnbӕŋk) noun
a bank of sand formed by tides and currents.
sandcastle (ˈsӕnkaːsl) noun
a pile of sand, sometimes made to look like a castle, built especially by children on beaches.
sandpaper (ˈsӕnpeipə) noun
a type of paper with sand glued to it, used for smoothing and polishing.
verb
to make smooth with sandpaper.
sandshoes (ˈsӕnʃuːz) noun plural
soft light shoes, often with rubber soles.
sandstone (ˈsӕnstəun) noun
a soft type of rock made of layers of sand pressed together.
sand-storm (ˈsӕnstoːm) noun
a storm of wind, carrying with it clouds of sand. We were caught in a sandstorm in the desert.

sand

رَمْل písek sand Sand άμμος arena hiekka sable pijesak sabbia 모래 zand sand piasek areia песок sand ทราย kum cát

sand

n. arena.
References in classic literature ?
A little gray-coated sand bird came tripping over the beach `peeping' softly to itself, as if enjoying the sun and sea.
Strong, half-naked Indian paddlers were in charge of the canoes which were of sturdy construction and light draft, since the river, like most tropical streams, was of uncertain depths, choked here and there with sand bars or tropical growths.
Before the mouths of the holes were little patches of sand and gravel, scratched up, we supposed, from a long way below the surface.
If one of the little Pontellier boys took a tumble whilst at play, he was not apt to rush crying to his mother's arms for comfort; he would more likely pick himself up, wipe the water out of his eves and the sand out of his mouth, and go on playing.
Shove in the canoe nigher to the land, Uncas; this sand will take a stamp as easily as the butter of the Jarmans on the Mohawk.
The counter, shelves, and floor had all been scoured, and the latter was overstrewn with fresh blue sand.
The room itself is cobwebbed, and dingy with old paint; its floor is strewn with grey sand, in a fashion that has elsewhere fallen into long disuse; and it is easy to conclude, from the general slovenliness of the place, that this is a sanctuary into which womankind, with her tools of magic, the broom and mop, has very infrequent access.
Were Niagara but a cataract of sand, would you travel your thousand miles to see it?
And when he glanced upon the green walls of the watery defile in which the ship was then sailing, and bethought him that through that gate lay the route to his vengeance, and beheld, how that through that same gate he was now both chasing and being chased to his deadly end; and not only that, but a herd of remorseless wild pirates and inhuman atheistical devils were infernally cheering him on with their curses; --when all these conceits had passed through his brain, Ahab's brow was left gaunt and ribbed, like the black sand beach after some stormy tide has been gnawing it, without being able to drag the firm thing from its place.
He shoveled black sand into an iron receptacle and pounded it tight and set it aside to harden; then it would be taken out, and molten iron poured into it.
I often think that I should like to have my house front on this mass of dull red bushes, omitting other flower plots and borders, transplanted spruce and trim box, even graveled walks--to have this fertile spot under my windows, not a few imported barrowfuls of soil only to cover the sand which was thrown out in digging the cellar.
I became head superintendent; had a couple of thou- sand men under me.