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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.]

sands

(ˈsændz)
pl n
(Physical Geography) an extensive area of sand, esp at a seashore or in a desert
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sands - the region of the shore of a lake or sea or oceansands - the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean
coast, seacoast, sea-coast, seashore - the shore of a sea or ocean
Translations

sands

[sændz] nplspiaggia fsg
the sands of time (fig) → lo scorrere del tempo
References in classic literature ?
I am sorry again to detain you; but you really must hear the story of the sands, and the story of Rosanna-- for this reason, that the matter of the Diamond touches them both nearly.
For the Deadly Sands will Turn Any Living Flesh to Dust in an instant.
I awoke early on the third morning after my return from Ashby Park--the sun was shining through the blind, and I thought how pleasant it would be to pass through the quiet town and take a solitary ramble on the sands while half the world was in bed.
The yellow hen flew to the sands at once, but Dorothy had to climb over the high slats.
It was a fruitless search, however, in so far as antelope is concerned; but one night as I lay courting sleep at the edge of a little cluster of date-palms that surround an ancient well in the midst of the arid, shifting sands, I suddenly became conscious of a strange sound coming apparently from the earth beneath my head.
To yield Is to become a slave; to fight is but To mingle with the desert sands.
One summer afternoon, when I had promised to go shrimping along the sands with Philip, I was waiting rather impatiently in the front drawing-room, watching Arthur handle some packets of coins he had just purchased and slowly shunt them, one or two at a time, into his own dark study and museum which was at the back of the house.
Here he was interrupted by a loud report, and a cannonball came tearing through the trees and pitched in the sand not a hundred yards from where we two were talking.
The tide was half out, and they sailed squarely in on the sand, grounding in a row, with the salmon boat in the middle.
Find it he did, soon after dawn, and not far from the sand pits.
At length the feeding-supply of water gave out; the cylinder was extinguished for lack of gas; the Buntzen battery ceased to work, and the balloon, shrinking together, gently descended to the sand, in the very place that the car had hollowed out there.
Beside the trees, on a sand bank, they pitched camp.