Meaning of SAND in English

SAND

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

gravel/sand/chalk pit

sand bar

sand dune

sand fly

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

coarse

It will grow well in plain aquarium coarse sand or fine gravel.

In Breckland there is coarse sand which is very porous and poor for crops.

Some clay with coarse sand or gravel can be provided in the tank.

G Gravel rounded stone chips, coarser than sand .

Therefore a mixture of clay or loam and coarse river sand is needed.

Possible developments Sand Ideally, children should be offered regular experience of both wet and dry, coarse and silver sand .

Cultivation: A layer of peat and gravel, or leaf-mould and coarse sand or loam should provide a good medium.

However, if cracks do appear, you should try brushing a mixture of peat or compost and coarse sand into them.

damp

Propagation is done by either dividing the rootstock with shoots or by planting seeds in a container of damp sand or loam.

Quite suddenly we had driven into soft, damp sand , grey and treacherous.

Seeing his brother walking away Benny followed hastily, rubbing off the damp sand from his hands on his shorts.

They hibernate during the dry season by burrowing deep into the damp sand .

Line the floor and sides with damp sand or newspaper.

Hands and feet are used to print with paint or into clay or damp sand .

I let my head fall to one side, my cheek against the cool damp sand .

dry

Wet sand can be moulded, whilst dry sand is much more elusive.

If you shake a beaker full of dry sand , the particles will settle and the material will become denser.

The sand wheel can be used with wet or dry sand.

The funnel-shaped pits are constructed in dry soil or sand using a novel excavation technique.

Little grains of dry sand stuck to it, so I brushed them off.

Do not try laying dry sand below the floor boards, without first having the floor inspected for strength and suitability.

fine

Jagged irregular vibrations up the line suggest gravel and stones, small regular vibes mean fine gravel or sand .

Moreover, the tower roof is sprinkled with fine sand to prevent anyone slipping.

But when she arrived on the fine white sand of the cove the question was still there, unanswered and unanswerable.

The pygmies were gone, and below the airship was a soft desert of fine , white sand .

Try smearing the spanner jaws with light oil, then dipping them in fine sand .

Likewise, further groupings such as percentage of coarse sand or of very fine sand may also be calculated.

It was a mistake: the fine , white sand collapsed away from under his feet and made the going difficult.

Marlstone high up on some north-facing slopes, with an isolated stratum of fine calcareous sand up to fifteen metres thick in places.

golden

She was kneeling on a beach of golden sand .

She forbade him to accompany her beyond the door and walked alone over the golden sand past the flower-beds to the gate.

Le Sport is surrounded by tropical gardens on a secluded bay of golden sand .

Swimming Swimming from Colwyn Bay's 3 miles of golden sand is safe and is ideal for families.

soft

Mitjorn beach is home to a couple of hotels and hostels and is a long, lazy affair of white soft sand .

After brownies and roasted marshmallows, star-gazing was superb and sleeping on the soft sand was a pleasure.

Then they burrow deep into the still soft sand and excavate a small chamber.

For a while he stood on the soft sand , watching the waves break and the sandpipers scatter under them.

Quite suddenly we had driven into soft , damp sand , grey and treacherous.

When she next looked inland, the terrain had changed to soft , silvery sand and rustling, bumpy dunes.

Imagine that you can hear the waves gently lapping on to the soft sand .

There is a pier, a busy soft sand beach and some beautiful public gardens.

wet

For example, if you wanted the effect of wet sand when the tide is low.

She had trodden them into the wet sand and they were horrible.

The sand wheel can be used with wet or dry sand.

We trekked across the wet sand towards Tony on the far bank ahead of us.

Cutting stone was done with a rope dipped in wet sand and used like a saw.

And it says come down on to the wet pale sand , Come down into the picture.

white

Behind it the water looked tantalisingly calm with a gorgeous white sand beach fringed with coconut palms.

I was allowed to play in a huge pile of white sand and to melt wire with a hot soldering gun.

But when she arrived on the fine white sand of the cove the question was still there, unanswered and unanswerable.

They set up a perimeter on the white sand , went swimming, dug in deep for the night.

The pygmies were gone, and below the airship was a soft desert of fine, white sand .

All-terrain-vehicle tracks cross the white sand in the bed of the North Fork of the Red.

It has an enticing colour photograph of palm trees and white sand .

Three rocks, a gnarled pine tree, raked white sand: awe.

■ NOUN

bar

A sand bar was dredged, allowing the passenger and excursion steamers to make better use of the port.

At least 20 others were run aground, driven into sand bars by huge waves and winds topping 100 miles per hour.

The Kumbukan river rises with the first rains and breaks down the sand bar between itself and the sea.

Moose and bear prints dotted the sand bars and bald eagles glared down at us from river-side perches.

beach

Behind it the water looked tantalisingly calm with a gorgeous white sand beach fringed with coconut palms.

The shoreline was black gravel, occasionally interrupted by a sand beach .

Swimming is also available at the Lido, where there is a large sand beach , and at the swimming pool.

Quickly rising in popularity due to its magnificent white sand beach , Kuantan is one of the east coast's finest resorts.

There is a pier, a busy soft sand beach and some beautiful public gardens.

castle

Finally, the teacher took a bucket and made a sand castle on top.

The result: a piece as solid and dependable as a sand castle in high tide.

Bathing is safe and children can have lots of fun, paddling and shrimping in the rock pools and making sand castles .

After playgroup we drove to Sagaponack to swim, make sand castles and kick around a soccer ball.

They overflow with art projects and dragon slayers, with fireflies and sand castles , with tents and mysterious bones.

dune

It's found in lowland areas on chalk grassland and among sand dunes .

There would be no more lying in the warm sand dunes .

Participants will also visit the adjacent Oceano sand dunes wilderness area.

There were sand dunes here, he remembered.

We stand on a high sand dune and look out at the sea and the imposing gray sky.

More than 80 of these include mudflats, sand dunes , salt marshes and shingle banks.

grain

This new species lives below the surface of the rock in the interstices of its sand grains .

Do we mean something like one sand grain every square metre of sea-floor per minute, per day, per year?

In a turbulent flow of air near the surface local upward currents may lift a sand grain .

The turbulence in the water film around the sand grains caused by your footfalls triggers the fluorescence.

Specimens from unconsolidated gravels are not difficult to clean, any adherent sand grains being easily removed using a stout pin.

pit

Many schools are fortunate to have an outside sand pit as well.

Now suppose we ask Professor Summerlee, after a particular landing in the sand pit , what he has just experienced.

It appears that there has been some misunderstanding with regard to the sand pit cover. 3.

■ VERB

blow

A thin, bad-tempered breeze blew sand into our faces and whipped up under my skirt.

Snow flurries wafted in Saturday afternoon, mixing with the blowing sand and occasionally giving the Mall the look of winter tundra.

But they are not for effect, they are to keep pollen and blowing sand and wind out of his contact lenses.

bury

The sea wall ended, steps going down from the promenade and burying themselves in sand .

Many wrasses bury themselves in the sand at night.

It is possible that the reactors will never be demolished, but will be buried in mounds of sand or gravel.

The seeds of Nuphar must be stored in cold surroundings, either covered with moss or buried in the sand .

Archaeologists found it in a boat-shaped tomb 29m long, made out of mud bricks and buried deep in the sand .

He was buried in the sand .

We just buried ourselves in the sand .

A solitary star plummeted downward to bury itself in the sand beside Alec's foot.

fill

If we fill the wheelbarrow with sand in the pit, it's too heavy to lift out.

His mouth felt dry, as if some one had filled it with sand .

The side pockets can be filled with sand and pebbles to anchor the tent if it's breezy.

It was if some one had filled it with sand .

The gaps between the skeletons were filled in by sand and the even tinier remains of micro-organisms.

lie

Tim was lying on the sand , looking in the direction the man had gone.

We lay on the glossy sand as the waves rustled up, soaked us and retreated.

Nearby, two rusting medieval cannons lie half-buried in the sand .

There would be no more lying in the warm sand dunes.

The watchman lay down on the sand and put his arms together over his head.

The area is dependent on fishing and farming, yet the fishing boats lie idle in the sand .

It was high tide and the thing lay all along the sand .

Simon's jacket lay on the sand .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bury your head in the sand

If you bury your head in the sand now, you may lose your house.

You'll never solve your problems if you just bury your head in the sand -- you have to face them.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The neighbors' children played happily in the sand .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

All-terrain-vehicle tracks cross the white sand in the bed of the North Fork of the Red.

As they ran over the pulleys, a slurry of sand or tungsten carbide was poured on the wire.

Everything about it was grey-brown - houses, donkeys, sand and peasants' heavy robes.

Here the effects of the weather - snow, wind, sand , rain and fog - are shown.

It is possible that the reactors will never be demolished, but will be buried in mounds of sand or gravel.

Just little puffs of sand in the short grass.

Wet sand can be moulded, whilst dry sand is much more elusive.

You will notice phrases like crocodile tears, the elephant never forgets, and the ostrich burying its head in the sand .

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Any wood block floor will eventually need some maintenance by being sanded down and resealed.

If it does need sanding, get this done and then give the scrub and wash treatment.

Instead of producing something his neighbors wanted, he dreamily sawed and sanded something utterly useless to them.

Parts of the fairway had reverted to sand dune.

The solvent type paint removers do not normally raise the grain and it is not necessary to sand after stripping.

The Unabomber, carefully sanding down his wooden bomb covers, would have been untouched by it.

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