Meaning of SAND in English
I. sand 1 S3 W3 /sænd/ BrE AmE noun
[ Language: Old English ]
1 . [uncountable] a substance consisting of very small pieces of rocks and minerals, that forms beaches and deserts:
a mixture of sand and cement
I have sand in my shoe.
2 . [uncountable and countable] an area of beach:
miles of golden sands
We were just sitting on the sand.
3 . the sands of time literary moments of time that pass quickly
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THESAURUS (for Meanings 1 & 2)
▪ sand a substance that forms beaches and deserts, or an area of this substance:
sunbathers lying on the sand
He could see several small figures out on the sands.
▪ beach an area of sand or small stones at the edge of the sea or a lake:
the island's golden beaches
How about a day at the beach?
a pebble beach
▪ desert a large area of land where it is always very hot and dry, and there is a lot of sand:
the Sahara desert
They crossed the desert by camel.
▪ dune/sand dune a hill made of sand near the sea or in the desert:
We went for a long walk along the dunes.
The dunes are home to a wide variety of birds and plants.
II. sand 2 BrE AmE ( also sand down ) verb [intransitive and transitive]
to make a surface smooth by rubbing it with ↑ sandpaper or using a special piece of equipment
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012