Meaning of SAND in English



Pronunciation: ' sand

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German sant sand, Latin sabulum, Greek psammos

Date: before 12th century

1 a : a loose granular material that results from the disintegration of rocks, consists of particles smaller than gravel but coarser than silt, and is used in mortar, glass, abrasives, and foundry molds b : soil containing 85 percent or more of sand and a maximum of 10 percent of clay broadly : sandy soil

2 a : a tract of sand : BEACH b : a sandbank or sandbar

3 : the sand in an hourglass also : the moments of a lifetime ― usually used in plural <the sand s of this government run out very rapidly ― H. J. Laski>

4 : an oil-producing formation of sandstone or unconsolidated sand

5 : firm resolution

6 : a yellowish-gray color

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.