Meaning of SAND in English


[sand] n [ME, fr. OE; akin to OHG sant sand, L sabulum, Gk psammos] (bef. 12c) 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--usu. used in pl. "the ~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

[2]sand vt (14c) 1: to sprinkle or dust with or as if with sand

2: to cover or fill with sand

3: to smooth or dress by grinding or rubbing with an abrasive (as sandpaper)

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