Meaning of SAND in English


— sandable , adj. — sandless , adj. — sandlike , adj.

/sand/ , n.

1. the more or less fine debris of rocks, consisting of small, loose grains, often of quartz.

2. Usually, sands . a tract or region composed principally of sand.

3. the sand or a grain of sand in an hourglass.

4. sands , moments of time or of one's life: At this stage of his career the sands are running out.

5. a light reddish- or brownish-yellow color.

6. Informal. courage; pluck.

7. sleeper (def. 10).

8. draw a line in the sand , to set a limit; allow to go up to a point but no further.


9. to smooth or polish with sand, sandpaper, or some other abrasive: to sand the ends of a board.

10. to sprinkle with or as if with sand: to sand an icy road.

11. to fill up with sand, as a harbor.

12. to add sand to: The mischievous child sanded the sugar.

[ bef. 900; ME (n.), OE; c. G Sand, ON sandr ]

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