sand meaning

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  • Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. It is defined by size, being finer than gravel and coarser than silt. Sand can also refer to a textural class of soil or soil type; i.e.
  • The composition of sand varies, depending on the local rock sources and conditions, but the most common constituent of sand in inland continental settings and non-tropical coastal settings is silica (silicon dioxide, or SiO2),

    Definition of sand in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsandsSUF-and
    1. NU Rock that is ground more finely than gravel, but is not as fine as silt (more formally, see grain sizes chart), forming beaches and deserts and also used in construction.
      1. For a spell we done pretty well. Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand.
    2. (often in the plural) A beach or other expanse of sand.
      1. The Canadian tar sands are a promising source of oil. ‎
    3. NU (dated, circa 1920) Personal courage.
      1. There was youngsters all around him, and he stood there lookin’ at me and never turned a hair. He had sand, that Morrell.
    4. NU (geology) A particle from 62.5 microns to 2 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.
      1. A light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
        1. sand colour:    
      2. NC OBS A single grain of sand.
        1. (figuratively) A moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life (referring to the sand in an hourglass).
        2. VerbSGsandsPRsandingPT, PPsanded
          1. VT To abrade the surface of (something) with sand or sandpaper in order to smooth or clean it.
            1. VT To cover with sand.
            2. AdjectiveCOMmore sandSUPmost sand
              1. Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • These are ponderous flat stones with long ropes at each end, by which the stones are slidden about, to and fro, over the wet and sanded decks; a most wearisome, dog-like, galley-slave employment.
                  • 2007, The Times - Sand storm - Plans to turn Birmingham into St Tropez have gone awry
                  • Well, over here — the hyenas were dragging a “kill,” probably a small antelope or steinbok, which is very obvious from the smooth foot-wide path in the sand that ran some 50 yards into the bushes.
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • Loveless marriages often end in divorce because they are built on sand.
                  • The sieve will filter out large rocks and grains of sand.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Transitive verbs
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                      1. en sandy
                      2. en sandstone
                      3. en sandwich
                      4. fr sandwich
                      5. en sandal
                      Source: Wiktionary
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                      Meaning of sand for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "sand" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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