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sand meaning

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WSand
  • Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particle
  • The composition of sand varies, depending on the local rock sources and conditions,
sand
  • 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
                  • 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.
                  • They set up shop as venture capitalists on Sand Hill Road.
                  • The stocky Apache released his burden and sank to his knees, his head bending forward and thrusting into the sand as the pain from the gut-shots began to course through his body.
                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.

              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.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Transitive verbs
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