Definition of Sand

1. Noun. A loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral.

Substance meronyms: Beach, Quicksand, Sand Bar, Sandbar, Spit, Tongue, Concrete
Terms within: Atomic Number 14, Si, Silicon
Generic synonyms: Dirt, Soil
Derivative terms: Sandy

2. Verb. Rub with sandpaper. "Sandpaper the wooden surface"
Exact synonyms: Sandpaper
Generic synonyms: Smooth, Smoothen
Specialized synonyms: Rough-sand
Derivative terms: Sander, Sandpaper

3. Noun. French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876).

4. Noun. Fortitude and determination. "He didn't have the guts to try it"
Exact synonyms: Backbone, Grit, Gumption, Guts, Moxie
Generic synonyms: Fortitude
Language type: Colloquialism
Derivative terms: Gritty, Gutsy

Definition of Sand

1. n. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent when wet.

2. v. t. To sprinkle or cover with sand.

Definition of Sand

1. Noun. 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

2. Noun. (context: often in plural) A beach or other expanse of sand. ¹

3. Noun. (uncountable obsolete) Personal courage (used before or around 1920s). ¹

4. Noun. (uncountable geology) A particle from 62.5 microns to 2 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale. ¹

5. Noun. A light beige colour, like that of typical sand. ¹

6. Adjective. Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To abrade the surface of (something) with sand or sandpaper in order to smooth or clean it. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To cover with sand. ¹

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Definition of Sand

1. to smooth by rubbing with an abrasive [v -ED, -ING, -S] : SANDABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Sand

1. Particles in siliciclastic sediment that range in size from 0.0625 millimetres (very fine-grained sand) to 2.0 millimetres (very coarse-grained sand), according to the Udden-Wentworth scale. In field geology, to tell the difference between fine-grained sand and coarse silt, the particle in a rock is sand if it can be clearly seen with the naked eye. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sand

sanctum sanctorum
sanctum santorum
sanctus bell
sand (current term)
sand art
sand badger
sand bar
sand bars
sand bath
sand berry
sand blackberry
sand bodies
sand boil

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