To sprinkle or cover with sand.
To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar.
To drive upon the sand.
To bury (oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud.
Tracts of land consisting of sand, like the deserts of Arabia and Africa; also, extensive tracts of sand exposed by the ebb of the tide.
The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life.
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.
Courage; pluck; grit.
A single particle of such stone.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
\sand\ (?), n. [as. sand; akin to d. zand, g. sand, ohg. sant, icel. sandr, dan. & sw. sand, gr. &?;.]
1. 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. that finer matter, called sand, is no other than very small pebbles.
2. a single particle of such stone. [r.]
3. the sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life. the sands are numbered that make up my life.
4. pl. tracts of land consisting of sand, like the deserts of arabia and africa; also, extensive tracts of sand exposed by the ebb of the tide. "the libyan sands." "the sands o' dee." kingsley.
5. courage; pluck; grit. [slang]
badger (zo?l.), the japanese badger (meles ankuma).
bag. (a) a bag filled with sand or earth, used for various purposes, as in fortification, for ballast, etc. (b) a long bag filled with sand, used as a club by assassins.
ball, soap mixed with sand, made into a ball for use at the toilet.
bath. (a) (chem.) a vessel of hot sand in a laboratory, in which vessels that are to be heated are partially immersed. (b) a bath in which the body is immersed in hot sand.
bed, a thick layer of sand, whether deposited naturally or artificially; specifically, a thick layer of sand into which molten metal is run in casting, or from a reducing furnace.
birds (zo?l.), a collective name for numerous species of limicoline birds, such as the sandpipers, plovers, tattlers, and many others; -- called also shore birds
blast, a process of engraving and cutting glass and other hard substances by driving sand against them by a steam jet or otherwise; also, the apparatus used in the process.
box. (a) a box with a perforated top or cover, for sprinkling paper with sand. (b) a box carried on locomotives, from which sand runs on the rails in front of the driving wheel, to prevent slipping.
spotted sand flounder
western sand cherry
yellow sand verbena
rope of sand