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Definition of Sand

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scatter sand; cover with sand; rub or polish with sand; smooth with sandpaper
fine grains of rock; beach, area covered primarily with sand
Sand Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To sprinkle or cover with sand.
  
(v. t.)
To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar.
  
(v. t.)
To drive upon the sand.
  
(v. t.)
To bury (oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life.
  
(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.
  
(n.)
Courage; pluck; grit.
  
(n.)
A single particle of such stone.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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sand
\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]
sand
badger (zo?l.), the japanese badger (meles ankuma).
sand
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.
sand
ball, soap mixed with sand, made into a ball for use at the toilet.
sand
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.
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.
sand
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
sand
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.
sand
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.


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The Phrase Finder
Meaning
Refuse to confront or acknowledge a problem.
Origin
Comes from the supposed habit of ostriches when faced with attack by predators. Ostriches don't really do this, they just lower their heads to the ground.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Graean = n. gravel, course sand
Llymriaid = n. sand eels
Llymrieita = v. to catch sand eels
Traeth = n. a tract, a sand
Traethell = n. a sand bank
Tyrwn = n. a sand bank
Tywod = n. sand, earth
Tywodi = v. to form sand
Tywodlyd = a. full of sand, sandy
Tywodog = a. having sand
Tywodyn = n. a grain of sand
Tywota = v. to gather sand
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)
(synonym) George Sand, Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant
(hypernym) writer, author

Noun
1. a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
(hypernym) soil, dirt
(substance-holonym) concrete
(substance-meronym) silicon, Si, atomic number 14
2. fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"
(synonym) backbone, grit, guts, moxie, gumption
(hypernym) fortitude
(classification) colloquialism

Verb
1. rub with sandpaper; "sandpaper the wooden surface"
(synonym) sandpaper
(hypernym) smooth, smoothen
(hyponym) rough-sand
(derivation) drum sander, electric sander, sander, smoother
Sand Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
Short for sandstone; one of the more prolific sedimentary rock formations. In informal usage. Other sedimentary rocks are referred to as "sands."
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Sandata, Inc.
Exchange: Nasdaq
Holding company with subsidiaries which provide computerized data processing services, custom software and programming services; Provide hardware maintenance of personal computers, printers, networks and training on personal computer software packages; And sell hardward.
Sand Technology Inc
Exchange: Nasdaq
Holding company with subsidiary which designs, develops, markets and supports a unique data storage and manipulation architecture, which allows ad hoc queries on enormous amounts of data to be performed efficiently and cost-effectivity; Provides software maintenance and support, training and system implementation consulting;
Sand Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
UK Post Codes and Counties
County:  Shetland Islands
Post Code: ZE2
Sand Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of sand, is indicative of famine and losses.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Dream Symbols
Approach to life / spirituality; Sandcastle: be more creative in your approach to life / spirituality;
Sand Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Soil Glossary - Mani
Mineral rock fragments that range in diameter from 2-0.05 mm in the USDA system.
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
: Mineral rock fragments that range in diameter from 2-0.05 mm in the USDA system.

Saprist. Organic soils in which most of the plant matter has decomposed (less than 1/3 of fibers remain visible after rubbing) and the original tissue cannot be recognized.

WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
Loose particles of hard, broken rock or minerals. In observing, sand is reported when particles of sand are raised to sufficient height that reduces visibility. It is reported as "SA" in an observation and on the METAR.
Moxie International's Glossary of Concrete Terms
(ASTM C125) That portion of an aggregate passing the No. 4 (4.76 mm) sieve and predominantly retained on the No. 200 (74 micron) sieve.
ICAO aircraft designation codes
SHORT S-25 Sandringham S4P M
Sand Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
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RGB: 244;164;96
Hex: F4A460
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Sand Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. The composition of sand is highly variable, 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), usually in the form of quartz.

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Sand Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Soccer-Stars.org - The Stars
Schalke 04 & Denmark

Birthdate: July 19, 1972
Birthplace: Hadsund, Denmark
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 78 kg
Position: Forward
International: 24 caps, 5 goals
World Cups: 1 (1998)
Previous Clubs: Hadsund SC, Brondby IF
Transfer Fee: -
Secured his place as Jon Dahl Tomasson’s first-choice partner in attack, as well as a move to the Bundesliga, with some excellent Euro 2000 qualifying matches. He had previously given a glimpse of his talent at the 1998 World Cup finals, when he scored within seconds after coming on as a substitute against Nigeria. Tall and good in the air, he also possesses fine technical abilities. He was among the best scorers in the 99-00 Bundesliga Season.
Sand Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
  Soil particles between 0.05 and 2 .0 mm in diameter.
Sand Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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