Definitions of sand

  1. French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (informal) fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. rub with sandpaper; "sandpaper the wooden surface" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A single particle of such stone. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Courage; pluck; grit. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To sprinkle or cover with sand. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To drive upon the sand. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To bury (oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Transparent, tasteless crystals found in nature as agate, amethyst, chalcedony, cristobalite, flint, sand, QUARTZ, and tridymite. The compound is insoluble in water or acids except hydrofluoric acid. Medical Dictionary DB
  16. Dry soil composed of fine particles of crushed or worn rock. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To sprinkle or mix with sand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. The fine detritus of quartz and other crystalline rocks. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  19. Fine particles of crushed or worn rocks:-pl. lands covered with sand: a sandy beach: moments of time, from the use of sand in the hour-glass. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To sprinkle with sand. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Fine particles of stone; land covered with sand. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. A granular rock-material finer than gravel and coarser than dust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Sandy wastes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Tracts of sand, like those forming the sea-shore or the deserts of Arabia; moments or hours. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Any mass of fine particles of silicious stone, not strictly reduced to powder or dust. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To sprinkle with sand; to drive upon the sand. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Various stones and other substances reduced to powder or fine particles, usually by the action of water, found in the beds of seas, rivers, and within the crust of the earth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. sand, n. fine particles of crushed or worn rocks, used in founding: force of character: (pl.) lands covered with sand: a sandy beach: moments of time, from the use of sand in the hour-glass.--v.t. to sprinkle with sand.--ns. SAND'-BAG (fort.), a canvas bag filled with sand or earth, forming a ready means of giving cover against an enemy's fire, or of tamping the charge in a mine: an engraver's leather cushion, &c.; SAND'-BAG'GER, a robber who uses a sand-bag to stun his victims; SAND'-BALL, a ball of soap mixed with fine sand for the toilet; SAND'-BAND, a guard-ring to keep sand from working into the axle-box; SAND'-BANK, a bank of sand formed by tides and currents; SAND'-BATH, a vessel of hot sand for heating vessels without direct exposure to the fire: a bath in which the body is covered with warm sea-sand: saburration; SAND'-BEAR, the Indian badger; SAND'-BED, the bed into which the iron from the blast-furnace is run; SAND'-BIRD, a sandpiper: a shore bird; SAND'-BLAST, sand driven by a blast of air or steam for cutting and engraving figures on glass or metal.--adj. SAND'-BLIND, afflicted with partial blindness, in which particles of sand seem to float before the eyes.--ns. SAND'-BLIND'NESS; SAND'-BLOW'ER, a sand bellows; SAND'-BOX, a box with a perforated top for sprinkling sand on writing, a contrivance formerly used by way of blotting-paper: a box with sand to prevent the wheels of a rail from slipping; SAND'-BRAKE, a device for stopping trains automatically; SAND'-BUG, a burrowing crustacean: a digger-wasp; SAND'-BUR, a weed found in the plains of the western United States; SAND'-CANAL', the stone canal of an echinoderm; SAND'-CHERR'Y, the dwarf cherry; SAND'-COCK, the redshank; SAND'-CRAB, the lady-crab; SAND'-CRACK, a crack in a horse's hoof: a crack in a moulded brick before burning; SAND'-CRICK'ET, a name applied to certain large crickets in the western United States; SAND'-DAB, a kind of plaice; SAND'-DART, a British noctuid moth; SAND'-DART'ER, -DIV'ER, a small etheostomine fish of the Ohio valley; SAND'-DOLL'AR, a flat sea-urchin; SAND'-DRIFT, a mound of drifted sand; SAND'-DUNE, a ridge of loose sand drifted by the wind.--adj. SAND'ED (Shak.), marked with yellow spots: sprinkled with sand: short-sighted.--ns. SAND'-EEL, a small eel-like fish, which buries itself in the sand when the tide retires; SAND'ERLING, a genus of birds of the snipe family, characterised by the absence of a hind-toe, common on the coast, eating marine worms, small crustaceans, and bivalve molluscs; SAND'-FENCE, a barrier in a stream of stakes and iron wire; SAND'-FISH, a fish of the genus Trichodon; SAND'-FLAG, sandstone which splits up into flagstones; SAND'-FLEA, the chigoe or jigger; SAND'-FLOOD, a moving mass of desert sand; SAND'-FLOUN'DER, a common North American flounder; SAND'-FLY, a small New England biting midge; SAND'-GLASS, a glass instrument for measuring time by the running out of sand; SAND'-GRASS, grass that grows by the sea-shore; SAND'-GROUSE, a small order of birds, quite distinct from the true grouse, having two genera, Pterocles and Syrrhaptes, with beautiful plumage, heavy body, long and pointed wings, very short legs and toes; SAND'-HEAT, the heat of warm sand in chemical operations; SAND'-HILL, a hill of sand; SAND'-HILL CRANE, the brown crane of North America; SAND'-HILL'ER, one of the poor whites living in the sandy hills of Georgia; SAND'-HOP'PER, a small crustacean in the order Amphipoda, often seen on the sandy sea-shore, like swarms of dancing flies, leaping up by bending the body together, and throwing it out with a sudden jerk: a sand-flea; SAND'-HORN'ET, a sand-wasp; SAND'INESS, sandy quality, esp. as regards colour; SAND'ING, the process of testing the surface of gilding, after it has been fired, with fine sand and water: the process of burying oysters in sand.--adj. SAND'ISH (obs.).--ns. SAND'-JET (see SAND'-BLAST); SAND'-LARK, a wading-bird that runs along the sand: a sandpiper; SAND'-LIZ'ARD, a common lizard; SAND'-LOB, the common British lug or lob worm; SAND'-MAR'TIN, the smallest of British swallows, which builds its nest in sandy river-banks and gravel-pits; SAND'-M[=A]'SON, a common British tube-worm; SAND'-MOLE, a South African rodent; SAND'-MOUSE, the dunlin: a sandpiper; SAND'-NATT'ER, a sand-snake; SAND'-P[=A]'PER, paper covered with a kind of sand for smoothing and polishing; SAND'-PEEP, the American stint: the peetweet; SAND'-PERCH, the grass-bass; SAND'PIPER, a wading-bird of the snipe family, which frequents sandy river-banks, distinguished by its clear piping note.--n.pl. SAND'-PIPES, perpendicular cylindrical hollows, tapering to a point, occurring in chalk deposits, and so called from being usually filled with sand, gravel, or clay.--ns. SAND'-PIT, a place from which sand is extracted; SAND'-PLOV'ER, a ring-necked plover; SAND'-PRIDE, a very small species of lamprey found in the rivers of Britain; SAND'-PUMP, a long cylinder with valved piston for use in drilling rocks--a SAND'-SLUDG'ER: a sand-ejector, modified from the jet-pump, used in caissons for sinking the foundations of bridges; SAND'-RAT, a geomyoid rodent, esp. the camass rat; SAND'-REED, a shore grass; SAND'-REEL, a windlass used in working a sand-pump; SAND'-RIDGE, a sand-bank; SAND'-ROLL, a metal roll cast in sand; SAND'-RUN'NER, a sandpiper; SAND'-SAU'CER, a round mass of agglutinated egg-capsules of a naticoid gasteropod, found on beaches; SAND'-SCOOP, a dredge for scooping up sand; SAND'-SCREEN, a sand-sifter; SAND'-SCREW, an amphipod which burrows in the sand; SAND'-SHARK, a small voracious shark; SAND'-SHOT, small cast-iron balls cast in sand; SAND'-SHRIMP, a shrimp; SAND'-SKINK, a European skink found in sandy places; SAND'-SKIP'PER, a beach flea; SAND'-SNAKE, a short-tailed boa-like serpent; SAND'-SNIPE, the sandpiper; SAND'-SPOUT, a moving pillar of sand; SAND'STAR, a starfish: a brittle star; SAND'-STONE, a rock formed of compacted and more or less indurated sand (OLD RED SANDSTONE, a name given to a series of strata--along with the parallel but nowhere coexisting Devonian--intermediate in age between the Silurian and Carboniferous systems); SAND'-STORM, a storm of wind carrying along clouds of sand; SAND'-SUCK'ER, the rough dab; SAND'-THROW'ER, a tool for throwing sand on newly sized or painted surfaces; SAND'-TRAP, a device for separating sand from running water; SAND'-V[=I]'PER, a hog-nosed snake; SAND'-WASHER, an apparatus for separating sand from earthy substances; SAND'-WASP, a digger-wasp.--v.t. SAND'-WELD, to weld iron with sand.--ns. SAND'-WORM, a worm that lives in the sand; SAND'-WORT, any plant of the genus Arenaria.--adj. SAND'Y, consisting of, or covered with, sand: loose: of the colour of sand.--n. a nick-name for a Scotsman (from Alexander).--ns. SAND'Y-CAR'PET, a geometrid moth; SAND'Y-LAV'EROCK (Scot.), a sand-lark. [A.S. sand; Dut. zand, Ger. sand, Ice. sand-r.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. See Gravel-s. Brain, See Pineal gland-s. Pineal, See Pineal gland. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  30. Minute fragments resulting from wearing down of esp. silicious rocks& found covering parts of the seashore, riverbeds, deserts, &c., (also pl.) shoal or submarine bank of s., (usu. in pl.) grain of s., (pl.) expanse or tracts of s., (numberless as the s. or ss.; rope of s.; built &c. on s., unstable; plough the s. or ss.; the ss. are running out &c., time of grace &c. is nearly at end, w. ref. to hourglass &c.; children playing on the ss.; scour saucepan, adulterate sugar, dry ink or writing, with s.); s.-bag n., filled with s. for use (a) in fortification for making temporary defences. (b) as ballast esp. for boat or balloon, (c) as ruffian\'s weapon inflicting heavy blow without leaving mark, (d) as support for engraving-plate, (e) to stop draught from window or door; sandbag v.t., barricade or defend, provide (window, chink), with s.-bag (s), fell with blow from s.-bag; s.-bank, shoal in sea or river; s.-bar, s.-bank at mouth of harbour or river; s.-bath, vessel of heated s. as equable heater in chem. processes; s.-bed, stratum of s.; s.-blast, jet of s. impelled by compressed air or steam for giving rough surface to glass &c.; s.-box, castor for sprinkling s. over wet ink (hist.), mould of s. used in founding, box of s. on locomotive for sprinkling slippery rails, (Golf) receptacle for s. used in teeing; s.-boy, (prob.) boy hawking s. for sale (now only in jollyas a s.-b.); s.-cloud, driving s. in simoom; s.-crack, disease of horses\' hoofs, crack in human foot from walking on hot s., crack in brick due to imperfect mixing; s.-eel, an eel-like fish; s.-fly, kind of midge, kind of fishing-fly; s.-glass, wasp-waisted reversible glass with two bulbs containing enough s. to take a definite time (hour, minute, &c.,-glass) in passing from upper to lower bulb; s.-hill, dune; s.-iron, golf-club for lifting ball from s.; s.-man, (also dustman) power causing children\'s eyes to smart towards bed-time; s.-martin, kind nesting in side of s.-pit or sandy bank; s. -paper, with s. stuck to it for polishing, (v.t.) polish with s.-p.; s. -piper, kinds of bird haunting open wet sandy places; s.-pump, for clearing drill-hole, caisson, &c., of wet s.; s. -shoes, usu. of canvas with rubber or hemp soles for use on ss.; s.-spout, pillar of s. raised by desert whirlwind; sandstone, rock of compressed s. (old, new, red s.-s., series of British rocks below, above, carboniferous); s.-storm, desert storm of wind with clouds of s. (Vb) sprinkle with s.; overlay with, bury under, s.; adulterate (sugar, wool, &c.) with s.; polish with s. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Fine particles of stone, especially of malicious stone, but not reduced to powder or dust;— hence, from the use of sand in the hour-glass, a moment; a measured interval;—pl. Tracts of land insisting of sand. Cabinet Dictionary

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