Associations to the word «Sand»


SAND, noun. (uncountable) 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.
SAND, noun. (often in the plural) A beach or other expanse of sand.
SAND, noun. (uncountable) (dated) (circa 1920) Personal courage.
SAND, noun. (uncountable) (geology) A particle from 62.5 microns to 2 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.
SAND, noun. A light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
SAND, noun. (countable) (obsolete) A single grain of sand.
SAND, noun. (figurative) A moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life (referring to the sand in an hourglass).
SAND, adjective. Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
SAND, verb. (transitive) To abrade the surface of (something) with sand or sandpaper in order to smooth or clean it.
SAND, verb. (transitive) To cover with sand.
SAND ART, noun. A plastic or glass bottle filled with different colors of sand.
SAND BADGER, noun. Asian badger
SAND BAR, noun. Alternative spelling of sandbar
SAND BARS, noun. Plural of sand bar
SAND BATH, noun. A piece of laboratory equipment consisting of a container fitted with heated sand, that is used to provide an even source of heat.
SAND BATH, noun. A bath in which the body is immersed in hot sand.
SAND BATH, noun. (of many birds and mammals) The rolling of birds in sand, by which they dust themselves over to cleanse the skin and feathers; the act of pulverizing.
SAND BOIL, noun. An eruption of water through a bed of sand, such as occurs when water penetrates beneath a levee
SAND BOX, noun. Alternative spelling of sandbox
SAND BOXES, noun. Plural of sand box
SAND CANAL, noun. (zoology) (dated) A tubular vessel having a calcareous coating, and connecting the oral ambulacral ring with the madreporic tubercle. It appears to be excretory in function.
SAND CAT, noun. A small wild cat, Felis margarita, distributed over African and Asian deserts.
SAND CATS, noun. Plural of sand cat
SAND CRAB, noun. A crab of the Hippoidea superfamily of decapod crustaceans
SAND CRABS, noun. Plural of sand crab
SAND CRACK, noun. A vertical fissure in the wall of a horse's hoof; a quarter crack.
SAND CRICKET, noun. Jerusalem cricket
SAND DAB, noun. Any of various small flatfish of the genus Citharichthys native to the Pacific coast of the Americas.
SAND DANCER, noun. (Geordie) (pejorative) Someone from South Shields.
SAND DANCERS, noun. Plural of Sand Dancer
SAND DARTER, noun. Any perch of the genus Ammocrypta.
SAND DOLLAR, noun. Any echinoderm of the order Clypeasteroida, having a flat, disk-shaped body with the mouth in a mid-ventral position, and living in sand, on or near the surface.
SAND DOLLARS, noun. Plural of sand dollar
SAND DOWN, verb. (transitive) To treat or polish with sandpaper.
SAND DUNE, noun. (geology) A large, semi-permanent mound of windblown sand, held together by specialized plants, common along seashores and in deserts.
SAND DUNES, noun. Plural of sand dune
SAND EEL, noun. Any of various species of slim fish, resembling eels, especially of the genus Ammodytes.
SAND FLEA, noun. Any of various small crustaceans of the order Amphipoda, that are found on beaches and jump like a flea.
SAND FLEA, noun. A small tropical flea, Tunga penetrans; a chigoe.
SAND FLEAS, noun. (US) plural of sand flea
SAND FLY, noun. Alternative form of sandfly
SAND GROUSE, noun. Alternative spelling of sandgrouse
SAND HOG, noun. Alternative spelling of sandhog
SAND HORNET, noun. Cicada killer (not a true hornet)
SAND IRON, noun. (golf) A sand wedge.
SAND LANCE, noun. Any of the slender fish of the family Ammodytidae.
SAND LETTUCE, noun. A plant of the species Dudleya caespitosa, succulent perennials native to California.
SAND LIZARD, noun. Lacerta agilis, a lizard distributed across most of Europe and eastwards to Mongolia.
SAND MARTIN, noun. A migratory passerine bird of the swallow family, Riparia riparia.
SAND MARTINS, noun. Plural of sand martin
SAND MOLE, noun. The coast rat
SAND NIGGER, noun. (derogatory) (offensive) (ethnic slur) A person of Middle Eastern or North African descent.
SAND NIGGERS, noun. Plural of sand nigger
SAND OLIVE, noun. A shrub ranging from South Africa to New Zealand, Dodonaea angustifolia.
SAND PAPAGO, proper noun. (historical) A group of Native Americans who reside primarily in the Sonoran Desert of southeastern Arizona and northwestern Mexico, who are today known as the Hia C-ed O'odham; closely related to the Tohono O'odham.
SAND PILLAR, noun. A sandstorm which takes the form of a whirling pillar in its progress in desert tracts like those of the Sahara and Mongolia.
SAND PUPPIES, noun. Plural of sand puppy
SAND PUPPY, noun. Naked mole rat
SAND RAIL, noun. A type of dune buggy
SAND RAILS, noun. Plural of sand rail
SAND SEDGE, noun. A sedge species, Carex arenaria.
SAND SEDGES, noun. Plural of sand sedge
SAND STORM, noun. Alternative spelling of sandstorm
SAND STORMS, noun. Plural of sand storm
SAND TRAP, noun. A sand filled hollow, on a golf course, used as a hazard; a bunker
SAND TRAP, noun. (architecture) A basin that prevents the passage of sand etc into a drainage system
SAND TRAPS, noun. Plural of sand trap
SAND WASP, noun. A predatory crabronid wasp that builds burrowlike nests in the ground.
SAND WEDGE, noun. (golf) A golf club (an iron) with a heavy flange on the bottom, ideal for bunker shots.
SAND WEDGES, noun. Plural of sand wedge
SAND WHITING, noun. A fish, Sillago ciliata, found in tidal waters off Australia

Dictionary definition

SAND, noun. A loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral.
SAND, noun. French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876).
SAND, noun. Fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it".
SAND, verb. Rub with sandpaper; "sandpaper the wooden surface".

Wise words

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.