sand

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EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English, from Old English sand, from Proto-Germanic *samdaz (compare West Frisian sân, Dutch zand, German Sand, Danish sand), from Proto-Indo-European *sámh₂dʰos (compare Latin sabulum, Ancient Greek ἄμαθος ‎(ámathos)), from *sem- ‎(to pour) (compare English dialectal samel ‎(sand bottom), Old Irish to-ess-sem ‎(to pour out), Latin sentina ‎(bilge water), Lithuanian sémti ‎(to scoop), Ancient Greek ἀμάω ‎(amáō, to gather), ἄμη ‎(ámē, water bucket)).

NounEdit

sand ‎(usually uncountable, plural sands)

  1. (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.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      For a spell we done pretty well. Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand.
  2. (often in the plural) A beach or other expanse of sand.
    The Canadian tar sands are a promising source of oil.
    • 1892, James Yoxall, chapter 7, in The Lonely Pyramid:
      It was the Lost Oasis, the Oasis of the vision in the sand. […] Deep-hidden in the hollow, beneath the cliffs, it lay; and round it the happy verdure spread for many a rood. [] Yes, the quest was ended, the Lost Oasis was the Found!
  3. (uncountable, dated, circa 1920) Personal courage.
  4. (uncountable, geology) A particle from 62.5 microns to 2 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.
  5. A light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
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  6. (countable, obsolete) A single grain of sand.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  7. (figuratively) A moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life (referring to the sand in an hourglass).
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AdjectiveEdit

sand ‎(comparative more sand, superlative most sand)

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

sand ‎(third-person singular simple present sands, present participle sanding, simple past and past participle sanded)

  1. (transitive) To abrade the surface of (something) with sand or sandpaper in order to smooth or clean it.
  2. (transitive) To cover with sand.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter IX, p. 141, [1]
      Sudden stopping, which could be effected easily by sanding the rails and reversing the driving-gear, was dangerous, because the train might telescope and overwhelm the engine.
    • 1958, Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago, translated by Max Hayward and Manya Harari, New York: Pantheon, Chapter 4, p. 96,
      The golden domes of churches and the freshly sanded paths in the town gardens were a glaring yellow.
  3. (transitive, historical) To blot ink using sand.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
      The officer wrote until he had finished, read over to himself what he had written, sanded it, and handed it to Defarge, with the words "In secret."
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Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of sand(piper).

NounEdit

sand ‎(plural sands)

  1. (colloquial) A sandpiper.

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /san/, [sanˀ]

Rhymes: -anˀ

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse sannr, saðr, from Proto-Germanic *sanþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁sónts ‎(being, existing), the present participle of *h₁es- ‎(to be).

AdjectiveEdit

sand ‎(neuter sandt, definite and plural sande)

  1. true
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse sandr, from Proto-Germanic *samdaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sámh₂dʰos.

NounEdit

sand n (singular definite sandet, not used in plural form)

  1. sand (finely ground rock)
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FaroeseEdit

NounEdit

sand

  1. accusative of sandur

IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

sand

  1. indefinite accusative singular of sandur

Norwegian BokmålEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sandr, from Proto-Germanic *samdaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sámh₂dʰos.

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sand m ‎(definite singular sanden)

  1. sand

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sandr

NounEdit

sand m ‎(definite singular sanden)

  1. sand

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Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See the verb sendan

NounEdit

sand f

  1. action of sending, embassy, mission, deputation; message
  2. sending, service, course of food, dish of food, repast, mess, victuals

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *samdaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sámh₂dʰos. Compare Old Frisian sand, Old Saxon sand, Old High German sant, Old Norse sandr.

NounEdit

sand n

  1. sand, gravel
  2. sand by the sea, sands, sea-shore, sandy shore, beach
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Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to Old Norse sandr.

NounEdit

sand n

  1. beach

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