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Sand Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • fortitude and determination; "he didn''t have the guts to try it"
  • French writer known for works concerning women''s rights and independence (1804-1876)
  • a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
  • rub with sandpaper; "sandpaper the wooden surface"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral ,
  • French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876) ,
  • fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"

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Sand Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Sand is a mixture of very small pieces of different rocks or minerals. Sand grains are between the size of gravel grains (which is from 2 mm to 64 mm) and the size of silt (which is around 0.0625 mm to 0.004 mm). It is found on beaches, and in deserts.

Sand is most of the time made of silica (silicon dioxide, or SiO2). Sand is also formed by Granite by weathering and erosion. Sand is made from large boulders eroding (being broken apart by wind or rocks). They get smaller and smaller until they reach the beach or a low lying area. Sand dunes are made when wind or a river pulls sand into a mountain-like shape. They can be found in deserts, but sometimes high up on beaches too.

Sand can be mixed with water to make concrete, a tough material which can be used in buildings to help support the structure. It can also be used to make bricks or sand castles. When mixed with water sand will become mud.

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'Sand' example sentence in quotations

* The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. - Jean Paul

* The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. - George Eliot

* The trebling of the population in this small and impoverished country, flowing with milk and honey but not with sufficient water, rich in rocks and sand dunes but poor in natural resources and vital raw materials, has been no easy task Indeed, practical men, with their eyes fixed upon things as they are, regarded it as an empty and insubstantial utopian dream. - Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe

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Sand Sample Sentences in News

  • Halliburton, Baker Hughes buy more sand, railcars as demand piles up
    As fracking accelerates in North American shale fields, oilfield services providers Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc are stockpiling sand to protect themselves against rising costs and are buying more railcars to transport the haul. Halliburton, the world's largest provider of fracking services, is more than doubling its railcar fleet and capacity for sand Read more on this news related to 'Sand'
  • Global Sand Blasting Machines Market By Product (Mini, Industrial) Is Expected to Reach USD 441.1 Million by 2020: New ...
    San Francisco, California -- The global sand blasting machines market is expected to reach USD 441.1 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Breakthroughs in robotic sand ... Read more on this news related to 'Sand'
  • Parks Canada using old Christmas trees to protect sand dunes
    Parks Canada has found an interesting way to protect sand dunes using discarded Christmas trees. Piles of old Christmas trees are stacked up along Brackley Beach to fill in what are known as blow out areas where sand has drifted away. Kim Grant is the public outreach officer with Parks Canada and says the trees act like a net catching the sand and help rebuild the Read more on this news related to 'Sand'

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