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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 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

  • U.S. Silica sees sand demand piling up as fracking goes super-sized
    By Kanika Sikka and Sneha Banerjee (Reuters) - Sand miner U.S. Silica Holdings Inc said demand could triple over the next five years as energy companies use increasing amounts of sand in hydraulic fracturing to extract more oil and gas from shale fields. "We are seeing customers that are using 10,000 tons of sand for one well, and just to put it in perspectiv Read more on this news related to 'Sand'
  • Sand Springs teen travels world as wrestling whiz
    SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) - Champion wrestler Daton Fix is putting his passport through the paces. In the past 13 months, the Sand Springs teenager has competed in Colombia, Brazil, Slovakia and China. "Four countries in one year," said his father and coach, Derek Fix. "There are ... Read more on this news related to 'Sand'
  • Sand barge activity connected to tragedy
    The Hadley sand barge, circa 1910. North river bank near Fifth Street bridge. Old Klondike Hotel in background. Not long ago I was examining the Thames River, just east of Chatham, via Google Earth when an object caught my eye. Read more on this news related to 'Sand'

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