The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sand \Sand\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Sanding.]
To sprinkle or cover with sand.
To drive upon the sand. [Obs.]
To bury (oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud.
To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar.
To grind down or make smooth by rubbing with an abrasive object, esp. with sandpaper; to sand down.
Sand \Sand\, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.]
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.
That finer matter, called sand, is no other than very small pebbles.
A single particle of such stone. [R.]
The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life.
The sands are numbered that make up my life.
pl. 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. ``The Libyan sands.''
--Milton. ``The sands o' Dee.''
Courage; pluck; grit. [Slang] Sand badger (Zo["o]l.), the Japanese badger ( Meles ankuma). Sand bag.
A bag filled with sand or earth, used for various purposes, as in fortification, for ballast, etc.
A long bag filled with sand, used as a club by assassins. Sand ball, soap mixed with sand, made into a ball for use at the toilet. Sand bath.
(Chem.) A vessel of hot sand in a laboratory, in which vessels that are to be heated are partially immersed.
A bath in which the body is immersed in hot sand. Sand bed, a thick layer of sand, whether deposited naturally or artificially; specifically, a thick layer of sand into which molten metal is run in casting, or from a reducing furnace. Sand birds (Zo["o]l.), a collective name for numerous species of limicoline birds, such as the sandpipers, plovers, tattlers, and many others; -- called also shore birds. Sand blast, a process of engraving and cutting glass and other hard substances by driving sand against them by a steam jet or otherwise; also, the apparatus used in the process. Sand box.
A box with a perforated top or cover, for sprinkling paper with sand.
A box carried on locomotives, from which sand runs on the rails in front of the driving wheel, to prevent slipping. Sand-box tree (Bot.), a tropical American tree ( Hura crepitans). Its fruit is a depressed many-celled woody capsule which, when completely dry, bursts with a loud report and scatters the seeds. See Illust. of Regma. Sand bug (Zo["o]l.), an American anomuran crustacean ( Hippa talpoidea) which burrows in sandy seabeaches. It is often used as bait by fishermen. See Illust. under Anomura. Sand canal (Zo["o]l.), 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 cock (Zo["o]l.), the redshank. [Prov. Eng.] Sand collar. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Sand saucer, below. Sand crab. (Zo["o]l.)
The lady crab.
A land crab, or ocypodian. Sand crack (Far.), a crack extending downward from the coronet, in the wall of a horse's hoof, which often causes lameness. Sand cricket (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large terrestrial crickets of the genus Stenophelmatus and allied genera, native of the sandy plains of the Western United States. Sand cusk (Zo["o]l.), any ophidioid fish. See Illust. under Ophidioid. Sand dab (Zo["o]l.), a small American flounder ( Limanda ferruginea); -- called also rusty dab. The name is also applied locally to other allied species. Sand darter (Zo["o]l.), a small etheostomoid fish of the Ohio valley ( Ammocrypta pellucida). Sand dollar (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small flat circular sea urchins, which live on sandy bottoms, especially Echinarachnius parma of the American coast. Sand drift, drifting sand; also, a mound or bank of drifted sand. Sand eel. (Zo["o]l.)
A lant, or launce.
A slender Pacific Ocean fish of the genus Gonorhynchus, having barbels about the mouth. Sand flag, sandstone which splits up into flagstones. Sand flea. (Zo["o]l.)
Any species of flea which inhabits, or breeds in, sandy places, especially the common dog flea.
Any leaping amphipod crustacean; a beach flea, or orchestian. See Beach flea, under Beach. Sand flood, a vast body of sand borne along by the wind. --James Bruce. Sand fluke. (Zo["o]l.)
The European smooth dab ( Pleuronectes microcephalus); -- called also kitt, marysole, smear dab, town dab. Sand fly (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small dipterous flies of the genus Simulium, abounding on sandy shores, especially Simulium nocivum of the United States. They are very troublesome on account of their biting habits. Called also no-see-um, punky, and midge. Sand gall. (Geol.) See Sand pipe, below. Sand grass (Bot.), any species of grass which grows in sand; especially, a tufted grass ( Triplasis purpurea) with numerous bearded joints, and acid awl-shaped leaves, growing on the Atlantic coast. Sand grouse (Zo["o]l.), any one of many species of Old World birds belonging to the suborder Pterocletes, and resembling both grouse and pigeons. Called also rock grouse, rock pigeon, and ganga. They mostly belong to the genus Pterocles, as the common Indian species ( P. exustus). The large sand grouse ( P. arenarius), the painted sand grouse ( P. fasciatus), and the pintail sand grouse ( P. alchata) are also found in India. See Illust. under Pterocletes. Sand hill, a hill of sand; a dune. Sand-hill crane (Zo["o]l.), the American brown crane ( Grus Mexicana). Sand hopper (Zo["o]l.), a beach flea; an orchestian. Sand hornet (Zo["o]l.), a sand wasp. Sand lark. (Zo["o]l.)
A small lark ( Alaudala raytal), native of India.
A small sandpiper, or plover, as the ringneck, the sanderling, and the common European sandpiper.
The Australian red-capped dotterel ( [AE]gialophilus ruficapillus); -- called also red-necked plover. Sand launce (Zo["o]l.), a lant, or launce. Sand lizard (Zo["o]l.), a common European lizard ( Lacerta agilis). Sand martin (Zo["o]l.), the bank swallow. Sand mole (Zo["o]l.), the coast rat. Sand monitor (Zo["o]l.), a large Egyptian lizard ( Monitor arenarius) which inhabits dry localities. Sand mouse (Zo["o]l.), the dunlin. [Prov. Eng.] Sand myrtle. (Bot.) See under Myrtle. Sand partridge (Zo["o]l.), either of two small Asiatic partridges of the genus Ammoperdix. The wings are long and the tarsus is spurless. One species ( A. Heeji) inhabits Palestine and Arabia. The other species ( A. Bonhami), inhabiting Central Asia, is called also seesee partridge, and teehoo. Sand picture, a picture made by putting sand of different colors on an adhesive surface. Sand pike. (Zo["o]l.)
The lizard fish. Sand pillar, a sand storm which takes the form of a whirling pillar in its progress in desert tracts like those of the Sahara and Mongolia. Sand pipe (Geol.), a tubular cavity, from a few inches to several feet in depth, occurring especially in calcareous rocks, and often filled with gravel, sand, etc.; -- called also sand gall. Sand pride (Zo["o]l.), a small British lamprey now considered to be the young of larger species; -- called also sand prey. Sand pump, in artesian well boring, a long, slender bucket with a valve at the bottom for raising sand from the well. Sand rat (Zo["o]l.), the pocket gopher. Sand rock, a rock made of cemented sand. Sand runner (Zo["o]l.), the turnstone. Sand saucer (Zo["o]l.), the mass of egg capsules, or o["o]thec[ae], of any mollusk of the genus Natica and allied genera. It has the shape of a bottomless saucer, and is coated with fine sand; -- called also sand collar. Sand screw (Zo["o]l.), an amphipod crustacean ( Lepidactylis arenarius), which burrows in the sandy seabeaches of Europe and America. Sand shark (Zo["o]l.), an American shark ( Odontaspis littoralis) found on the sandy coasts of the Eastern United States; -- called also gray shark, and dogfish shark. See Illust. under Remora. Sand skink (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of Old World lizards belonging to the genus Seps; as, the ocellated sand skink ( Seps ocellatus) of Southern Europe. Sand skipper (Zo["o]l.), a beach flea, or orchestian. Sand smelt (Zo["o]l.), a silverside. Sand snake. (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of harmless burrowing snakes of the genus Eryx, native of Southern Europe, Africa, and Asia, especially E. jaculus of India and E. Johnii, used by snake charmers.
Any innocuous South African snake of the genus Psammophis, especially P. sibilans. Sand snipe (Zo["o]l.), the sandpiper. Sand star (Zo["o]l.), an ophiurioid starfish living on sandy sea bottoms; a brittle star. Sand storm, a cloud of sand driven violently by the wind. Sand sucker, the sandnecker. Sand swallow (Zo["o]l.), the bank swallow. See under Bank. Sand trap, (Golf) a shallow pit on a golf course having a layer of sand in it, usually located near a green, and designed to function as a hazard, due to the difficulty of hitting balls effectively from such a position. Sand tube, a tube made of sand. Especially:
A tube of vitrified sand, produced by a stroke of lightning; a fulgurite.
(Zo["o]l.) Any tube made of cemented sand.
(Zo["o]l.) In starfishes, a tube having calcareous particles in its wall, which connects the oral water tube with the madreporic plate.
Sand viper. (Zo["o]l.) See Hognose snake.
Sand wasp (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to the families Pompilid[ae] and Spherid[ae], which dig burrows in sand. The female provisions the nest with insects or spiders which she paralyzes by stinging, and which serve as food for her young.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Sand is a naturally occurring, finely divided rock. Sand may also refer to:
Sand is a five-piece experimental rock/jazz/electronic group based in Birmingham, England. Formed in 1998, its members are Tim Wright (electronics, keyboards and vocals), Hilary Jeffery (trombone), John Richards (double and electric bass), Neil Griffiths (guitar and films) and Rowan Oliver (drums/percussion). It should not be confused with the 1970s German band of the same name.
Sand was originally an offshoot of Tim Wright's Germ project, and members of the band are also involved in the band Scorn.
Sand performed live for the first time at The Spotted Cow in York in June 1995 with drummer Ben Clark.
Their early work was dominated by a jazz aesthetic but as a relationship developed with Soul Jazz Records' owner Stuart Baker the sound became more focused and guitar oriented, whilst maintaining an improvisatory approach to recording and performing. This led to three albums on the Soul Jazz label. They are: Beautiful People Are Evil (1999), Still Born Alive (2001), and The Dalston Shroud (2006) as well as 12" vinyl EPs.
Sand's collaboration with choreographer Saburo Teshigawara resulted in the creation of the piece Green, which has been performed at the New National Theatre, Tokyo (2000, 2002) and the Melbourne International Arts Festival (2005).
Sand (Journey to the West)
Sand is 2000 thriller comedy film, directed and written by Matt Palmieri. Starring Michael Vartan, Norman Reedus, Kari Wührer, Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Denis Leary, Jon Lovitz and Julie Delpy.
Sand is the fifth studio album by guitarist Allan Holdsworth, released in 1987 through Relativity Records (United States) and JMS–Cream Records (Europe).
Sand (Herrndorf novel)
Sand is a 2011 novel by the German writer Wolfgang Herrndorf. It won the Leipzig Book Fair Prize in 2012.
Sand (1949 film)
Sand is a 1949 American Western that was nominated at the 22nd Academy Awards for Best Cinematography (color)-which Charles G. Clarke was nominated for. '''
Sand is a former municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The municipality encompassed the area around the Hylsfjorden and the inner part of the Sandsfjorden. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Sand where Sand Church is located.
Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. It is defined by size, being finer than gravel and coarser than silt. Sand can also refer to a textural class of soil or soil type; i.e. a soil containing more than 85% sand-sized particles by mass.
The composition of sand varies, depending on the local rock sources and conditions, but the most common constituent of sand in inland continental settings and non- tropical coastal settings is silica (silicon dioxide, or SiO), usually in the form of quartz. The second most common type of sand is calcium carbonate, for example aragonite, which has mostly been created, over the past half billion years, by various forms of life, like coral and shellfish. For example it is the primary form of sand apparent in areas where reefs have dominated the ecosystem for millions of years like the Caribbean.
Sand is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Bjørn Sand (born 1928), Norwegian revue writer and actor
- Christopher Sand (1644–1680), Polish writer, author of Bibliotheca antitrinitariorum
- Duane Sand (born 1965), American politician
- Ebbe Sand (born 1972), Danish football player
- George Sand (1804–1876), French novelist
- Heinie Sand (1897–1958), American baseball player
- Ida Sand (born 1977), Swedish jazz singer and pianist
- José Sand (born 1980), Argentine football player
- Karl Ludwig Sand (1795–1820), German martyr
- Lauritz Sand (1879–1956), Norwegian soldier
- Leonard B. Sand (born 1928), American judge
- Marc Sand (born 1988), Austrian footballer
- Maurice Sand (1823–1889), French illustrator and writer
- Nicholas Sand (born 1941) American drug producer
- O. Normann Sand (1921–1974), Norwegian politician
- Paul Sand (born 1935), American actor
- Paul M. Sand (1914–1984), American judge
- Peter Sand (born 1972), Danish football player and manager
- Roxana Sand, American erotic dancer
- Shauna Sand (born 1971), American actress
- Shlomo Sand (born 1946), Israeli historian
- Todd Sand (born 1963), American ice skater
- Ulf Oscar Sand (born 1938), Norwegian politician
- Vebjørn Sand (born 1966), Norwegian painter
Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand. n. (label en uncountable) Rock that is ground more finely than gravel, but is not as fine as silt (more formally, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Particle%20size%20(grain%20size)), forming beaches and deserts and also used in construction. v
1 (context transitive English) To abrade the surface of (something) with sand or sandpaper in order to smooth or clean it. 2 (context transitive English) To cover with sand.
v. rub with sandpaper; "sandpaper the wooden surface" [syn: sandpaper]
n. a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876) [syn: George Sand, Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English sand, from Proto-Germanic *sandam (cognates: Old Norse sandr, Old Frisian sond, Middle Dutch sant, Dutch zand, German Sand), from PIE *bhs-amadho- (cognates: Greek psammos "sand;" Latin sabulum "coarse sand," source of Italian sabbia, French sable), suffixed form of root *bhes- "to rub."\n
\nHistorically, the line between sand and gravel cannot be distinctly drawn. Used figuratively in Old English in reference to innumerability and instability. General Germanic, but not attested in Gothic, which used in this sense malma, related to Old High German melm "dust," the first element of the Swedish city name Malmö (the second element meaning "island"), and to Latin molere "to grind." Metaphoric for "innumerability" since Old English. Sand dollar, type of flat sea-urchin, so called from 1884, so called for its shape; sand dune attested from 1830.
late 14c., "to sprinkle with sand," from sand (n.); from 1620s as "to bury or fill in with sand." Meaning "to grind or polish with sand" is from 1858. Related: Sanded; sanding.
Usage examples of "sand".
Now that the words were out and there was no abjuration possible, she felt as if her bones were made of sand.
It is evenly and not too thickly covered with fine sand or lycopodium powder and then caused to vibrate acoustically by the repeated drawing of a violin-bow with some pressure across the edge of the plate until a steady note becomes audible.
The middle part of the road was raised into a terrace which commanded the adjacent country, consisted of several strata of sand, gravel, and cement, and was paved with large stones, or, in some places near the capital, with granite.
The herd paused for an instant at the edge of the slope, but Akela gave tongue in the full hunting yell, and they pitched over one after the other just as steamers shoot rapids, the sand and stones spurting up round them.
With Seregil hunkered down beside him, Alec scooped out the sand and uncovered a square niche sunk into the stone.
Half-buried in the sand, about fifteen feet from the shore, was an ammonite shell.
Liysa told Nick about her affair with Tim Sands and explained to him about her attack of amnesia that ended it.
Where Anele pointed, in a notch between slick stones at the lapping edge of the water, lay a roughly triangular patch of fine sand.
Beautiful rocky cliffs, full of caves, enclosed a little beach of colored pebbles, and then a strip of golden sand scattered over with rocks that held pools full of scarlet sea anemonies, and shells, and colored seaweeds like satin ribbon.
Opposite the islet, the beach consisted first of sand, covered with black stones, which were now appearing little by little above the retreating tide.
At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his two motor-boats slit the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam.
Saul walked out from the top of a dune on to the surface of an aqueduct that rose twenty-five feet above the sand and stretched for miles towards the cluster of ruins and new buildings near the sea.
She hugged her knees and looked out over the expanse of sand that lapped against the yellow stone aqueduct like a tan and frozen sea.
Touching her lightly on the arm, he turned her back for the long walk along the aqueduct, their shadows mingling, bending, and twisting along the high banks of encroaching sand.
For they could find nothing else upon the Sand, neither arbute, wilding, shrub, nor Thyme.