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Definition of Sand


  1. 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.
  2. A single particle of such stone.
  3. The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life.
  4. 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.
  5. Courage; pluck; grit.
  6. To sprinkle or cover with sand.
  7. To drive upon the sand.
  8. To bury (oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud.
  9. To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar.

Sand Quotations

Robert W. Service Quote
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
Robert W. Service

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
Milton Friedman

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.
William Blake

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
Muhammad Ali

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Sand Translations

sand in Afrikaans is sand
sand in Danish is sand
sand in Dutch is zand
sand in Finnish is hiekka
sand in French is sableuxse, sable
sand in German is Sand
sand in Hungarian is homok
sand in Italian is sabbia
sand in Norwegian is sand
sand in Portuguese is areia
sand in Swedish is sand

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