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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

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

The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.
Lord Acton

He behaved like an ostrich and put his head in the sand, thereby exposing his thinking parts.
George Carman

We Americans think, in every country in transition, there's a Thomas Jefferson hiding behind some rock or a James Madison beyond one sand dune.
Joe Biden
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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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