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sand

sand

 
 
pronunciation:
saend
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: loose grains of finely ground rock, often including quartz.
 
definition 2: (usu. pl.) a beach or other plot of land covered by sand.
definition 3: (pl.) moments.
the sands of time
definition 4: (informal) courage; grit.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sanded, sanding, sands
definition 1: to smooth or polish with sandpaper or a sander.
similar words:
grit
definition 2: to sprinkle or cover with sand, or as with sand.
In winter they sand the icy roads.
similar words:
grit
definition 3: to become filled with sand, as a harbor.
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  • sander:
    a machine or tool that you use to make things smooth.
  • sandy:
    full of or covered with sand.
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