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English

Footprints in sand

Etymology

Old English sand

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
sand

Plural
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  1. Rock that is ground more finely than gravel, but is not as fine as silt (more formally, see grain sizes chart), forming beaches and deserts and also used in construction. Sand may be blown around by the wind; gravel is too heavy, and silt (on beaches) does not usually have time to dry out between tides.
  2. (often in plural sands) a beach or other expanse of sand.
  3. (obsolete) Personal courage (used before or around 1920s)
  4. A light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
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Adjective

sand (no comparative or superlative)

  1. Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand.

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Verb

Infinitive
to sand

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to sand (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To abrade the surface of (something) with sand or sandpaper in order to smooth or clean it.
    Then what was the point of sanding my face off? — Space Ghost
  2. (transitive) To cover with sand.

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Danish

Noun

sand

  1. sand (finely ground rock)

Adjective

sand

  1. true

Faroese

Noun

sand

  1. accusative of sandur: sand (finely ground rock)

Old English

Etymology 1

See the verb sendan

Noun

sand f

  1. action of sending, embassy, mission, deputation; message
  2. sending, service, course of food, dish of food, repast, mess, victuals

Etymology 2

Common Germanic *sanda-

Noun

sand n

  1. sand, gravel
  2. sand by the sea, sands, sea-shore, sandy shore, beach

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Declination for sand Singular Uncountable
Common Indefinite Definite
Nominative sand sanden
Genitive sands sandens

sand

  1. sand (particles of rock)

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