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1 sand /ˈsænd/ noun
plural sands
1 sand
/ˈsænd/
noun
plural sands
Learner's definition of SAND
[noncount] : the very tiny, loose pieces of rock that cover beaches, deserts, etc.
see also quicksand
[noncount] : an area of sand
sands [plural] literary : the beach or desert

head in the sand

see 1head

shifting sands

used to refer to changes that happen as time passes

the sands of time

used to refer to the passage of time
2 sand /ˈsænd/ verb
sands; sanded; sanding
2 sand
/ˈsænd/
verb
sands; sanded; sanding
Learner's definition of SAND
: to make the surface of something smooth by rubbing it with sandpaper
[+ object]
often + down
[no object]
[+ object] US : to spread sand over (an icy street, sidewalk, etc.) : to cover (something) with sand
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