Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) fortitude and determination
  2. (noun, person) French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)
  3. (noun, substance) a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
  4. (verb, contact) rub with sandpaper

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Alternate forms of Sand

Derivations: sander, sandy

Hyponyms: rough-sand

Hypernyms: dirt, fortitude, smooth, smoothen, soil

Origin of the word Sand

  1. O.E. sand, from P.Gmc. *sanda- (cf. O.N. sandr, O.Fris. sond, M.Du. sant, Ger. Sand, not recorded in Gothic), from PIE base *samatha- (cf. Gk. psammos "sand," L. sabulum). Metaphoric for "innumerability" since O.E. The verb is first attested late 14c., "to sprinkle with sand," from the noun; meaning "to grind or pol… more

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