Definition of 'sand'
Video: pronunciation of 'sand'
Example sentences containing 'sand'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
They are quite alone on a strip of golden sand that normally draws thousands. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What happened to the line in the sand? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Use your fingers to loosen any grit or sand and discard any that remain open. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The oil companies argue that tar sands will help to bridge the coming energy gap. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The peninsula is renowned for its sand beaches and abundant wildlife. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It took a moment to realise that the colour was sand. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Fill cracks and holes with filler and sand smooth. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The official instructions were to cover it in sand. BomberWhen he got past the surface heat the sand became cooler. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You also get a lot of power in your legs from running on soft sand. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Beyond the white sand lapped the limpid sea. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)The sand is a fine white powder. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We are talking about identifying and weighing one grain of sand in a desert. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)You can still do the same job but you have to deal with things like wobbly floors and sand. The Sun (2009)Despite the name, the sand is clean and white. The Sun (2014)The area has consistently won awards for the quality, safety and cleanliness of its sands and sea. The Sun (2009)I loved the feel of driving on loose sand. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'sand'
Very Common. sand is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'sand'
British English: sand /sænd/ NOUN
Sand is a powder that consists of extremely small pieces of stone.
They walked barefoot across the sand to the water's edge.
- American English: sand
- Arabic: رَمْل
- Brazilian Portuguese: areia
- Chinese: 沙
- Croatian: pijesak
- Czech: písek
- Danish: sand
- Dutch: zand
- European Spanish: arena
- Finnish: hiekka
- French: sable
- German: Sand
- Greek: άμμος
- Italian: sabbia
- Japanese: 砂
- Korean: 모래
- Norwegian: sand
- Polish: piasek
- European Portuguese: areia
- Romanian: nisip
- Russian: песок
- Spanish: arena
- Swedish: sand
- Thai: ทราย
- Turkish: kum
- Ukrainian: пісок
- Vietnamese: cát
Definition of sand from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.