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sandnoun

uk   /sænd/  us   /sænd/
B1 [U] a ​substance that consists of very ​smallgrains of ​rock, ​found on ​beaches and in ​deserts: a grain of sand The ​childrenplayed all ​day in/on the sand. coarse/​fine sand Mix one ​part sand to three ​partscement.
sands [plural]
largeflatareas of sand near the ​sea: miles of golden sands

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sandverb [T]

uk   /sænd/  us   /sænd/
(Definition of sand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sandnoun [U]

 us   /sænd/
  • sand noun [U] (SMALL GRAINS)

a ​mass of very ​smallgrains that at one ​time were ​rock and now ​formdeserts and ​beaches

sandverb [T]

 us   /sænd/
  • sand verb [T] (MAKE SMOOTH)

to make a ​surfacesmooth by ​rubbing it with ​sandpaper (= ​strong, ​roughpaper) or with a ​specialtool: The ​bookcase has to be sanded and ​stained.
(Definition of sand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sand”
in Korean 모래…
in Arabic رِمال…
in Malaysian pasir, kawasan berpasir…
in French sable, plage…
in Russian песок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沙,沙子…
in Italian sabbia…
in Turkish kum…
in Polish piasek…
in Spanish arena, playa arenosa…
in Vietnamese cát, bãi cát, lớp cát…
in Portuguese areia…
in Thai ทราย, ชายหาด…
in German der Sand…
in Catalan sorra…
in Japanese 砂…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沙,沙子…
in Indonesian pasir, pantai berpasir…
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