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sandnoun

uk   /sænd/ us   /sænd/
B1 [U] a substance that consists of very small grains of rock, found on beaches and in deserts: a grain of sand The children played all day in/on the sand. coarse/fine sand Mix one part sand to three parts cement.
sands [plural]
large flat areas 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 small grains that at one time were rock and now form deserts and beaches

sandverb [T]

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

to make a surface smooth by rubbing it with sandpaper (= strong, rough paper) or with a special tool: 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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