Meaning of “sand” in the English Dictionary

"sand" in British English

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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)

"sand" in American English

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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)