Meaning of “sand” in the English Dictionary

"sand" in British English

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(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)