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English noun: sand

1. sand (substance) a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral


Broader (hypernym)dirt, soil


Substance holonymatomic number 14, Si, silicon


Substance meronymbeach, concrete, quicksand, sand bar, sandbar, spit, tongue

2. Sand (person) French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)


SynonymsAmandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant, George Sand


Instance hypernymauthor, writer

3. sand (attribute) fortitude and determination


SamplesHe didn't have the guts to try it.


Synonymsbackbone, grit, gumption, guts, moxie


Broader (hypernym)fortitude


Domain usagecolloquialism


English verb: sand

1. sand (contact) rub with sandpaper


SamplesSandpaper the wooden surface.


Synonymssandpaper


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)smooth, smoothen


Narrower (hyponym)rough-sand









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