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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)smooth, smoothen

Narrower (hyponym)rough-sand

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