1. Noun.  Rock that is ground more finely than gravel, but is not as fine as silt (more formally, see grain sizes chart), forming beaches and deserts and also used in construction. Sand may be blown around by the wind; gravel is too heavy, and silt (on beaches) does not usually have time to dry out between tides.
  2. Noun.  (''often in plural'' '''sands''') a beach or other expanse of sand.
  3. Noun.  (obsolete) Personal courage (used before or around 1920s).
  4. Noun.  A light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
  5. Adjective.  Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
  6. Verb.  (transitive) To abrade the surface of (something) with sand or sandpaper in order to smooth or clean it.
  7. Verb.  (transitive) To cover with sand.

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