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Synonyms for sand
sænd; Fr. sɑ̃d, sɑ̃

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sand(noun)

    a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral

    grit, moxie, gumption, backbone, guts

  2. Sand, George Sand, Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant(noun)

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

    grit, moxie, gumption, backbone, guts

  3. backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumption(verb)

    fortitude and determination

    "he didn't have the guts to try it"

    mainstay, good sense, lynchpin, grit, mother wit, spine, gritrock, horse sense, gritstone, spinal column, keystone, common sense, linchpin, back, backbone, gumption, anchor, rachis, moxie, guts, vertebral column, sense

  4. sandpaper, sand(verb)

    rub with sandpaper

    "sandpaper the wooden surface"


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sand(n.)

    gravel, small pebbles

  2. sand(v. a.)

    cover or sprinkle with sand

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sand(n)

    sandy soil, quicksand, syrtis, arena (Med.)

    Associated words:
    dune, downs, arenicolous, burst, sabulosity (sandiness), psammophilous, ammophilous, medano, eschar, os, kame, arenarious

  2. sand(n)

    (Slang) grit, pluck, nerve, courage, fearlessness, audacity, spirit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sable, sands, sandy, sha, arena, sandstorm, sables, ostrich, berm, grit

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How to use sand in a sentence?

  1. Nate Cardozo:

    Instead of working with the researchers to fix the problem, Volkswagen chose to bury its head in the sand and pretend that banning academic discussion of the flaw would somehow prevent thieves from learning of it and exploiting it, because of Volkswagen's refusal to engage with the security researcher community, their cars may still be vulnerable to the attack and their customers are less secure.

  2. Chris Hercik:

    We will have sand so they can feel like they are standing there on the beach.

  3. Anthony Liccione:

    She stared at me, like day stares at an hourglass and night, the sand trickling through time; the sea disappearing to eyes in the dark. But I hear her waves coming in, as she whispers one last chance goodbye.

  4. Andrew Walsh:

    We're really blessed that he was still able to get himself to shore, i was a few feet behind him, and we grabbed him and got him ... up on the sand, and very quickly these doctors were there, helping out and calling 911.

  5. Dante Alighieri:

    There sighs, lamentations and loud wailings resounded through the starless air, so that at first it made me weep; strange tongues, horrible language, words of pain, tones of anger, voices loud and hoarse, and with these the sound of hands, made a tumult which is whirling through that air forever dark, and sand eddies in a whirlwind.

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