Pronunciation: (sand),[key] —n. 1. the more or less fine debris of rocks, consisting of small, loose grains, often of quartz.
2. Usually, sands. a tract or region composed principally of sand.
3. the sand or a grain of sand in an hourglass.
4. sands,moments of time or of one's life: At this stage of his career the sands are running out. 5. a light reddish- or brownish-yellow color.
6. Informal.courage; pluck.
7. sleeper (def. 10).
—v.t. 1. to smooth or polish with sand, sandpaper, or some other abrasive: to sand the ends of a board. 2. to sprinkle with or as if with sand: to sand an icy road. 3. to fill up with sand, as a harbor.
4. to add sand to: The mischievous child sanded the sugar.
Pronunciation: (sand; Fr. sänd),[key] —n. George Pronunciation: (jôrj; Fr. zhôrzh)[key](Lucile Aurore Dupin Dudevant), 1804–76, French novelist.