Sable : nm The word "sand" has several meanings:
1. Set of small separate mineral grains (quartz) covering the ground; mineral: A powdery, siliceous sedimentary rock of detrital origin.
Grain of sand. Fine, very fine sand (silt); coarse sand, coarse sand (gravel).
Shell sand (falun); micaceous sand.
Yellow, red, white, gray sand.
Beach, sandy shore (beach; arena; sandy).
Sand dune. The sand of the desert.
Sandbanks in a river.
Quicksand, which the winds move; special wet sand which sinks under a weight and can engulf people who step on it.
Wind, sandstorm, which lifts and transports the sand.
Plants, with animals which live in the sand (ammophile, lugworm).
The sands: silted up place; especially: sand desert.
Handful of sand. Sandpile. Sandboxes in the public gardens.
Phrase: Building on the sand. Built with lime and sand.
Grain of sand: action, tiny event which stops, hinders a process.
Familiar slang (perhaps from the failed boat): Being on the sand: finding yourself without money, ruined; be out of work.
Familiar: The sandman has passed, the children are sleepy (their eyes sting).
2. Invariable adjective: Very light gray beige. Sand boots.