AskDefine | Define sands

Dictionary Definition

sands n : the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean [syn: littoral, litoral, littoral zone]

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Pronunciation

Noun

sands
  1. Plural of sand
  2. sand grains, especially in reference to the contents of an hourglass, from which
  3. a unit of time.
    The sands of a lifetime are rapidly running out.
  4. a desert
    We were lost in the sands of Arabia.

Derived terms

Verb

sands
  1. third person singular of sand

Extensive Definition

Sands has several uses:

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Buildings

People

Characters

  • Sheldon Jeffrey Sands, a fictional character from the movie Once Upon a Time in Mexico, portrayed by Johnny Depp
  • Max Sands, a racist biker in the HBO drama Oz
sands in Polish: Piaski
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