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Bible Usage:

  • sand used 28 times.


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
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  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAND, noun

1. Any mass or collection of fine particles of stone, particularly of fine particles of silicious stone, but not strictly reduced to powder or dust.

That finer matter called sand is no other than very small pebbles.

2. Sands, in the plural, tracts of land consisting of sand like the deserts of Arabia and Africa; as the Lybian sands.

SAND, verb transitive

1. To sprinkle with sand It is customary among the common people in America, to sand their floors with white sand

2. To drive upon the sand

Naves Topical Index

See Shoe

Smith's Bible Dictionary

was the article ordinarily used by the Hebrews for protecting the feet. It consisted simply of a sole attached to the foot by thongs. We have express notice of the thong (Authorized Version "shoe latchet") in several passages, notably (Genesis 14:23; Isaiah 5:27; Mark 1:7) Sandals were worn by all classes of society in Palestine, even by the very poor; and both the sandal and the thong or shoe-latchet were so cheap and common that they passed into a proverb for the most insignificant thing. (Genesis 14:23) Ecclus. 46;13, They were dispensed with in-doors, and were only put on by persons about to undertake some business away from their homes. During mealtimes the feet were uncovered. (Luke 7:38; John 13:5,6) It was a mark of reverence to cast off the shoes in approaching a place or person of eminent sanctity. (Exodus 3:5; Joshua 5:15) It was also an indication of violent emotion, or of mourning, if a person appeared barefoot in public. (2 Samuel 15:30) To carry or to unloose a person's sandal was a menial office, betokening great inferiority on the part of the person performing it. (Matthew 3:11)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAN'DAL, noun [Latin sandalium; Gr.]

1. A kind of shoe, consisting of a sole fastened to the foot. The Greek and Roman ladies wore sandals made of a rich stuff, ornamented with gold or silver.

2. A shoe or slipper worn by the pope and other Romish prelates when they officiate. A like sandal is worn by several congregations of monks.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Mentioned only in Mark 6:9 and Acts 12:8. The sandal was simply a sole, made of wood or palm-bark, fastened to the foot by leathern straps. Sandals were also made of seal-skin (Ezekiel 16:10; lit. tahash, "leather;" A.V., "badger's skin;" R.V., "sealskin," or marg., "porpoise-skin"). (See SHOE.)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary



SAN'DARACH, noun [Latin sandaraca.]

1. A resin in white tears, more transparent than those of mastic; obtained from the juniper tree, in which it occupies the place between the bark and the wood. It is used in powder to prevent ink from sinking or spreading. This is the substance denoted by the Arabic word, and it is also called varnish. For distinction, this is called gum sandarac or sandaric.

The sandarach is obtained from the Thuya articulata, from the Juniperus cedrus.

2. A native fossil; also, a combination of arsenic and sulphur; orpiment.

SAND'-BAG, noun A bag filled with sand; used in fortification.

SAND'-BATH, noun A bath made by warm sand, with which something is enveloped.

SAND'-BLIND, adjective Having a defect of sight, by means of which small particles appear to fly before the eyes.

SAND'-BOX, noun

1. A box with a perforated top or cover, for sprinkling paper with sand.

2. A tree or plant of the genus Hura. It is said that the pericarp of the fruit will burst in the heat of the day with a loud report, and throw the seeds to a distance.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAND'ED, participle passive

1. Sprinkled with sand; as a sanded floor.

2. adjective Covered with sand; barren.

3. Marked with small spots; variegated with spots; speckled; of a sandy color, as a hound.

4. Short sighted.

SAND'-EEL, noun The ammodyte, a fish that resembles an eel. It seldom exceeds a foot in length; its head is compressed, the upper jaw larger than the under one, the body cylindrical, with scales hardly perceptible. There is one species only, a native of Europe. It coils with its head in the center, and penetrates into the sand; whence its name in Greek and English. It is a delicate food.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAND'ERLING, noun A bird of the plover kind.

SANDERS. [See Sandal.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAN'DERS, noun

A kind of wood which grows in the East Indies and on some of the isles of the Pacific. It is of three kinds, the white, the yellow, and the red. The tree which produces the two former is of the genus Santalum. It grows to the size of a walnut tree. Its wood has a bitter taste and an aromatic smell. The oriental nations burn it in their houses for the sake of its fragrant odor, and with the powder of it a paste is prepared, with which they anoint their bodies. The white and the yellow sandal-wood are different parts of the same tree; the white is the wood next to the bark; the yellow is the inner part of the tree. The red sandal-wood is obtained from a different tree, the Pierocarpus santolinus. It is of a dull red color, has little taste or smell, and is principally used as a coloring drug.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


SAND'INESS, noun [from sandy.]

1. The state of being sandy; as the sandiness of a road.

2. The state of being of a sandy color.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAND'ISH, adjective [from sand.] Approaching the nature of sand; loose; not compact.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


Glass-gall; a whitish salt which is cast up from the materials of glass in fusion, and floating on the top, is skimmed off. A similar substance is thrown out in eruptions of volcanoes. It is used by gilders of iron, and in the fusion of certain ores. It is said to be good for cleansing the skin, and taken internally, is detergent.

SAND'-FLOOD, noun A vast body of sand moving or borne along the deserts of Arabia.

SAND'-HEAT, noun The heat of warm sand in chimical operations.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAND'IX, noun A kind of minium or red lead, made of ceruse, but inferior to the true minium.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAND'PIPER, noun A bird of the genus Tringa.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAND'STONE, noun [sand and stone.] sandstone is, in most cases, composed chiefly of grains of quartz united by a cement, calcarious, marly, argillaceous, or even silicious. The texture of some kinds is loose, of others close; the fracture is granular or earthy.

Sandstones usually consist of the materials of older rocks, as granite, broken up and comminuted, and afterwards deposited again.

SAND'-WORT, noun A plant.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAND'Y, adjective

1. Abounding with sand; full of sand; covered or sprinkled with sand; as a sandy desert or plain; a sandy road or soil.

2. Consisting of sand; not firm or solid; as a sandy foundation.

3. Of the color of sand; of a yellowish red color; as sandy hair.