Sand

Sand is a mixture of very small pieces of different rocks or minerals. It is the same minerals from which those pieces are broken, such as granite and feldspar. Sand is gritty to touch. It is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. Sand is also formed various rocks by weathering and erosion. Erosion breaks large boulders into smaller rocks. They get smaller and smaller until they reach the beach or a low lying area as sand.

Sand grains are between the size of gravel grains (which is from 2 mm to 64 mm) and the size of silt (which is around 0.0625 mm to 0.004 mm). Most sand is found on beaches, and in deserts. The most common sands are made of silica (silicon dioxide, or SiO2). Calcium carbonate is the second more common.

Sand dunes are made when wind or a river pulls sand into a mountain-like shape. They can be found in deserts, but sometimes high up on beaches too.

Sand is crucial in the process of mixing concrete. It can also be used to make sand castles. Sand is sometimes in households for aesthetic purposes.

Examples of Sand

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Sand
Ænglisc: Sand
العربية: رمل
aragonés: Arena
armãneashti: Arinâ
asturianu: Sable (material)
Aymar aru: Aqu
azərbaycanca: Qum (torpaq)
Bahasa Banjar: Karangan
башҡортса: Ҡом
беларуская: Пясок
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Пясок
български: Пясък
Boarisch: Sond
bosanski: Pijesak
brezhoneg: Traezh
català: Sorra
Чӑвашла: Хăйăр
chiShona: Jecha
Cymraeg: Tywod
dansk: Sand
Deutsch: Sand
Diné bizaad: Séí
eesti: Liiv
Ελληνικά: Άμμος
English: Sand
español: Arena
Esperanto: Sablo
estremeñu: Arena
euskara: Harea
فارسی: ماسه
français: Sable
Gaeilge: Gaineamh
Gàidhlig: Gainmheach
galego: Area
한국어: 모래
հայերեն: Ավազ
हिन्दी: बालू
hrvatski: Pijesak
Bahasa Indonesia: Pasir
interlingua: Sablo
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᓯᐅᕋᖅ
íslenska: Sandur
italiano: Sabbia
עברית: חול
Basa Jawa: Wedhi
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಮರಳು
ქართული: ქვიშა
қазақша: Құм
Kiswahili: Mchanga
Kreyòl ayisyen: Sab
Кыргызча: Кум
Latina: Harena
latviešu: Smiltis
Lëtzebuergesch: Sand
lietuvių: Smėlis
Limburgs: Zandj
lingála: Zɛ́lɔ
magyar: Homok
македонски: Песок
മലയാളം: മണൽ
मराठी: वाळू
Bahasa Melayu: Pasir
မြန်မာဘာသာ: သဲ
Nāhuatl: Xālli
Nederlands: Zand
नेपाली: बालुवा
नेपाल भाषा: फि
日本語:
norsk nynorsk: Sand
Nouormand: Sablloun
occitan: Arena
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਰੇਤ
پنجابی: ریت
polski: Piasek
português: Areia
română: Nisip
Runa Simi: Aqu
русский: Песок
саха тыла: Кумах
Scots: Saund
sicilianu: Rina
سنڌي: واري
slovenčina: Piesok
slovenščina: Pesek
Soomaaliga: Ciid
српски / srpski: Песак
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Pijesak
Basa Sunda: Keusik
suomi: Hiekka
svenska: Sand
Tagalog: Buhangin
தமிழ்: மணல்
tarandíne: Réne
తెలుగు: ఇసుక
ไทย: ทราย
тоҷикӣ: Рег
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᎾᏳ
ತುಳು: ಪೊಯ್ಯೆ
Türkçe: Kum
українська: Пісок
اردو: ریت
Tiếng Việt: Cát
walon: Såvlon
West-Vlams: Zand
Winaray: Baras
粵語:
Zazaki: Qum
žemaitėška: Smėltės
中文:
Lingua Franca Nova: Arena