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Definition of "sandy" []

  • Covered with, full of, or consisting of sand. (adjective)
  • Having characteristics similar to sand. (adjective)
  • Of the color of sand; light yellowish brown. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sandy" in a sentence
  • "Compton rode near the back of the leaders over the opening circuit and when Bruno-Roy touched down in sandy, loose dirt in the 120-degree corner at the bottom of the course, Compton seized the opportunity and jumped on the ensuing climb."
  • "Anyone who unduly trusts the solid look of the basalt cobbles and wishes to go elsewhere will immediately be mired in sandy excavations, amid the blank walls of apartment buildings, under windows drawn in chalk directly onto the plaster."
  • "However, some municipalities are putting in sandy beaches for swimmers."