Main definitions of sandy in English

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sandy1

adjective

  • 1Covered in or consisting mostly of sand.

    ‘pine woods and a fine sandy beach’
    • ‘The islands are ringed by sandy beaches and surrounded by shallow seas.’
    • ‘Some lawns are planted on shallow, sandy soil and are almost impossible to keep green during these hot August days.’
    • ‘At the bottom of the cliff was a sandy beach, waves thundering relentlessly onto the sand.’
    • ‘Golden sandy beaches, international restaurants, hip cafes and Greek hospitality inspire many European artists and writers to live here all year round.’
    • ‘If your soil is mostly sandy, the Nitrogen in the fertilizer should leach out fairly quickly with continued watering.’
    • ‘Soils in this classification include fine sands, loamy sands and fine sandy loams.’
    • ‘At Arillas, a resort with a sandy beach and watersports, the Christos Apartments offer spacious two-bedroom accommodation sleeping five.’
    • ‘The river flows out in a lagoon setting and joins the lake just outside a long extended finger of sand, right beside a beautiful sandy beach.’
    • ‘The country is blessed with hundreds of miles of sprawling sandy beaches, with fine white sand and clear blue water.’
    • ‘The area covers 1,200 hectares of land and consists of flat plains, foothills and a white sandy beach, sloping down towards a crystal blue sea.’
    • ‘He is using computer modeling and mapping to identify the locations of these sandy or shallow soils.’
    • ‘Lazy summer days are made to be spent on the gravel flats and sandy beaches along Northern California's Russian River.’
    • ‘There is also a pleasant resort at Tsilvi, which has a long sandy beach with shallow water, making it ideal for people with young families.’
    • ‘Next day the roads and hollows or low-lying places resembled closely the sandy, pebbly beach on the sea shore.’
    • ‘Coming back we crossed a vast expanse of low, sandy hummocks covered with sand verbena.’
    • ‘The memory of California is just getting back to me while I walk along the sandy beach, swishing the sand under my shoes.’
    • ‘It is mostly flat and sandy, with little fertile soil.’
    • ‘The Brazos also has many sand bars and sandy beaches that make for great picnic spots or swim areas.’
    • ‘Whilst the rugged northern coast absorbs a perennial battering from the sea, the southern shoreline is sheltered and calm, with sandy beaches and natural harbours.’
    • ‘Its fine sandy beach runs the length of its 40 km wingspan, and just under a million Germans holiday here every year, so why is it that we Brits haven't even heard of it?’
    sandy, grainy, granular, gravelly, pebbly, stony
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  • 2(especially of hair) light yellowish brown.

    • ‘His sandy brown hair was fixed with just the right amount of gel.’
    • ‘He was followed by another boy, with light, sandy hair and green eyes.’
    • ‘He seemed a few years older than Pavel, had light brown eyes and sandy golden hair, and his cheeks were flushed from the run in the cold air.’
    • ‘He looked up at me through a light curtain of sandy hair.’
    • ‘She had very long sandy brown hair that she wore in a French braid.’
    • ‘He was very short and he had a mouse-like appearance; small nose, small eyes, pale skin and an extremely light sandy hair.’
    • ‘One of them had golden blond hair and a football player's build, while the second had light, sandy brown hair and blue eyes.’
    • ‘He had light green eyes with sandy golden hair not unlike his own.’
    • ‘He was tall and gorgeous, with rumpled sandy brown hair and azure eyes that Audrey could tell broke the hearts of girls everywhere.’
    • ‘I couldn't tell how tall he was because he was sitting down but he had sandy brown hair and brown eyes.’
    • ‘Michelle was a slim girl with green eyes and sandy brown hair.’
    • ‘His once dirty blond hair had become a light, sandy brown and his scrawny build had been filled out with muscles.’
    • ‘A tall guy stood at the front door, his sandy brown hair shining in the light.’
    • ‘I have shoulder length sandy brown hair, blue eyes, am always smiling, and wear western and leather clothing.’
    • ‘At first, my attentions were placed on Kevin, who was cute with his sandy brown hair and light brown eyes.’
    • ‘Rough stubbles of wispy hair were developing on his dimpled chin and his rough curling sandy brown hair was unkempt and tousled wildly.’
    • ‘His sandy brown hair was tied back with a small black string.’
    • ‘His short, sandy brown hair was kind of messy and fell to just above his ears.’
    • ‘Chelsea quickly ran her fingers through her sandy brown hair and applied a fresh coat of mascara.’
    • ‘A guy with sandy brown hair was sitting on one of the seats, his foot tapping in an impatient rhythm.’
    friable, sandy, easily dug, workable
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Origin

Old English sandig (see sand, -y).

Pronunciation:

sandy

/ˈsandē/

Main definitions of sandy in English

: sandy1sandy2

sandy2

(also pecan sandy)

noun

  • A light, crumbly cookie, typically made with chopped pecans.

    • ‘Do you really know your pecan sandies from your chocolate-chip treats?’
    • ‘I plan to post them some Nilla Wafers and Pecan Sandies next time I go to visit my parents.’
    • ‘I put the coffeepot on, got some cookie dough from the freezer and in a little while there was steaming coffee and hot almond sandies.’
    • ‘I am always touched by the thoughtfulness of this lady, who sends homemade pecan sandies and chewy fruitcake cookies at Christmas, and gives us free rein of the prolific citrus trees in her backyard.’
    • ‘He came to me immediately, rode my shoulder into the house, glutted on his favorite delicacies: mainly nuts and sunflower seeds but also his very favorite cookies, Pecan Sandies.’
    • ‘I fantasized about thumbprint cookies, gooey with jam, and about silky buttery sandies melting in my mouth.’
    • ‘I've experimented with pecan sandies and chocolate wafers as the base and fresh fruit, pie filling and sweetened sour cream as toppings.’

Pronunciation:

sandy

/ˈsandē/

Main definitions of sandy in English

: sandy1sandy2

Sandy

proper noun

  • A city in north central Utah, south of Salt Lake City; population 96,660 (est. 2008)

Pronunciation:

Sandy

/ˈsandē/