American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hill or ridge of wind-blown sand.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mound, ridge, or hill of loose sand, heaped up by the wind on the sea-coast, or rarely on the shore of a large lake, as on Lake Superior. Hills of loose sand at a distance from the coast, or in the interior of a country, are sometimes called by French authors dunes; but this is not the usage in English. Also
- n. An ancient fort with a hemispherical or conical roof.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A low hill of drifting sand usually formed on the coats, but often carried far inland by the prevailing winds.
- n. a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans
- Cognate with Old and Modern French dune, Middle Dutch dūne, Dutch duin, compare English down. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from Middle Dutch dūne. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In effect, he cannot tell a sand dune from a sandworm.”
“Whether you want to ride the dunes in dune buggies or tear them up with an ATV, this park will accommodate your needs.”
“I saw them a couple weeks ago at CMJ, learned how to pronounce their name dune-yen, not dungeon, and found them strangely entertaining.”
“That tee, once 60 yards from the edge of the dune, is now just two yards from a 40-foot drop into the ocean.”
“This contact between the Kayenta Formation and Navajo Sandstone illustrates the local switch from a fluvial environment, periodically inundated with tongues of sand erg deposits, to a permanent onset of long term dune activity”
“11: 27 AM happyseaurchin said ... dune is astounding ...”
“Minister van Schalkwyk's commitment addresses the potential impact of two proposed projects on Pondoland, namely dune mining along the coast, and the construction of the N2 toll road," he said.”
“At the foot of the dune were the Shipwreck Tavern and other commercial buildings built of logs, or concrete cast and painted to resemble logs.”
“Lyle Compton had called the dune-dwellers a giddy bunch, and their chitchat about UFOs and horoscopes confirmed that opinion.”
“Now, any dictionary or Scotchman will tell you that a dune is a hill of loose sand.”
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