Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Tasmanian fish, Uphritis urvillii. Also called the freshwater flathead.
  • Consisting of or containing sand; abounding in sand; covered or sprinkled with sand: as, a sandy desert or plain; a sandy road or soil.
  • Resembling sand; hence, unstable; shifting; not firm or solid.
  • Dry; arid; uninteresting.
  • Of the color of sand; of a yellowish-red color: as, sandy hair.
  • noun Same as sandy laverock (which see, under laverock).
  • noun A Scotsman, especially a Lowlander.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of, abounding with, or resembling, sand; full of sand; covered or sprinkled with sand.
  • adjective Of the color of sand; of a light yellowish red color.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Covered with sand.
  • adjective Sprinkled with sand.
  • adjective Like sand, especially in texture.
  • adjective Having the colour of sand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas
  • adjective of hair color; pale yellowish to yellowish brown

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sand +‎ -y

Examples

  • 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.

    Katie Compton commands in Covington

  • 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.

    Translated Texts

  • However, some municipalities are putting in sandy beaches for swimmers.

    Fishing

  • However, some municipalities are putting in sandy beaches for swimmers.

    Fishing

  • However, some municipalities are putting in sandy beaches for swimmers.

    Fishing

  • However, some municipalities are putting in sandy beaches for swimmers.

    Fishing

  • However, some municipalities are putting in sandy beaches for swimmers.

    Fishing

  • The next time I bought one from the gardening shop and it thrives just great in sandy ground!

    Bibimbap! « Were rabbits

  • Field boundaries scratched into the soil are an especially elusive nonnarrative way of remembering shared experience, and their impermanence and vulnerability to covert adjustment (especially in sandy soils) render them not only highly unstable as memories but also readily available as weapons of social exclusion in times of shortage or distress.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • Three hundred thousand corpses in sandy mass graves cry out that the war was just.

    Tragedy of Tony Blair

Comments

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  • "Sandy" always makes me think of John Travolta ("Grease") when he was young and frighteningly scrawny.

    February 9, 2008

  • The term colloquially appended to a golf score on a hole of par or better that was achieved by hitting out of a sandtrap around the green and involving one or zero putts. E.g., a 'sandy birdie'.

    May 9, 2008