sand dune

sand dune
   see dune.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • sand dune — sand dunes N COUNT: usu pl A sand dune is a hill of sand near the sea or in a sand desert. Syn: dune …   English dictionary

  • sand-dune — sandˈ dune noun A ridge of loose sand drifted by the wind • • • Main Entry: ↑sand …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand dune — n a hill formed of sand in a desert or near the sea …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sand dune — sand ,dune noun count a hill of sand that is formed by the wind in a desert or near a beach …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sand dune — noun a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑dune • Hypernyms: ↑ridge • Hyponyms: ↑seif dune * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand dune — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sand dune : singular sand dune plural sand dunes a hill of sand that is formed by the wind in a desert or near a beach …   English dictionary

  • sand dune — Hill, mound, or ridge of windblown sand or other loose material such as clay particles. Dunes are commonly associated with desert regions and seacoasts, and there are large areas of dunes in nonglacial parts of Antarctica. * * * Introduction  any …   Universalium

  • sand dune — Synonyms and related words: anthill, barrow, brae, butte, down, drumlin, dune, fell, foothills, hill, hillock, hummock, knob, knoll, molehill, monticle, monticule, moor, mound, sand, sand pile, sandbar, swell …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sand dune — noun A large, semi permanent mound of windblown sand, held together by specialized plants, common along seashores and in deserts. Syn: dune …   Wiktionary

  • sand dune — /ˈsænd djun/ (say sand dyoohn) noun → dune …   Australian-English dictionary

  • sand dune — hill of drifted sand, mound of sand, small hill made of sand …   English contemporary dictionary

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