Sand vs Beef - What's the difference?

sand | beef |

As verbs the difference between sand and beef

is that sand is while beef is to complain.

As a noun beef is

(uncountable) the meat from a cow, bull or other bovines.

As an adjective beef is

being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.



(wikipedia sand)


  • (label) Rock that is ground more finely than gravel, but is not as fine as silt (more formally, see ), forming beaches and deserts and also used in construction.
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=For a spell we done pretty well. Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand .}}
  • A beach or other expanse of sand.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1892, author=(James Yoxall)
  • , chapter=7, title= The Lonely Pyramid , passage=It was the Lost Oasis, the Oasis of the vision in the sand . […] Deep-hidden in the hollow, beneath the cliffs, it lay; and round it the happy verdure spread for many a rood. […] Yes, the quest was ended, the Lost Oasis was the Found!}}
  • Personal courage (used before or around 1920s).
  • * {{quote-book, year=1979, title=Bendigo Shafter, first=Louis, last=L'Amour
  • , authorlink=Louis L'Amour, isbn=9780553123548, ol=24369989M , passage=There was youngsters all around him, and he stood there lookin’ at me and never turned a hair. He had sand , that Morrell.}}
  • A particle from 62.5 microns to 2 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.
  • A light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
  • A single grain of sand.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (label) A moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life (referring to the sand in an hourglass).
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • The sands are numbered that make up my life.

    Derived terms

    * built on sand * bury one's head in the sand * Great Sandy Desert * kick sand in somebody's face * pound sand * oil sand * quicksand * sandbag * sandbank * sandbar * sand bath * sandblast * sand-blind * sandbox * sandbox tree * sandboy * sandbur * sand-cast * sand casting * sandcastle * sand crack * sand dab * sand dollar * sand dune * sand eel * sander * sanderling * sand flea * sandfly * sand fly * sandfly fever * sandglass * sandgroper * sandgrouse * sand hill * sandhill crane * sandhog * sand hopper * sandiness * sand iron * sand lance * sand leek * sand lily * sand lizard * sandman * sand martin * sand painting * sandpaper * sand pear * sandpiper * sandpit * sand shark * sand shoe * sandshoe * sandsoap * sandspit * sandstorm * sand table * sand trap * sand verbena * sand viper * sand wedge * sandworm * sandwort * sandy * sand yacht * sandyacht * tar sand

    See also

    (Other terms) * arena * arenicolous * psammite * sabulous * shar-pei * tombolo


    (en adjective)
  • Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To abrade the surface of (something) with sand or sandpaper in order to smooth or clean it.
  • To cover with sand.
  • See also



    * * 1000 English basic words ----



    (wikipedia beef)


  • (uncountable) The meat from a cow, bull or other bovines.
  • I love eating beef .
  • # The edible portions of a cow (including those which are not meat).
  • lean finely textured beef
  • boneless lean beef trimmings
  • (uncountable) Bovine animals.
  • *
  • A single bovine (cow or bull) being raised for its meat.
  • Do you want to raise beeves ?
  • a grudge (+ with )
  • He has a beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
    He has beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
  • (slang, uncountable) muscle, size, strength
  • Put some beef into it! We've got to get the car over the bump.
    We've got to get some beef into the enforcement provisions of that law.
  • (slang, uncountable) essence, content
  • The beef of his paper was a long rant about government.


    * (meat of a cow)


    * (meat of a cow) veal

    Derived terms

    * beefcake * beef jerky * beef on weck * beefsteak * beef stew * lean finely textured beef * boneless lean beef trimmings * beefy * bully beef * corned beef * where's the beef?

    See also

    * beefwood


    (en verb)
  • To complain.
  • *
  • To add weight or strength to, usually as beef up.
  • Since you stopped running, you are really beefing out.
  • (slang) To fart.
  • Ugh, who just beefed in here?
  • (slang) To feud.
  • Those two are beefing right now - best you stay out of it for now.
  • (intransitive, chiefly, Yorkshire) To cry
  • David was beefing last night after Ruth told him off

    Derived terms

    * beef up * beef out


  • Being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.
  • We bought three beef calves this morning.
  • Producing]] or known for raising lots of [[#Noun, beef.
  • beef farms
    beef country
  • Consisting]] of or containing [[#Noun, beef as an ingredient.
  • beef stew