Ketchup vs Sand - What's the difference?

ketchup | sand |

As a noun ketchup

is .

As a verb sand is



Alternative forms

* catsup * catchup (obsolete)


  • (uncountable) A tomato-vinegar based sauce.
  • # and garlic.
  • (countable) Such a sauce more generally (not necessarily based on tomatoes), or a specific brand or kind of such sauce – see usage notes below.
  • fish ketchup'''; fruit '''ketchup'''; mushroom '''ketchup

    Usage notes

    The term is now used almost exclusively to refer to tomato ketchup. However, at one time it was a more general term for sauce, and it is still occasionally used in this way, as with grape ketchup and mushroom ketchup. The spelling ketchup' became significantly preferred in the United States due to the popularity of (Heinz Tomato Ketchup), which used this spelling since shortly after its introduction in 1876 (after earlier using catsup) to distinguish itself from competitors. Other major brands, such as Hunt, subsequently followed, with Del Monte only switching to '''ketchup in 1988.Is There a Difference Between Ketchup and Catsup?”, ''Slate, Aisha Harris, April 22, 2013


  • To cover with ketchup.
  • * 1867 , John Maddison Morton, Aunt Charlotte's maid: a farce in one act
  • It strikes me she's "ketchupped " the lot! I won't touch a morsel!
  • * 1973 , Horizon (page 15)
  • "Well," said Chuck, ketchupping his hamburger, "I'd rather do without King Lear than put up with the human agony it sprang out of. I'd rather not have the Eroica than have the big bloody conqueror it tries to immortalize."
  • * 2009 , David Silverman, Twinkle (page 4)
  • Their fellow diners, like their ketchupped grub, were appropriately dashed and splattered with paint and plaster, reading their Suns and Daily Mirror.


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    (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



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