noun Date: 1609 a sedimentary rock consisting of usually quartz sand united by some cement (as silica or calcium carbonate)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sandstone — is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand size mineral or rock grains. Most sandstone is composed of quartz and/or feldspar because these are the most common minerals in the Earth s crust. Like sand, sandstone may be any color, but the most… …   Wikipedia

  • Sandstone — Sand stone , n. A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand. [1913 Webster] Note: Different names are applied to the various kinds of sandstone according to their composition; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sandstone — bezeichnet: Operation Sandstone, die dritte Serie US amerikanischer Kernwaffentests Sandstone (Minnesota), eine Stadt im Bundesstaat Minnesota in den Vereinigten Staaten Sandstone (Western Australia), eine Stadt im australischen Bundesstaat… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sandstone — Sandstone, MN U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 1549 Housing Units (2000): 634 Land area (2000): 5.296212 sq. miles (13.717125 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.139947 sq. miles (0.362461 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.436159 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • sandstone — (n.) 1660s, from SAND (Cf. sand) (n.) + STONE (Cf. stone) (n.). So called from its composition …   Etymology dictionary

  • sandstone — ► NOUN ▪ sedimentary rock consisting of sand or quartz grains cemented together, typically red, yellow, or brown in colour …   English terms dictionary

  • sandstone — [sand′stōn΄] n. a common bedded sedimentary rock much used for building, composed largely of sand grains, mainly quartz, held together by silica, lime, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sandstone — (Roget s IV) n. Varieties of sandstone include: arkrose, freestone, brownstone, flagstone, bluestone, grit, novaculite, Triassic brownstone, Berea sandstone, Medina sandstone, Potsdam quartzite, Old Red Sandstone, New Red Sandstone; see also… …   English dictionary for students

  • sandstone — [[t]sæ̱ndstoʊn[/t]] sandstones N MASS Sandstone is a type of rock which contains a lot of sand. It is often used for building houses and walls. ...the reddish sandstone walls. ...sandstone cliffs …   English dictionary

  • sandstone — /sand stohn /, n. a common sedimentary rock consisting of sand, usually quartz, cemented together by various substances, as silica, calcium carbonate, iron oxide, or clay. [1660 70; SAND + STONE] * * * Sedimentary rock formed from sand sized… …   Universalium

  • sandstone —    A sedimentary rock formed by the compacting of grit or sand with a high silica content bound in a natural cement the silica itself. Many sandstones are soft and easily eroded, but some are quite hard and durable. Sandstone is generally more… …   Glossary of Art Terms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”