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Dune meaning

dune - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A low hill of drifting sand usually formed on the coats, but often carried far inland by the prevailing winds.
  2. 2. A heap of drifted sand piled up on the seashore by the wind.
  3. 3. Low sand- hill on the coast.

dune - examples of usage

  1. One day in exploring the river bank above the rapids in search of a drift, I walked along the edge of the water immediately at the foot of a steep sand- dune about fifteen feet in height. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. " They were blest beyond compare, When they held their trysting there, Among thae greenest hills shone on by the sun; And then they wan a rest, The lownest and the best, I' Traquair kirkyard when a' was dune. - "In the Border Country", W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett.
  3. " Shame on you, John, to make a fule o' an auld dune body, but ye'll no come round me with yir flattery. - "Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush", Ian Maclaren.
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