English version

dune

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography, Nature, Geology
dunedune /djuːn $ duːn/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SGDNa hill made of sand near the sea or in the desert syn sand dune
Examples from the Corpus
dune• The house stood on a ridge of ancient dune, far from the front beach in a neighborhood of tiny old bungalows.• The only hazard they are likely to encounter is a sand dune.• Participants will also visit the adjacent Oceano sand dunes wilderness area.• Parts of the fairway had reverted to sand dune.• Ruth went down, then climbed up again into the dunes, wondering how she was going to find Adam.• I lay there feeling my stomach sinking slowly.into the sand on the top of the dune.• Jen and I climbed back to the top of the dune and sat down to-gether.• Once past the chalets Gazzer took what he thought was a short cut through the dunes.
DuneDune 🔊 🔊 a popular science fiction novel by the US writer Frank Herbert. It is the first in a series of books about a planet called Dune and the lives of the people who fight for control of the planet's most valuable natural resource (=something useful such as oil or coal that exists in a place and can be used to increase its wealth), spice. Several million copies of the book have been sold and it has also been made into a film.
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