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Meaning of DUNE

Pronunciation:  doon

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans

DUNE is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: sand dune
 See Also: ridge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dune\, n. [The same word as down: cf. D. duin. See {Down}
a bank of sand.]
A low hill of drifting sand usually formed on the coats, but
often carried far inland by the prevailing winds. [Written
also {dun}.]

      Three great rivers, the Rhine, the Meuse, and the
      Scheldt, had deposited their slime for ages among the
      dunes or sand banks heaved up by the ocean around their
      mouths.                                  --Motley.

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