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Dune is sometimes a misspelling of done.

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Definition of the noun dune

What does dune mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dunes

  1. a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans
    • examples: We walked on the dune. | From the tall dune I could see over the whole island. | From the high dune, I could see the whole island. | From the high dune, I had a view of the whole island. | I found her footprints in the sand of the dune.
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of dune: sand dune
    • more generic word: ridge = a long narrow natural elevation or striation
    • more specific term: seif dune = a long and tall sand dune with a sharp crest

Alternative definition of the noun dune


  1. [geomorphology] A ridge or hill of sand piled up by the wind.


"Dune" is a 1984 American science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. The film stars Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides and includes an ensemble of well-known American and European actors in supporting roles. It was filmed at the Churubusco Studios in Mexico City and included a soundtrack by the band Toto. The plot concerns a young man foretold as the "Kwisatz Haderach" who will lead the native Fremen of the titular desert planet to victory over the malevolent House Harkonnen.

Phrases with Dune

Phrases starting with the word Dune:

  1. Dune Coon
  2. Dune Lark
  3. Dune Broom
  4. dune buggy
  5. Dune Holly
  6. Dune Willow
  7. dune cycling
  8. Dune Ragwort
  9. Dune Larkspur
  10. Dune Primrose
  11. Dune Scurfpea
  12. Dune Tetramolopium
  13. Dune Unicorn Plant

Phrases ending with the word Dune:

  1. sand dune
  2. seif dune

Other phrases containing the word Dune:

  1. Flat Dune Sedge
  2. Eureka Dune Grass
  3. Sand Dune Thistle
  4. camphor dune tansy
  5. Cape Dune Mole-Rat

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Google previewDeserts and arid lands (2012)

by F. El-Baz

A linear dune is a sandy edifice, narrowly elongate at the base, placed in a rectilinear direction, and sinuousin detail (Fig. 7).

Google previewDune and Philosophy (2011)

Weirding Way of the Mentat by Jeffery Nicholas

Frank Herbert's Dune is the biggest-selling science fiction story of all time; the original book and its numerous sequels have transported millions of readers into the alternate reality of the Duniverse.

Google previewThe Little Book of Perfumes (2011)

The Hundred Classics by Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez

Dune is a strong contender for...

Google previewMaster the Officer Candidate Tests (2013)

by Peterson's

Drift is a snow hill or ridge formed by the wind; dune is a sand hill or ridge formed by the wind. The correct answer is (E). The moon revolves around the earth; the earth revolves around the sun. The correct answer is (E). A necklace is an ...

Google previewDune: The Butlerian Jihad (2010)

by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson

Dune is the planetchild of the worm. —from “The Legend of Selim Wormrider,” Zensunni Fire Poetry For an entire day and deep into the night, the monstrous sandworm raced across the desert, forced beyond its normal territorial range. As the ...

Google previewPhenomenology and Aesthetics (2012)

Approaches to Comparative Literature and the Other Arts by M. Kronegger

Edmond Dune is a special case in Luxembourg literature.

Google previewDating - Philosophy for Everyone (2011)

Flirting With Big Ideas by Kristie Miller, Marlene Clark

TINASHE DUNE is a higher degree research student and a postgraduate teaching fellowin the facultyofhealth sciences at the University of Sydney, Australia. After being awardedaBAin psychologyfromCarleton University, Tinashe moved ...

Google previewThe Sahara Desert (2001)

The Biggest Desert by Aileen Weintraub

A sand dune is a mountain of sand. Some dunes can be as high as 600 feet (1 83 m). These dunes are found in huge areas of shifting sand called ergs. Regs are another type of landform found in the desert. Regs are broad plains covered ...

Google previewSustainability (2010)

Building Eco-friendly Communities by Anne E. Maczulak

A sand dune is a fragile ecosystem because it contains few species that must depend on each other for energy and other services, especially compared with a forest ecosystem, which is complex and contains many species. People affect ...

Google previewCoastal Environments (2013)

An Introduction to the Physical, Ecological, and Cultural Systems of Coastlines by R. W.G. Carter

The constant, temporally asymmetric sediment exchange between beach and dune is an important natural process for maintaining both morphological stability and ecological diversity. It should not be artificially disturbed. In addition to ...

Google previewDune (40th Anniversary Edition) (2005)

by Frank Herbert

Dune is a modernday conglomeration of familiar myths, a tale in which great sandworms guard a precious treasure of melange, the geriatric spice that represents, among other things, the finite resource of oil. The planet Arrakis features ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages (2006)

Dune also contains a number of other languages, described but not detailed, that relate to diplomatic intrigue, such as Atreidean hand signals and a language of humming employed by some members of the House of Corrino that allows them ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Coastal Science (2006)

by Maurice Schwartz

The cliff section shows two Pleistocene dune calcarenite formations capped by calcretes and paleosols, surmounted by...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (2017)

by Michael A. Mares

Dune buggies, like most off-road vehicles, have come under increasing regulation in recent years.-Thomas E. Lacher, Jr. See also ARABIAN GULF, DESERTS OF; CALIFORNIA DESERT, COLLUVIAL ...

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Quotes about Dune

Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase.... The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive. (Frank Herbert)
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Scrabble value of D2U1N1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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