Definitions for dustdʌst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dustdʌst(n.)

  1. earth or other matter in fine dry particles.

  2. a cloud of finely powdered earth or other matter in the air.

  3. any finely powdered substance, as sawdust.

  4. the ground; the earth's surface.

  5. the substance to which something, as the dead human body, is ultimately reduced by disintegration or decay.

  6. Brit. ashes, refuse, etc.

    Category: British

  7. a low or humble condition.

  8. anything worthless.

  9. disturbance; turmoil.

  10. the mortal body of a human being.

  11. a single particle or grain.

  12. Archaic. money; cash.

  13. (v.t.)to wipe the dust from.

  14. to sprinkle with a powder or dust:

    to dust crops with insecticide.

  15. to strew or sprinkle (a powder, dust, or other fine particles).

  16. to soil with dust; make dusty.

  17. (v.i.)to wipe dust from furniture, woodwork, etc.

  18. to become dusty.

  19. to apply dust or powder to a plant, one's body, etc.

  20. dust off, to prepare to use again, esp. after inactivity or storage.

    Category: Idiom

Idioms for dust:

  1. bite the dust, to die. to suffer defeat. to become ruined or unusable.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of dust:

bef. 900; ME; OE dūst

dust′less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dust(noun)

    fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air

    "the furniture was covered with dust"

  2. debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus(noun)

    the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

  3. dust(verb)

    free microscopic particles of solid material

    "astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"

  4. dust(verb)

    remove the dust from

    "dust the cabinets"

  5. dust(verb)

    rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape

    "The artist dusted the charcoal drawing down to a faint image"

  6. dust(verb)

    cover with a light dusting of a substance

    "dust the bread with flour"

  7. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse(verb)

    distribute loosely

    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dust(noun)ʌst

    a powder-like form of dirt on surfaces

    The whole house was covered in dust.

  2. dust(verb)ʌst

    to wipe dust away

    I hate to dust.; to dust the furniture

Wiktionary

  1. dust(Noun)

    Fine, dry particles of matter found in the air and covering the surface of objects, typically consisting of soil lifted up by the wind, pollen, hair, etc.

  2. dust(Noun)

    The act of cleaning by dusting.

  3. dust(Noun)

    A totally disconnected set of points with a fractal structure.

  4. dust(Verb)

    to remove dust from

    The cleaning lady needs a stool to dust the cupboard.

  5. dust(Verb)

    to remove dust; to clean by removing dust

    Dusting always makes me cough.

  6. dust(Verb)

    Of a bird, to cover itself in sand or dry, dusty earth

  7. dust(Verb)

    to spray or cover something with fine powder or liquid

    The mother dusted her baby's bum with talcum powder.

  8. Origin: dust, from dust

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dust(noun)

    fine, dry particles of earth or other matter, so comminuted that they may be raised and wafted by the wind; that which is crumbled too minute portions; fine powder; as, clouds of dust; bone dust

  2. Dust(noun)

    a single particle of earth or other matter

  3. Dust(noun)

    the earth, as the resting place of the dead

  4. Dust(noun)

    the earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body

  5. Dust(noun)

    figuratively, a worthless thing

  6. Dust(noun)

    figuratively, a low or mean condition

  7. Dust(noun)

    gold dust

  8. Dust(noun)

    coined money; cash

  9. Dust(verb)

    to free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor

  10. Dust(verb)

    to sprinkle with dust

  11. Dust(verb)

    to reduce to a fine powder; to levigate

Freebase

  1. Dust

    Dust consists of particles in the atmosphere that come from various sources such as soil dust lifted by weather, volcanic eruptions, and pollution. Dust in homes, offices, and other human environments contains small amounts of plant pollen, human and animal hairs, textile fibers, paper fibers, minerals from outdoor soil, human skin cells, burnt meteorite particles and many other materials which may be found in the local environment.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Dust

    Earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. DUST

    Mud with the juice squeezed out.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dust' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3784

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dust' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3163

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dust' in Nouns Frequency: #1516


Translations for dust

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dust(noun)

fine grains of earth, sand etc

The furniture was covered in dust.

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