Definitions for dustdʌst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
earth or other matter in fine dry particles.
a cloud of finely powdered earth or other matter in the air.
any finely powdered substance, as sawdust.
the ground; the earth's surface.
the substance to which something, as the dead human body, is ultimately reduced by disintegration or decay.
Brit. ashes, refuse, etc.
a low or humble condition.
the mortal body of a human being.
a single particle or grain.
Archaic. money; cash.
(v.t.)to wipe the dust from.
to sprinkle with a powder or dust:
to dust crops with insecticide.
to strew or sprinkle (a powder, dust, or other fine particles).
to soil with dust; make dusty.
(v.i.)to wipe dust from furniture, woodwork, etc.
to become dusty.
to apply dust or powder to a plant, one's body, etc.
dust off, to prepare to use again, esp. after inactivity or storage.
Idioms for dust:
bite the dust, to die. to suffer defeat. to become ruined or unusable.
Origin of dust:
bef. 900; ME; OE dūst
fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air
"the furniture was covered with dust"
debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus(noun)
the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
free microscopic particles of solid material
"astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"
remove the dust from
"dust the cabinets"
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"
cover with a light dusting of a substance
"dust the bread with flour"
scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse(verb)
"He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a powder-like form of dirt on surfaces
The whole house was covered in dust.
to wipe dust away
I hate to dust.; to dust the furniture
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.
The act of cleaning by dusting.
A totally disconnected set of points with a fractal structure.
to remove dust from
The cleaning lady needs a stool to dust the cupboard.
to remove dust; to clean by removing dust
Dusting always makes me cough.
Of a bird, to cover itself in sand or dry, dusty earth
to spray or cover something with fine powder or liquid
The mother dusted her baby's bum with talcum powder.
Origin: dust, from dust
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
a single particle of earth or other matter
the earth, as the resting place of the dead
the earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body
figuratively, a worthless thing
figuratively, a low or mean condition
coined money; cash
to free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor
to sprinkle with dust
to reduce to a fine powder; to levigate
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
Earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Mud with the juice squeezed out.
Translations for dust
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
fine grains of earth, sand etc
The furniture was covered in dust.
- póPortuguese (BR)
- der StaubGerman
- گرد و غبارFarsi
- støv, pulverNorwegian
- گرد و غبارPersian
- ګرد او دوړىPashto
- damm, stoftSwedish
- 灰塵Chinese (Trad.)
- пил; порохUkrainian
- ریت ، غبارUrdu
- 灰尘Chinese (Simp.)
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