What does dusty mean?

Definitions for dusty
ˈdʌs tidusty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dusty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dusty, dust-covered(adj)

    covered with a layer of dust

    "a dusty pile of books"

  2. cold, stale, dusty, moth-eaten(adj)

    lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new

    "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news"


  1. dusty(Adjective)

    Covered with dust.

  2. dusty(Adjective)

    powdery and resembling dust

  3. dusty(Adjective)

    gray/grey in parts

  4. Origin: Derived from dusty, from the tendency of persons engaged in the milling of flour to become covered with flour dust.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dusty

    filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; clouded with dust; as, a dusty table; also, reducing to dust

  2. Dusty

    like dust; of the color of dust; as a dusty white

  3. Origin: [AS. dystig. See Dust.]


  1. Dusty

    Dusty is the second album of singer Dusty Springfield to be released in the USA. It was issued on the Philips Records label in 1964 and includes Springfield's hit singles "All Cried Out", "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" and the double A-side "Guess Who?"/"Live It Up".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dusty in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dusty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    The power of young Joy, like that of young Love, does not travel far on the dusty road of life in general.

  2. Rupert Goold:

    We believe that the work we present must be alive and resonant, as far away as possible from being dusty cultural heritage.

  3. Frank Gehrke:

    We'd be flying along at 10,000 feet, where there should be an abundant snowpack this time of year, and it's dry, dusty ground.

  4. James Joseph Sylvester:

    The mathematician lives long and lives young; the wings of his soul do not early drop off, nor do its pores become clogged with the earthy particles blown from the dusty highways of vulgar life.

  5. T. E. Lawrence:

    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.

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