What does rusty mean?

Definitions for rusty
ˈrʌs tirusty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rustyadjective

    covered with or consisting of rust

    "a rusty machine"; "rusty deposits"

  2. rust, rusty, rust-brownadjective

    of the brown color of rust

  3. out of practice(p), rustyadjective

    impaired in skill by neglect

  4. hoary, rustyadjective


    "hoary jokes"


  1. rustyadjective

    Affected by rust.

  2. rustyadjective

    Of the rust color, reddish or reddish-brown.

  3. rustyadjective

    Having red or reddish-brown hair.

  4. rustyadjective

    Lacking recent experience, out of practice, especially with respect to a skill or activity.

  5. rustyadjective

    discolored and rancid; reasty

    rusty bacon

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rusty

    covered or affected with rust; as, a rusty knife or sword; rusty wheat

    Etymology: [AS. rustig.]

  2. Rusty

    impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect

    Etymology: [AS. rustig.]

  3. Rusty

    discolored and rancid; reasty; as, rusty bacon

    Etymology: [AS. rustig.]

  4. Rusty

    surly; morose; crusty; sullen

    Etymology: [AS. rustig.]

  5. Rusty

    rust-colored; dark

    Etymology: [AS. rustig.]

  6. Rusty

    discolored; stained; not cleanly kept; filthy

    Etymology: [AS. rustig.]

  7. Rusty

    resembling, or covered with a substance resembling, rust; affected with rust; rubiginous

    Etymology: [AS. rustig.]


  1. Rusty

    Rusty is a Canadian alternative rock band formed in 1994 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The band earned a 1996 Juno Award nomination in the category Best Alternative Album for Fluke.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rusty in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rusty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of rusty in a Sentence

  1. Croatian Cilic:

    It's getting there, i didn't feel completely painless. Just I felt that it's a bit rusty still. Even on the serve I wasn't able to pop it, to hit it at a full speed.

  2. Rudyard Kipling:

    There rise her timeless capitals of empires daily born, whose plinths are laid at midnight and whose streets are packed at morn; and here come tired youths and maids that feign to love or sin in tones like rusty razor blades to tunes like smitten tin.

  3. Irish Proverb:

    May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.

  4. Rory McIlroy:

    I guess after coming off a three-week break, I felt, I wouldn't say rusty, but just not quite on top of my game yesterday, and then today I felt like I was trying to get something going and couldn't. Coming off three weeks off and playing in conditions like these, it sort of shows you where your game's at. I've just got to regroup and get ready for Miami next week.

  5. Allyson Felix:

    It was rusty, but kind of expected since I haven't raced in a long time.

Images & Illustrations of rusty

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. abrade
    • B. monish
    • C. descant
    • D. suffuse

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