Pronunciation: dŭst
n.1.Fine, dry particles of earth or other matter, so comminuted that they may be raised and wafted by the wind; that which is crumbled to minute portions; fine powder; as, clouds of dust; bone dust.
Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
- Gen. iii. 19.
Stop! - for thy tread is on an empire's dust.
- Byron.
2.A single particle of earth or other matter.
3.The earth, as the resting place of the dead.
For now shall sleep in the dust.
- Job vii. 21.
4.The earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body.
And you may carve a shrine about my dust.
- Tennyson.
5.Figuratively, a worthless thing.
And by the merit of vile gold, dross, dust.
- Shak.
6.Figuratively, a low or mean condition.
[God] raiseth up the poor out of the dust.
- 1 Sam. ii. 8.
7.Gold dust
Down with the dust
deposit the cash; pay down the money.
Dust brand
(Bot.) a fungous plant (Ustilago Carbo); - called also smut.
- Fuller.
Gold dust
fine particles of gold, such as are obtained in placer mining; - often used as money, being transferred by weight.
In dust and ashes
See under Ashes.
To bite the dust
See under Bite, v. t.
To raise dust
to make a commotion.
To throw dust in one's eyes
to mislead; to deceive.
v. t.1.To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor.
[imp. & p. p. Dusted; p. pr. & vb. n. Dusting.]
2.To sprinkle with dust.
3.To reduce to a fine powder; to levigate.
To dyst one's jacket
to give one a flogging.
Noun1.dust - fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air; "the furniture was covered with dust"
2.Dustdust - the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
Synonyms: debris, detritus, junk, rubble
3.dust - free microscopic particles of solid material; "astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"
Verb1.dust - remove the dust from; "dust the cabinets"
2.dust - 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"
3.dust - cover with a light dusting of a substance; "dust the bread with flour"
4.dust - distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
To see dust in your dream, suggest that aspects of yourself have been ignored or neglected. To dream that you are covered in dust, signifies that the failure of others will adversely affect you. To dream that you are dusting, symbolizes that you are clearing out all your past mistakes and starting fresh on a new slate.acres, air, air pollution, alluvion, alluvium, altercation, arable land, ashes, attritus, bamboozle, barrel, beat, beeline, begrime, bemire, bemud, besmoke, besprinkle, bickering, biscuit, bleach, body, bone, bones, bowdlerize, bran, bread, bubble, cadaver, carcass, carrion, chaff, chicane, chip, clamjamfry, clay, clean, clean out, clean up, cleanse, clear out, clobber, clod, cobweb, collateral, cork, corpse, corpus delicti, cosmic dust, cracker, crowbait, crumb, crumble, crust, culm, dead body, dead man, dead person, deadwood, debris, decedent, delouse, depurate, deterge, dirt, dirty, dirty up, dishwater, dispute, dot, down, draff, dredge, dregs, drub, dry bones, dry land, dry-clean, dust ball, dust off, dustup, earth, efflorescence, embalmed corpse, ether, expurgate, fairy, falling-out, fallout, farina, feather, filings, flimflam, flit, flour, flue, fluff, fly, foam, food for worms, fool, fracas, freehold, freshen, froth, fuzz, garbage, gash, glebe, gossamer, grassland, grime, grits, groats, ground, gull, hassle, hasten, hoax, hogwash, hoodwink, hotfoot, husks, hustle, junk, kittens, lambaste, land, landholdings, larrup, late lamented, leavings, lees, lick, lint, lithosphere, litter, lumber, lustrate, marginal land, marl, meal, mire, mold, mortal remains, mote, muck, muck up, mud, muddy, mummification, mummy, offal, offscourings, organic remains, orts, overwhelm, parchment, parings, pepper, potsherds, powder, powdering, purge, purify, pussies, raff, rags, raspings, real estate, real property, reform, refuse, region, regolith, relics, reliquiae, remains, riffraff, row, rubbish, rubble, run, run-in, sawdust, scavenge, scourings, scrap, scrap iron, scraps, scum, shards, shavings, shellac, shoddy, skeleton, slack, slag, slime, slop, slops, smoke, smut, sod, soil, soot, spatter, speck, speckle, speed, splatter, sponge, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, spruce, spume, steam-clean, stick, stiff, straw, stubble, stud, subaerial deposit, subsoil, sweep out, sweepings, sweeten, swill, tares, tenement of clay, terra, terra firma, terrain, territory, the country, the dead, the deceased, the defunct, the departed, the loved one, thistledown, thrash, tidy, topsoil, trash, trick, truck, wastage, waste, waste matter, wastepaper, weeds, whiten, wipe, wipe off, wipe out, wipe up, woodland
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Dusicyon cancrivorus
dusky salamander
dusky shark
dusky-footed woodrat
-- Dust --
dust bag
dust bowl
Dust brand
dust cloud
dust coat
dust contamination
dust cover
dust devil
dust jacket
dust mop
dust sheet
dust storm
dust wrapper
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