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Definitions of dust

  1. To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To sprinkle with dust. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To reduce to a fine powder; to levigate. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To brush away dust from; cover with powder; as, to dust a cake with sugar. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To free from dust: to sprinkle with dust. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To free from dust; sprinkle with dust; reduce to dust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. remove the dust from, as of furniture Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To brush, wipe, or sweep away dust; to sprinkle with dust; to beat. To bite the dust, to be thrown in a contest. To throw dust in one's eyes, to confuse and mislead. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To free from dust; to sprinkle with flour or powder. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air; "the furniture was covered with dust" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. free microscopic particles of solid material; "astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. remove the dust from; "dust the cabinets" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A single particle of earth or other matter. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The earth, as the resting place of the dead. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Figuratively, a worthless thing. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Coined money; cash. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Fine dry particles of matter; a cloud or film of such fine particles; any fine powder; the particles into which a decaying body falls; pollen; a low condition. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Fine particles of anything like smoke or vapor: powder: earth: the grave, where the body becomes dust: a mean condition. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Very fine particles of any substance; earth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Any substance, as earth, reduced to powder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A dead body; remains; the grave. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Ashes and household sweepings. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Fine dry particles of earth or other matter that may be easily raised and wafted by the wind; a stirring as of dust with like effects; a disturbance; earth; unorganized earthy matter; the grave; a low condition; pollen. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Gold dust Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Particles of matter so fine and dry that they may be raised and scattered by the wind; fine powder; earth; mortality; death; a low or mean condition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for dust

  1. As they entered the main street, they saw a cloud of dust in front of them, and then an immense crowd of people. – A Peep Behind the Scenes by Mrs. O. F. Walton
  2. And Mr. Jeminy, watching the dust dancing in the sun, thought to himself: I should like to stay here; it is peaceful and friendly. – Autumn by Robert Nathan
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