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Meaning of DUNG

Pronunciation:  dung

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  fecal matter of animals
  2. [v]  defecate, used of an animal
  3. [v]  fertilize or dress with dung; "you must dung the land"

DUNG is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: droppings, muck
 See Also: BM, buffalo chip, ca-ca, chip, cow chip, cow dung, cow pie, crap, defecate, dejection, faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, feed, fertilise, fertilize, make, ordure, pigeon droppings, shit, stool, take a crap, take a shit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dung\, n. [AS. dung; akin to G. dung, d["u]nger, OHG.
    tunga, Sw. dynga; cf. Icel. dyngja heap, Dan. dynge, MHG.
    tunc underground dwelling place, orig., covered with dung.
    Cf. {Dingy}.]
    The excrement of an animal. --Bacon.
  2. \Dung\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dunged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To manure with dung. --Dryden.
    2. (Calico Print.) To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath
       of hot water containing cow dung; -- done to remove the
       superfluous mordant.
  3. \Dung\, v. i.
    To void excrement. --Swift.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Used as manure (Luke 13:8); collected outside the city walls (Neh. 2:13). Of sacrifices, burned outside the camp (Ex. 29:14; Lev. 4:11; 8:17; Num. 19:5). To be "cast out as dung," a figurative expression (1 Kings 14:10; 2 Kings 9:37; Jer. 8:2; Ps. 18:42), meaning to be rejected as unprofitable.

(2.) Used as fuel, a substitute for firewood, which was with difficulty procured in Syria, Arabia, and Egypt (Ezek. 4:12-15), where cows' and camels' dung is used to the present day for this purpose.

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 Related Terms: ammonia, BM, bowel movement, buffalo chips, ca-ca, castor-bean meal, commercial fertilizer, compost, coprolite, coprolith, cow, cow chips, cow flops, cow pats, crap, defecation, dingleberry, dressing, droppings, enrichener, excrement, feces, feculence, fertilizer, guano, jakes, manure, movement, muck, night soil, nitrate, nitrogen, ordure, organic fertilizer, phosphate, sewage, sewerage, shit, stool, superphosphate, turd