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Meaning of DUST

Pronunciation:  dust

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air; "the furniture was covered with dust"
  2. [n]  free microscopic particles of solid material; "astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"
  3. [n]  the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
  4. [v]  remove the dust from, as of furniture
  5. [v]  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"
  6. [v]  distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon."
  7. [v]  cover with a light dusting of a substance; "dust the bread with flour"

DUST is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: debris, detritus, disperse, dot, junk, rubble, scatter, sprinkle
 See Also: aerosolise, aerosolize, bespangle, blur, chalk dust, clean, cover, dirt, discharge, fallout, interplanetary dust, make clean, material, plash, radioactive dust, remove, rubbish, smear, smudge, smutch, soil, spatter, splash, splatter, splosh, spray, stuff, swash, take, take away, trash, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dust\, n. [AS. dust; cf. LG. dust, D. duist meal dust, OD.
    doest, donst, and G. dunst vapor, OHG. tunist, dunist, a
    blowing, wind, Icel. dust dust, Dan. dyst mill dust; perh.
    akin to L. fumus smoke, E. fume. ?.]
    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 too minute portions; fine powder;
       as, clouds of dust; bone dust.
             Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
                                                   --Gen. iii.
             Stop! -- for thy tread is on an empire's dust.
    2. A single particle of earth or other matter. [R.] ``To
       touch a dust of England's ground.'' --Shak.
    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.
    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; hence: (Slang) Coined money; cash.
    {Down with the dust}, deposit the cash; pay down the money.
       [Slang] ``My lord, quoth the king, presently deposit your
       hundred pounds in gold, or else no going hence all the
       days of your life. . . . The Abbot down with his dust, and
       glad he escaped so, returned to Reading.'' --Fuller.
    {Dust brand} (Bot.), a fungous plant ({Ustilago Carbo}); --
       called also {smut}.
    {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.
    {raise, or kick up, dust}, to make a commotion. [Colloq.]
    {To throw dust in one's eyes}, to mislead; to deceive.
  2. \Dust\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dusted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust
       from; as, to dust a table or a floor.
    2. To sprinkle with dust.
    3. To reduce to a fine powder; to levigate. --Sprat.
    {To dyst one's jacket}, to give one a flogging. [Slang.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing dust in your dream, suggest that aspects of yourself have been ignored or neglected. Dreaming that you are covered in dust means that the failure of others will adversely effect you. Dreaming that you are dusting, symbolizes that you are clearing out all your past mistakes and starting fresh on a new slate.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Storms of sand and dust sometimes overtake Eastern travellers. They are very dreadful, many perishing under them. Jehovah threatens to bring on the land of Israel, as a punishment for forsaking him, a rain of "powder and dust" (Deut. 28:24).

To cast dust on the head was a sign of mourning (Josh. 7:6); and to sit in dust, of extreme affliction (Isa. 47:1). "Dust" is used to denote the grave (Job 7:21). "To shake off the dust from one's feet" against another is to renounce all future intercourse with him (Matt. 10:14; Acts 13:51). To "lick the dust" is a sign of abject submission (Ps. 72:9); and to throw dust at one is a sign of abhorrence (2 Sam. 16:13; comp. Acts 22:23).

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