"dust" Definition

  1. n. 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.
  2. n. A single particle of earth or other matter.
  3. n. The earth, as the resting place of the dead.
  4. n. The earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body.
  5. n. Figuratively, a worthless thing.
  6. n. Figuratively, a low or mean condition.
  7. n. Gold dust
  8. n. Coined money; cash.
  9. v. t. To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor.
  10. v. t. To sprinkle with dust.
  11. v. t. To reduce to a fine powder; to levigate.

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Words that start with "dust": 12
Words that end with "dust": 7
Words that contain "dust": 28
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English Dictionary Definition of dust

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