"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.

Dictionary Stats for "dust"

Position in dictionary: 30876 of 111710 words.
Word Types: n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., v. t., v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with dust: 12
Words that end with dust: 7
Words that contain dust: 28
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Definition of dust

See all english dictionary definitions, the word type, and other useful information for the word "dust". The definition of the word "dust" is pulled from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. The meaning of this word, and other stats related to "dust", including the position in the dictionary, the number of words that contain, start and end with, and stats related to this word are also extracted from this dictionary version.