Associations to the word «Dust»


DUST, noun. (uncountable) Fine, dry particles of matter found in the air and covering the surface of objects, typically consisting of soil lifted up by the wind, pollen, hair, etc.
DUST, noun. (countable) The act of cleaning by dusting.
DUST, noun. (obsolete) A single particle of earth or other material.
DUST, noun. The earth, as the resting place of the dead.
DUST, noun. The earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body.
DUST, noun. (figurative) Something worthless.
DUST, noun. (figurative) A low or mean condition.
DUST, noun. (slang) (dated) cash; money (in reference to gold dust).
DUST, noun. (mathematics) A totally disconnected set of points with a fractal structure.
DUST, verb. (transitive) To remove dust from.
DUST, verb. (intransitive) To remove dust; to clean by removing dust.
DUST, verb. (intransitive) Of a bird, to cover itself in sand or dry, dusty earth.
DUST, verb. (transitive) To spray or cover something with fine powder or liquid.
DUST, verb. (chiefly US slang) To leave; to rush off.
DUST, verb. To reduce to a fine powder; to levigate.
DUST BIN, noun. (British) Alternative spelling of dustbin
DUST BINS, noun. Plural of dust bin
DUST BOWL, proper noun. A geographical region of the American Midwest, extending into Canada, that experienced severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage in the 1930s.
DUST BOWL, proper noun. The period of time in which these storms took place.
DUST BUNNIES, noun. Plural of dust bunny
DUST BUNNY, noun. (idiomatic) A small clump of dust, fluff, hair, particles of skin, etc. that tends to accumulate indoors in areas that are not regularly dusted, such as under heavy furniture.
DUST BUSTER, noun. A hand-held vacuum cleaner
DUST BUSTERS, noun. Plural of dust buster
DUST CART, noun. Alternative form of dustcart
DUST CLOTH, noun. Alternative form of dustcloth
DUST COVER, noun. Alternative form of dustcover.
DUST COVERS, noun. Plural of dust cover
DUST DEVIL, noun. A small atmospheric vortex appearing in clear, dry conditions, made visible by swirling dust picked up from the ground.
DUST DEVILS, noun. Plural of dust devil
DUST JACKET, noun. The detachable paper cover of a book; used to protect the binding, and to provide blurb.
DUST JACKETS, noun. Plural of dust jacket
DUST MASK, noun. A protective mask which covers the mouth and nose of the wearer, worn when in a dusty atmosphere, or when doing work which creates dust.
DUST MASKS, noun. Plural of dust mask
DUST MICE, noun. Plural of dust mouse
DUST MITE, noun. A microscopically small mite, of the Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, or Dermatophagoides farinae species.
DUST MOUSE, noun. (idiomatic) A dust bunny.
DUST OFF, verb. To remove dust from something.
DUST OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To use something after a long time without it.
DUST OFF A BATTER, verb. (idiomatic) (baseball) for a pitcher to throw a pitch at or near the batter, typically to frighten the batter or to have him stand farther away from home plate.
DUST STORM, noun. Alternative spelling of duststorm
DUST STORMS, noun. Plural of dust storm
DUST UP, verb. (transitive) to dust, to clean by dusting
DUST UP, verb. (intransitive) to attack or renounce

Dictionary definition

DUST, noun. Fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air; "the furniture was covered with dust".
DUST, noun. The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up.
DUST, noun. Free microscopic particles of solid material; "astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust".
DUST, verb. Remove the dust from; "dust the cabinets".
DUST, verb. 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".
DUST, verb. Cover with a light dusting of a substance; "dust the bread with flour".
DUST, verb. Distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon".

Wise words

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