Definitions for dust

Definitions for (noun) dust

Main entry: dust

Definition: fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air

Usage: the furniture was covered with dust

Main entry: dust

Definition: free microscopic particles of solid material

Usage: astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust

Main entry: rubble, dust, detritus, debris, junk

Definition: the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

Definitions for (verb) dust

Main entry: dust

Definition: remove the dust from

Usage: dust the cabinets

Main entry: dust

Definition: rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape

Usage: The artist dusted the charcoal drawing down to a faint image

Main entry: dot, dust, disperse, sprinkle, scatter

Definition: distribute loosely

Usage: He scattered gun powder under the wagon

Main entry: dust

Definition: cover with a light dusting of a substance

Usage: dust the bread with flour

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