Definitions of dust

  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.
  4. To brush away dust from; cover with powder; as, to dust a cake with sugar.
  5. To free from dust: to sprinkle with dust.
  6. To free from dust; sprinkle with dust; reduce to dust.
  7. remove the dust from, as of furniture
  8. 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"
  9. To brush, wipe, or sweep away dust; to sprinkle with dust; to beat. To bite the dust, to be thrown in a contest. To throw dust in one's eyes, to confuse and mislead.
  10. To free from dust; to sprinkle with flour or powder.
  11. fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air; " the furniture was covered with dust"
  12. free microscopic particles of solid material; " astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"
  13. remove the dust from; " dust the cabinets"
  14. 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.
  15. A single particle of earth or other matter.
  16. The earth, as the resting place of the dead.
  17. The earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body.
  18. Figuratively, a worthless thing.
  19. Coined money; cash.
  20. Fine dry particles of matter; a cloud or film of such fine particles; any fine powder; the particles into which a decaying body falls; pollen; a low condition.
  21. Fine particles of anything like smoke or vapor: powder: earth: the grave, where the body becomes dust: a mean condition.
  22. Very fine particles of any substance; earth.
  23. Any substance, as earth, reduced to powder.
  24. A dead body; remains; the grave.
  25. Ashes and household sweepings.
  26. Fine dry particles of earth or other matter that may be easily raised and wafted by the wind; a stirring as of dust with like effects; a disturbance; earth; unorganized earthy matter; the grave; a low condition; pollen.
  27. Gold dust
  28. Particles of matter so fine and dry that they may be raised and scattered by the wind; fine powder; earth; mortality; death; a low or mean condition.