Definitions of rust

  1. To contract rust; to degenerate in idleness.
  2. To affect, or become affected with rust.
  3. To impair by inaction.
  4. To cause to contract rust; to corrode with rust; to affect with rust of any kind.
  5. To impair by time and inactivity.
  6. To cause to contract rust.
  7. To make rusty: to impair by time and inactivity.
  8. To contract rust; to be or become oxidized.
  9. To be affected with the parasitic fungus called rust; also, to acquire a rusty appearance, as plants.
  10. To degenerate in idleness; to become dull or impaired by inaction.
  11. To form rust.
  12. To become rusty: to become dull by inaction.
  13. To cause to contract rust See Russet.
  14. To gather extraneous matter; to become rusty; to lose ability or power by want of use; to degenerate in idleness.
  15. the formation of reddish- brown ferric oxides on iron by low- temperature oxidation in the presence of water
  16. a reddish- brown discoloration of leaves and stems caused by a rust fungus
  17. a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture
  18. The reddish yellow coating formed on iron when exposed to moist air, consisting of ferric oxide or hydroxide; hence, by extension, any metallic film of corrosion.
  19. A minute mold or fungus forming reddish or rusty spots on the leaves and stems of cereal and other grasses ( Trichobasis Rubigo- vera), now usually believed to be a form or condition of the corn mildew ( Puccinia graminis). As rust, it has solitary reddish spores; as corn mildew, the spores are double and blackish.
  20. That which resembles rust in appearance or effects.
  21. A composition used in making a rust joint. See Rust joint, below.
  22. Foul matter arising from degeneration; as, rust on salted meat.
  23. Corrosive or injurious accretion or influence.
  24. A composition used in making a rust joint. See joint, below.
  25. The reddish matter formed by oxidation on iron and steel; a similar formation occurring on other metals; mildew on wheat, corn, etc.
  26. Rustiness.
  27. The reddish- brown coating on iron exposed to moisture: anything resembling rust: a disease of cereals and grasses, showing itself in brown or orange spots on the leaves, caused by small fungi.
  28. Coating formed on metals exposed to air and moisture; anything like rust.
  29. To make, or become, rusty.
  30. A reddish coating, as that caused on iron by oxidation.
  31. Any of the destructive fungi that grow on wheat, oats, barley, etc., or the diseased condition so caused.
  32. The red incrustation on iron, caused by its oxigenation under exposure to air and moisture; anything like rust; a disease on grasses, including cereals, due to fungi, and consisting of brown orange- coloured spots; any foul matter contracted; foul extraneous matter.
  33. The coating formed on most metals when exposed to the air or moisture; the reddish matter formed on iron or steel; loss of power or ability by inactivity or want of use; foul or extraneous matter; a disease in grain.
  34. A destructive parasite whose mycelium lives in the intercellular spaces of higher plants, as wheat rust.
  35. Rustily.
  36. Rusty.