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Meaning & Definition of Dust in English

English

Dust

/dəst/

noun

1. Fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air

  • "The furniture was covered with dust"
    synonym:
  • dust

2. The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

    synonym:
  • debris
  • ,
  • dust
  • ,
  • junk
  • ,
  • rubble
  • ,
  • detritus

3. Free microscopic particles of solid material

  • "Astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"
    synonym:
  • dust

verb

1. Remove the dust from

  • "Dust the cabinets"
    synonym:
  • dust

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • dust

3. Cover with a light dusting of a substance

  • "Dust the bread with flour"
    synonym:
  • dust

4. Distribute loosely

  • "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
    synonym:
  • scatter
  • ,
  • sprinkle
  • ,
  • dot
  • ,
  • dust
  • ,
  • disperse

Examples of using

The furniture was covered in dust.
This dust is impossible to filter from the air.
Faint footprints in the dust lead off to the east.