Dust

  • 1 Dust — (d[u^]st), n. [AS. dust; cf. LG. dust, D. duist meal dust, OD. doest, donst, and G. dunst vapor, OHG. tunist, dunist, a blowing, wind, Icel. dust dust, Dan. dyst mill dust; perh. akin to L. fumus smoke, E. fume. [root]71.] 1. Fine, dry particles… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 dust — [dust] n. [ME < OE, akin to MLowG: for IE base see DUN1] 1. powdery earth or other matter in bits fine enough to be easily suspended in air 2. a cloud of such matter 3. confusion; turmoil 4. a) earth, esp. as the place of burial …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 dust — ► NOUN 1) fine, dry powder consisting of tiny particles of earth or waste matter. 2) any material in the form of tiny particles: coal dust. 3) an act of dusting. ► VERB 1) remove dust from the surface of. 2) cover lightly with a powdered… …

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  • 4 dust|y — «DUHS tee», adjective, dust|i|er, dust|i|est. 1. covered with dust; filled with dust: »He found some dusty old books in the attic. 2. like dust; dry and powdery: »dusty ch …

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  • 5 Dust — (d[u^]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dusted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dusting}.] 1. To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor. [1913 Webster] 2. To sprinkle with dust. [1913 Webster] 3. To reduce to a fine… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Dust — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dust Álbum de Screaming Trees Publicación 1996 Grabación 1996 …

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  • 7 dust|er — «DUHS tuhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that dusts. 2. a cloth, brush, or the like, used to get dust off things. 3. an apparatus for sifting or blowing dry poisons on plants to kill insects. 4. a contrivance for removing dust by sifting; sieve. 5 …

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  • 8 dust-up — dust ups N COUNT A dust up is a quarrel that often involves some fighting. [INFORMAL] He s now facing suspension after a dust up with the referee. Syn: scrap …

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  • 9 dust — [n] tiny particles in the air ashes, cinders, dirt, dust bunnies*, earth, filth, flakes, fragments, gilings, granules, grime, grit, ground, lint, loess, powder, refuse, sand, smut, soil, soot; concept 437 dust [v] sprinkle tiny particles… …

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  • 10 dust-up — [dust′up΄] n. Slang a commotion, quarrel, or fight * * * …

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  • 11 dust — is used as a simile for annihilation (2 Kgs. 13:7). In the NT dust on the head was a sign of repentance (Rev. 18:19) but when shaken off the feet it was either a warning of judgement [[➝ Judgement]] to come (perhaps Matt. 10:14) or a gesture of… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 12 Dust — 〈[dʌ̣st] m.; Gen.: od. s; Pl.: unz.〉 besonders fein gesiebte Teemischung [Etym.: <engl. dust, eigtl. »Staub«] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 13 Dust — [dʌst] der; [s] <aus engl. dust »Staub«>: a) (veraltet) Staub, Kehricht; b) feinste Teeaussiebung …

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  • 14 dust-up — [dust′up΄] n. Slang a commotion, quarrel, or fight …

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  • 15 dust|i|ly — «DUHS tuh lee», adverb. 1. in a dusty manner. 2. with dust …

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  • 16 Dust — (niederd.), Staub …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 17 Dust — Dụst 〈m. 1; unz.; nddt.〉 Dunst, Staub [→ Dunst] * * * Dụst, der; [e]s [niederd. Form von ↑Dunst] (nordd.): Dunst, Staub: endlich verzieht sich der D.; ∙ Erfahrungswesen! Schaum und D. (Goethe, Faust II, 6758) …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 18 dust — (dust) fine, dry particles of earth or any other substance small enough to be blown by the wind. See also coniosis and pneumoconiosis …

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  • 19 Dust — Dust,der:1.⇨Dunst(1)–2.⇨Staub(1) …

    Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • 20 dust-up — [ˈdʌst ʌp] n BrE informal a fight …

    Dictionary of contemporary English