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Definition of "dust" []

  • Fine, dry particles of matter. (noun)
  • A cloud of fine, dry particles. (noun)
  • Particles of matter regarded as the result of disintegration: fabric that had fallen to dust over the centuries. (noun)
  • Earth, especially when regarded as the substance of the grave: "ashes to ashes, dust to dust” ( Book of Common Prayer). (noun)
  • The surface of the ground. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dust" in a sentence
  • "Yea it is dust of the worst kind, caused from the mines of this ancient house of God, so that it pittieth his [1] servants to see her in the dust_."
  • "_Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust_, and the dread responsive rattle given back by the coffin lid."
  • "Most of the people there have walked hundreds of kilometers through a climate that takes the term "dust bowl" to the extreme."