HyperDic: dust

English > 7 senses of the word dust:
NOUNsubstancedustfine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air
substancedust, debris, junk, rubble, detritusthe remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
substancedustfree microscopic particles of solid material
VERBcontactdustremove the dust from
contactdustrub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape
contactdustcover with a light dusting of a substance
contactdust, scatter, sprinkle, dot, dispersedistribute loosely
dust > pronunciation
Soundsdah'st
Rhymesabolitionist ... zoologist: 193 rhymes with ahst...
English > dust: 7 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaningfine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air.
Example"the furniture was covered with dust"
Narrowerchalk dustdust resulting from writing with a piece of chalk
fallout, radioactive dustThe radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion
Broaderparticulate, particulate matterA small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)
Spanishpolvo
Catalanpols
Adjectivesdustycovered with a layer of dust
Verbsdustremove the dust from
English > dust: 7 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningThe remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up.
Synonymsdebris, junk, rubble, detritus
Narrowerslackdust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
Broaderrubbish, trash, scrapworthless material that is to be disposed of
Spanishbasura, cachureo, cascote, derribo, detrito, detritus, escombros, resto, restos, ruinas
Catalandesferra, detritus, enderroc, enderrocs, pols, runam, runa, terregall, terregam
Verbsdustrub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape
English > dust: 7 senses > noun 3, substance
MeaningFree microscopic particles of solid material.
Example"astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"
Narrowerinterplanetary dustMicroscopic particles in the interplanetary medium
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Spanishpolvo
Verbsdustdistribute loosely
dustcover with a light dusting of a substance
English > dust: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningRemove the dust from.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"dust the cabinets"
Entailsremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Broaderclean, make cleanmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
Spanishdesempolvar
Nounsdustfine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air
dustera piece of cloth used for dusting
English > dust: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningrub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey dust sugar over the cake
Example"The artist dusted the charcoal drawing down to a faint image"
Broadersmear, blur, smudge, smutchmake a smudge on
Spanishdifuminar
Catalandifuminar
Nounsdustthe remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
English > dust: 7 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningCover with a light dusting of a substance.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody with something; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey dust the cake with sugar
Example"dust the bread with flour"
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Nounsdustfree microscopic particles of solid material
English > dust: 7 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningDistribute loosely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsscatter, sprinkle, dot, disperse
Narroweraerosolize, aerosolisedisperse as an aerosol
bespangledot or sprinkle with sparkling or glittering objects
spatter, splatter, plash, splash, splosh, swashdash a liquid / liquid upon or against
sprayscatter in a mass or jet of droplets
sprayBe discharged in sprays / sprays of liquid / liquid
sprinkle, splash, sploshCause (a liquid / liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
Broaderdischargepour forth or release
Spanishdispersar, esparcir, rociar, salpicar
Catalandispersar, escampar, escatxicar, espargir, esquitxar, ruixar
Nounsdustfree microscopic particles of solid material

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