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Definition of Dust


  1. Fine, dry particles of earth or other matter, so comminuted that they may be raised and wafted by the wind; that which is crumbled too minute portions; fine powder; as, clouds of dust; bone dust.
  2. A single particle of earth or other matter.
  3. The earth, as the resting place of the dead.
  4. The earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body.
  5. Figuratively, a worthless thing.
  6. Figuratively, a low or mean condition.
  7. Gold dust
  8. Coined money; cash.
  9. To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor.
  10. To sprinkle with dust.
  11. To reduce to a fine powder; to levigate.

Dust Quotations

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - Pablo Picasso
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
Jesse Owens

I am a survivor and not a victim. Life isn't perfect. When you get a knock, you have to get up, dust yourself down and get on with it.
Patsy Kensit

I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.
George C. Wallace

You either make dust or eat dust.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Dust Translations

dust in Dutch is stof
dust in German is staub, abstauben, Staub
dust in Hungarian is por, steksz
dust in Italian is polvere
dust in Latin is pulvis
dust in Spanish is polvo, tamo
dust in Swedish is stoft, damm
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