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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

We have soon to have everywhere smoke annihilators, dust absorbers, ozonizers, sterilizers of water, air, food and clothing, and accident preventers on streets, elevated roads and in subways. It will become next to impossible to contract disease germs or get hurt in the city, and country folk will got to town to rest and get well.
Nikola Tesla

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Berthold Auerbach

Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
Benjamin Franklin

You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I'll rise.
Maya Angelou
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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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