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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

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

Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
John Webster

His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.
Ernest Hemingway

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
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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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