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1. dust

noun. ['ˈdʌst'] fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air.

Synonyms

  • particulate
  • radioactive dust
  • fallout
  • particulate matter

Antonyms

  • gather
  • convict
  • invest
  • mobilize

Etymology

  • dust (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dust (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Dust

  • ustrust
  • clevetrust
  • antitrust
  • nonplussed
  • mistrust
  • distrust
  • unadjust
  • readjust
  • incrust
  • entrust
  • encrust
  • disgust
  • discussed
  • combust
  • unjust
  • robust
  • trust
  • thrust
  • prust
  • crust
  • brust
  • blust
  • adjust
  • yust
  • rust
  • must
  • lust
  • knust
  • just
  • hust

How do you pronounce dust?

Pronounce dust as dəst.

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Example sentences of the word dust


1. Verb, base form
Wipe any dirt or dust off your shoes with a damp rag.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Verify there is no debris or other dust in the way.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Use your regular rolling pin, but dust the pin and work surface with powdered sugar instead of flour.

Quotes containing the word dust


1. Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Pablo Picasso

2. All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.
- J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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

2. dust-covered

adjective. covered with a layer of dust.

Synonyms

  • dusty

Antonyms

  • original
  • disseminate

3. dust

noun. ['ˈdʌst'] the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up.

Synonyms

  • slack
  • scrap
  • rubbish
  • trash
  • rubble
  • junk
  • detritus

Antonyms

  • understate
  • stay in place
  • untwine
  • concentration

Etymology

  • dust (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dust (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. dust

verb. ['ˈdʌst'] remove the dust from.

Synonyms

  • withdraw
  • remove
  • make clean
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • increase
  • strengthen
  • tightness
  • dehydrate

Etymology

  • dust (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dust (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. dust

verb. ['ˈdʌst'] rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape.

Synonyms

  • smudge
  • blur
  • smutch

Antonyms

  • diligent
  • stiffen
  • running
  • flatter

Etymology

  • dust (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dust (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. dust

verb. ['ˈdʌst'] cover with a light dusting of a substance.

Antonyms

  • unfair

Etymology

  • dust (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dust (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. dust

noun. ['ˈdʌst'] free microscopic particles of solid material.

Synonyms

  • interplanetary dust
  • material

Antonyms

  • enlist
  • fill
  • charge

Etymology

  • dust (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dust (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. dust

verb. ['ˈdʌst'] distribute loosely.

Synonyms

  • splatter
  • bespangle
  • splash
  • spray
  • dot
  • aerosolise
  • discharge
  • spatter
  • splosh
  • sprinkle
  • swash
  • plash
  • disperse
  • scatter

Antonyms

  • untidy
  • dirtiness
  • septic
  • contaminate

Etymology

  • dust (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dust (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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