Noun: dust dúst
Verb: dust dúst
- Fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air
"the furniture was covered with dust"
- The remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
- debris, junk, rubble, detritus
- Free microscopic particles of solid material
"astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"
- Remove the dust from
"dust the cabinets"
- Rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape
"The artist dusted the charcoal drawing down to a faint image"
- Cover with a light dusting of a substance
"dust the bread with flour"
- Distribute loosely
"He dusted gun powder under the wagon";
- scatter, sprinkle, dot, disperse
Derived forms: dusts, dusting, dusted
Type of: blur, clean, cover, discharge, junk, make clean, material, particulate, particulate matter, rubbish, scrap, smear, smudge, smutch, stuff, trash
Encyclopedia: Dust, Sweat and Gunpowder