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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dust(noun)

    fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air

    "the furniture was covered with dust"

    detritus, rubble, debris, junk

  2. debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus(noun)

    the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

    detritus, rubble, debris, junk

  3. dust(verb)

    free microscopic particles of solid material

    "astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"

    detritus, rubble, debris, junk

  4. dust(verb)

    remove the dust from

    "dust the cabinets"

    scatter, sprinkle, dot, disperse

  5. dust(verb)

    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"

    scatter, sprinkle, dot, disperse

  6. dust(verb)

    cover with a light dusting of a substance

    "dust the bread with flour"

    scatter, sprinkle, dot, disperse

  7. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse(verb)

    distribute loosely

    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

    circularise, dissipate, spit, pass around, sprinkle, spread, dot, spread out, diffuse, broadcast, disseminate, constellate, sparge, propagate, scatter, pitter-patter, splosh, circularize, break up, patter, spatter, dispel, circulate, disperse, stud, splash, distribute, besprinkle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dust

    Body denotes the entire physical structure, considered as a whole, of man or animal; form looks upon it as a thing of shape and outline, perhaps of beauty; frame regards it as supported by its bony framework; system views it as an assemblage of many related and harmonious organs. Body, form, frame, and system may be either dead or living; clay and dust are sometimes so used in religious or poetic style, tho ordinarily these words are used only of the dead. Corpse and remains are used only of the dead. Corpse is the plain technical word for a dead body still retaining its unity; remains may be used after any lapse of time; the latter is also the more refined and less ghastly term; as, friends are invited to view the remains. Carcass applies only to the body of an animal, or of a human being regarded with contempt and loathing. Compare COMPANY.

    ashes, body, carcass, clay, corpse, form, frame, remains, system, trunk

    intellect, intelligence, mind, soul, spirit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dust(n)

    powder, detritus, stive (in flour mills)

    Associated words:
    pulverizable, pulverable, pulverulence, pulverize, pulverization

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dust":

    powder, dirt, dusty, speck, mah, ash, stardust, sandstorm, boot, smudge


  1. List of known nicknames for "DUST":

    DJ Dust

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How to use dust in a sentence?

  1. Tarren Bragdon:

    As the dust settles, we see the people who are being hurt the most are those whose health care was being provided by these artificially affordable plans, now, they will have to face the nightmare of HealthCare.gov or one of the crumbling state exchanges for a new plan for which premiums are averaging double-digit increases.

  2. Bahram Baloch:

    You can turn me into dust but you cannot suppress my voice of freedom.

  3. Theodore Roosevelt:

    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause who at best, knows the triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

  4. Julia Brody:

    One great way to reduce your own breast cancer risk is to stay physically active, in addition, women can minimize their exposures to a range of chemicals that are hormone disruptors or carcinogens by keeping house dust levels low and choosing products with safer ingredients.

  5. Richie Cunningham Jr.:

    The career of a working actor is essentially 95 percent rejection/failure, you audition over and over for different roles and land only some of them. You need to dust yourself off and get back on your feet daily. Being an entrepreneur has many of the same parallels. Success is always possible tomorrow.

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