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Synonyms for dust

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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:

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

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How to use dust in a sentence?

  1. David Reichmuth:

    When you think about particulate matter, you might first think about dust, but we're talking about particles that are much smaller, it gets deep into your lungs and bloodstream. It literally shortens people's lives.

  2. Khawaja Ghar:

    Sometimes I can see the dust kicking into the air as rockets are fired towards Kabul. Who fires them and at what, I don't know.

  3. Jesse Walaschek:

    We felt the loudest boom that you could possibly feel. I looked in my rear view mirror and it was just a dust cloud, had we walked out of that gym 15 seconds later, I would've been getting my kids in the car when it went off. I probably wouldn't be here, my kids wouldn't be here.

  4. Scott Sheppard:

    In the Solar System's youth, the Sun was surrounded by a rotating disk of gas and dust from which the planets were born. It is believed that a similar gas-and-dust disk surrounded Saturn during its formation, the fact that these newly discovered moons were able to continue orbiting Saturn after their parent moons broke apart indicates that these collisions occurred after the planet formation process was mostly complete and the disks were no longer a factor.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The only way to GO GREEN is to keep mind dust and dirt clean.

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