Synonyms of dust


1. dust, particulate, particulate matter

usage: fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air; "the furniture was covered with dust"

2. debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus, rubbish, trash, scrap

usage: the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

3. dust, material, stuff

usage: free microscopic particles of solid material; "astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"


1. dust, clean, make clean

usage: remove the dust from; "dust the cabinets"

2. dust, smear, blur, smudge, smutch

usage: 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"

3. dust, cover

usage: cover with a light dusting of a substance; "dust the bread with flour"

4. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse, discharge

usage: distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

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Definition and meaning of dust (Dictionary)