Webster 1913 Edition
dust; cf. LG.
duistmeal dust, OD.
donst, and G.
dunist, a blowing, wind, Icel.
dystmill dust; perh. akin to L.
Fine, dry particles of earth or other matter, so comminuted that they may be raised and wafted by the wind; that which is crumbled to minute portions; fine powder;
as, clouds of
Dustthou art, and unto
dustshalt thou return.
Gen. iii. 19.
Stop! – for thy tread is on an empire’s
A single particle of earth or other matter.
[R.]“To touch a dust of England's ground.”
The earth, as the resting place of the dead.
For now shall sleep in the
Job vii. 21.
The earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body.
And you may carve a shrine about my
Figuratively, a worthless thing.
And by the merit of vile gold, dross,
Figuratively, a low or mean condition.
[God] raiseth up the poor out of the
1 Sam. ii. 8.
Gold dust; hence: (
Coined money; cash.
Down with the dust,
deposit the cash; pay down the money.
[Slang]“My lord, quoth the king, presently deposit your hundred pounds in gold, or else no going hence all the days of your life. . . . The Abbot down with his dust, and glad he escaped so, returned to Reading.”
a fungous plant (–
Ustilago Carbo); – called also
fine particles of gold, such as are obtained in placer mining; – often used as money, being transferred by weight.–
In dust and ashes.
To bite the dust.
To raise dust, or
To kick up dust,
to make a commotion.
To throw dust in one's eyes,
to mislead; to deceive.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from;
dusta table or a floor
To sprinkle with dust.
To reduce to a fine powder; to levigate.
To dyst one's jacket,
to give one a flogging.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Fine dry particles of earth or other matter, so attenuated that it may be raised and wafted by the wind; powder; as clouds of dust and seas of blood.
2.Fine dry particles of earth; fine earth.
The peacock warmeth her eggs in the dust. Job 34.
3.Earth; unorganized earthy matter.
Dust thou art, and to dust shalt thou return. Genesis 3.
For now shall I sleep in the dust. Job 7.
5.A low condition.
God raiseth the poor out of the dust. 1 Samuel 2.
1.To free from dust; to brush, wipe or sweep away dust; as, to dust a table or a floor.
2.To sprinkle with dust.