Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dust

3 senses of dust

Sense 1
dust -- (fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air; "the furniture was covered with dust")
       => particulate, particulate matter -- (a small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant))

Sense 2
debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus -- (the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up)
       => rubbish, trash, scrap -- (worthless material that is to be disposed of)

Sense 3
dust -- (free microscopic particles of solid material; "astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust")
       => material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dust

4 senses of dust

Sense 1
dust -- (remove the dust from; "dust the cabinets")
       => clean, make clean -- (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth")

Sense 2
dust -- (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")
       => smear, blur, smudge, smutch -- (make a smudge on; soil by smudging)

Sense 3
dust -- (cover with a light dusting of a substance; "dust the bread with flour")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 4
scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse -- (distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon")
       => discharge -- (pour forth or release; "discharge liquids")

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