Definition for DUST

DUST, n. [Sax. dust, dyst; Scot. dust; Teut. doest, duyst, dust, fine flour.]

  1. Fine dry particles of earth or other matter, so attentuated 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 xxxix.
  3. Earth; unorganized earthy matter. Dust thou art, and to dust shalt thou return. – Gen. iii.
  4. The grave. For now shall I sleep in the dust. – Job vii.
  5. A low condition. God raiseth the poor out of the dust. – 1 Sam. ii.

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