|1.||[ noun ] (geology) fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air|
"the furniture was covered with dust"
|Related terms:||soil particulate fallout chalk_dust|
|2.||[ noun ] the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up|
|Synonyms:||debris junk rubble detritus|
|Related terms:||rubbish slack trash|
|3.||[ verb ] remove the dust from, as of furniture|
|Related terms:||clean remove|
|4.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||smear debris|
|5.||[ verb ] distribute loosely|
|Synonyms:||sprinkle disperse scatter dot|
"He scattered gun powder under the wagon."
|Related terms:||discharge spray sprinkle aerosolize spray spatter bespangle scatter|
|6.||[ verb ] cover with a light dusting of a substance|
"dust the bread with flour"
|7.||[ noun ] free microscopic particles of solid material|
"astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust"
|Related terms:||material interplanetary_dust scatter|