Synonyms for (noun) dust

Synonyms: dust

Definition: fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air

Usage: the furniture was covered with dust

Similar words: particulate, particulate matter

Definition: 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)


Synonyms: dust

Definition: free microscopic particles of solid material

Usage: astronomers say that the empty space between planets actually contains measurable amounts of dust

Similar words: material, stuff

Definition: the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

Usage: coal is a hard black material; wheat is the stuff they use to make bread


Synonyms: rubble, dust, detritus, debris, junk

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

Similar words: trash, scrap, rubbish

Definition: worthless material that is to be disposed of

Synonyms for (verb) dust

Synonyms: dust

Definition: remove the dust from

Usage: dust the cabinets

Similar words: clean, make clean

Definition: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

Usage: Clean the stove!; The dentist cleaned my teeth


Synonyms: dust

Definition: rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape

Usage: The artist dusted the charcoal drawing down to a faint image

Similar words: blur, smear, smudge, smutch

Definition: make a smudge on; soil by smudging


Synonyms: dot, dust, disperse, sprinkle, scatter

Definition: distribute loosely

Usage: He scattered gun powder under the wagon

Similar words: discharge

Definition: pour forth or release

Usage: discharge liquids


Synonyms: dust

Definition: cover with a light dusting of a substance

Usage: dust the bread with flour

Similar words: cover

Definition: provide with a covering or cause to be covered

Usage: cover her face with a handkerchief; cover the child with a blanket; cover the grave with flowers