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English

Etymology

From Old English dūst

Pronunciation

Noun

dust (uncountable)

  1. fine, dry particles of matter
  2. Completely decomposed human remains

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Verb

Infinitive
to dust

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to dust (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to remove dust from
    The cleaning lady needs a stool to dust the cupboard.
  2. (intransitive) to remove dust; to clean by removing dust
    Dusting always makes me cough.
  3. (intransitive) Of a bird, to cover itself in sand or dry, dusty earth
  4. (transitive) to spray or cover something with fine powder or liquid
    The mother dusted her baby's bum with talcum powder.

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Norwegian

Etymology

Back-formation of dustet, from Old Norse dust (dust particle)

Noun

dust m. (definite singular dusten; indefinite plural duster; definite plural dustene)

  1. dork, moron, tool

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Old English

Noun

dūst n

  1. dust

Old Norse

Noun

dust (n)

  1. dust particle

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