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Bible Usage:

  • dust used 108 times.


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Storms of sand and dust sometimes overtake Eastern travellers. They are very dreadful, many perishing under them. Jehovah threatens to bring on the land of Israel, as a punishment for forsaking him, a rain of "powder and dust" (Deuteronomy 28:24).

To cast dust on the head was a sign of mourning (Joshua 7:6); and to sit in dust, of extreme affliction (Isaiah 47:1). "Dust" is used to denote the grave (Job 7:21). "To shake off the dust from one's feet" against another is to renounce all future intercourse with him (Matthew 10:14; Acts 13:51). To "lick the dust" is a sign of abject submission (Psalms 72:9); and to throw dust at one is a sign of abhorrence (2 Samuel 16:13; comp. Acts 22:23).

Naves Topical Index

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DUST, noun

1. Fine dry particles of earth or other matter, so attenuated 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 34:15.

3. Earth; unorganized earthy matter.

DUST thou art, and to dust shalt thou return. Genesis 3:14.

4. The grave.

For now shall I sleep in the dust Job 7:5.

5. A low condition.

God raiseth the poor out of the dust 1 Samuel 2:8.

DUST, verb transitive

1. To free from dust; to brush, wipe or sweep away dust; as, to dust a table or a floor.

2. To sprinkle with dust

3. To levigate.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DUST-BRUSH, noun A brush for cleaning rooms and furniture.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DUSTER, noun An utensil to clear from dust; also, a sieve.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DUSTINESS, noun The state of being dusty.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DUST-MAN, noun One whose employment is to carry away dirt and filth.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DUSTY, adjective

1. Filled, covered or sprinkled with dust; clouded with dust.

2. Like dust; of the color of dust; as a dusty white; a dusty red.