ETYM AS. dust; cf. LG. dust, Dutch duist meal dust, OD. doest, donst, and German dunst vapor, Old High Germ. tunist, dunist, a blowing, wind, Icel. dust dust, Dan. dyst mill dust; perh. akin to Latin fumus smoke, Eng. fume.
1. Fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air.
2. Free microscopic particles of solid material.
1. To cover with a light dusting of a substance.
2. To remove the dust from, as of furniture.
3. To rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape.