Definition for dusting (2 of 2)
- ashes, refuse, etc.
- junk1(def 1).
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of dust
Related formsdust·less, adjectivere·dust, verb (used with object)un·dust·ed, adjectivewell-dust·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for dusting
The wounded warrior in front of me rode so well, and so fast, dusting me in the flats, that for a while I forgot he was a veteran.At the Wounded Warrior 100K, How George W. Bush Really Rolls|Mark McKinnon|May 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“We are dusting ourselves off and looking at how we can correct our mistakes,” said Collegio, of American Crossroads.
The equipment keeps changing, but people were using lasers and dusting powders that fluoresced when I started.Patricia Cornwell Talks New Book, 'Red Mist,' Forensics, and Angelina Jolie|Janice Kaplan|December 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Signs show you dusting off shelved entrepreneurial projects or weaving more commerce into the fabric of your daily life.
Philip Lim, too, presented a more sober collection of muted palettes—but, as he often does—topped it off with a dusting of gold.
He walks slowly, dusting the iron railing, then turns to give my door a few light strokes with the cat-o'-many-tails.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
This was done by dusting them, as it were, by quick transverse motions of his extended hands.
Never very robust, she still exercised what strength she had in a ceaseless round of sweeping and dusting.The Brass Bound Box|Evelyn Raymond
Mild antiseptic and astringent lotions or dusting powders should also be advised.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
No, she was dusting under the bed, and could not have heard,—at least he thought not.Paul the Courageous|Mabel Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for dusting
- the mortal body of man
- the corpse of a dead person
- to fail completely or cease to exist
- to fall down dead
Derived Formsdustless, adjective
Word Origin for dust
Idioms and Phrases with dusting
In addition to the idiom beginning with dust
- dust off
- bite the dust
- dry as dust
- in the dust
- make the dust fly
- shake the dust from one's feet
- throw dust in someone's eyes
- watch my dust
- when the dust has settled