Dusted vs Dusked - What's the difference?

dusted | dusked |


As verbs the difference between dusted and dusked

is that dusted is (dust) while dusked is (dusk).

dusted

English

Verb

(head)
  • (dust)

  • dust

    English

    Noun

  • (uncountable) Fine, dry particles of matter found in the air and covering the surface of objects, typically consisting of soil lifted up by the wind, pollen, hair, etc.
  • (countable) The act of cleaning by dusting.
  • * 2010 , Joan Busfield, Michael Paddon, Thinking About Children: Sociology and Fertility in Post-War England (page 150)
  • once they start school, I mean you can do a room out one day, the next day it only needs a dust , doesn't it?
  • (obsolete) A single particle of earth or other material.
  • * Shakespeare
  • to touch a dust of England's ground
  • The earth, as the resting place of the dead.
  • * Bible, Job vii. 21
  • I shall sleep in the dust .
  • The earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body.
  • * Tennyson
  • And you may carve a shrine about my dust .
  • (figurative) Something worthless.
  • * Shakespeare
  • And by the merit of vile gold, dross, dust .
  • (figurative) A low or mean condition.
  • * Bible, 1 Sam. ii. 8
  • [God] raiseth up the poor out of the dust .
  • (slang, dated) cash; money (in reference to gold dust).
  • (mathematics) A totally disconnected set of points with a fractal structure.
  • Derived terms

    * angel dust * bite the dust * catch dust * dust ball * dustbin, dust bin * dust devil * dustbowl, dust bowl * dust bunny * dust filter * dustman * dust mask * dustpan * duststorm * dust trap * dust-up * dusty * fairy dust * goofer dust * pixie dust * smart dust, smartdust * stardust * turn to dust

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To remove dust from.
  • * , chapter=12
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.}}
  • To remove dust; to clean by removing dust.
  • Of a bird, to cover itself in sand or dry, dusty earth.
  • To spray or cover something with fine powder or liquid.
  • To leave; to rush off.
  • * 1939 , (Raymond Chandler), (The Big Sleep) , Penguin 2011, p. 75:
  • He added in a casual tone: ‘The girl can dust . I'd like to talk to you a little, soldier.’
  • To reduce to a fine powder; to levigate.
  • (Sprat)

    Derived terms

    * dust off * duster

    See also

    * vacuum cleaner

    dusked

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (dusk)

  • dusk

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A period of time occurring at the end of the day during which the sun sets.
  • A darkish colour.
  • * Dryden
  • Whose dusk set off the whiteness of the skin.

    Synonyms

    * sunset * sundown * evenfall * smokefall * vespers

    Antonyms

    * dawn

    Hyponyms

    * gloaming * twilight

    See also

    *

    See also

    * crepuscular

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to begin to lose light or whiteness; to grow dusk
  • * , More Poems , XXXIII, lines 25-27
  • I see the air benighted
    And all the dusking dales,
    And lamps in England lighted,
  • To make dusk.
  • * Holland
  • After the sun is up, that shadow which dusketh the light of the moon must needs be under the earth.

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.
  • * Milton
  • A pathless desert, dusk with horrid shades.

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