from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Covered or filled with dust.
- adj. Consisting of or resembling dust; powdery.
- adj. Tinged with gray.
- adj. Timeworn; stale: the dusty precepts of a bygone era.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Covered with dust.
- adj. powdery and resembling dust
- adj. gray/grey in parts
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; clouded with dust; ; also, reducing to dust.
- adj. Like dust; of the color of dust.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; reduced to dust; clouded with dust: as, a dusty road; dusty matter; dusty windows.
- Like dust; of the hue of dust; clouded: as, a dusty white or red.
- Covered with minute, dust-like scales, as the wings of a butterfly.
- In botany, covered with granulations simulating dust.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. covered with a layer of dust
- adj. lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
From Middle English dusty, dusti, from Old English dūstiġ, dystiġ, dȳstiġ ("dusty"), equivalent to dust + -y. Cognate with Dutch donzig ("cottony, downy, woolly"), German dunstig ("hazy, misty"). (Wiktionary)