from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Earth or soil.
- noun A filthy or soiling substance, such as mud or dust.
- noun Excrement.
- noun A squalid or filthy condition.
- noun One that is mean, contemptible, or vile.
- noun Obscene language or subject matter.
- noun Malicious or scandalous gossip.
- noun Information that embarrasses or accuses.
- noun Unethical behavior or practice; corruption.
- noun Material, such as gravel or slag, from which metal is extracted in mining.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Any foul or filthy substance, as excrement, mud, mire, or pitch; whatever, adhering to anything, renders it foul, unclean, or offensive.
- noun Earth, especially loose earth; disintegrated soil, as in gardens; hence, any detrital or disintegrated material.
- noun Specifically In placer-mining, the detrital material (usually sand and gravel) from which the gold is separated by washing.
- noun Meanness; sordidness; baseness.
- noun Abusive or scurrilous language.
- Consisting or made of loose earth: as, a dirt road (a road not paved or macadamized).
- To make foul or filthy; soil; befoul; dirty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To make foul of filthy; to dirty.
- noun Any foul of filthy substance, as excrement, mud, dust, etc.; whatever, adhering to anything, renders it foul or unclean; earth.
- noun Meanness; sordidness.
- noun In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing.
- noun (Geom.) a layer of clayey earth forming a stratum in a geological formation. Dirt beds are common among the coal measures.
- noun (Med.) Same as
- noun clay or mud molded by children in imitation of pastry.
- noun to submit in a meanly humble manner to insults; to eat humble pie.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
stainor spot(on clothes etc); any foreign substance that worsens appearance
- noun Previously unknown negative facts (or invented "facts") about a person, gossip
- verb transitive, rare To make
foulor filthy; soil; befoul; dirty
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun obscene terms for feces
- adjective (of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel
- noun disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
- noun the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
- noun the state of being covered with unclean things
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
More Sarah Palin dirt is coming out, as you can see in this Fox News video clip.
INTC shares were back under $20 recently, which makes the name dirt cheap at current levels with a price to earnings ratio of just 8.8X and a forward PE of 7.8X or so.
I love the idea of the marble pressed into the dirt is the bowl of sky we see elsewhere.
He was raised in what he called dirt-poor surroundings in the small west Texas town of Seth Ward, near Plainview.
In the presidential campaign, also, Barack Obama is fighting back against what he calls dirt lies and nonsense about him and his wife.
That they'll continue to clean up what they call the dirt on television.
He was raised in what he called dirt-poor surroundings in the small west Texas town of Seth
"Back of my neck gettin 'dirt and gritty," indeed.
I was talking w/hubby about the book - he read a little while I was on my walk - and he mentioned that I already had a couple of tattoos: a pencil lead in my right thigh and clump of dirt from a nasty cat claw!
The dirt is turned every other week and is used in our vegetable garden.