Definitions for: Dirt


[n] disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
[n] the state of being covered with unclean things
[n] the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
[n] obscene terms for feces
[adj] (of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel
[adj] made of packed earth or gravel; "a dirt road"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dirt, n. [OE. drit; kin to Icel. drit excrement, dr[=i]ta
to dung, OD. drijten to dung, AS. gedr[=i]tan.]
1. Any foul of filthy substance, as excrement, mud, dust,
etc.; whatever, adhering to anything, renders it foul or
unclean; earth; as, a wagonload of dirt.

Whose waters cast up mire and dirt. --Is. lvii.
20.

2. Meanness; sordidness.

Honors . . . thrown away upon dirt and infamy.
--Melmoth.

3. In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing.

Dirt bed (Geom.), a layer of clayey earth forming a stratum
in a geological formation. Dirt beds are common among the
coal measures.

Dirt eating.
(a) The use of certain kinds of clay for food, existing
among some tribes of Indians; geophagism. --Humboldt.
(b) (Med.) Same as Chthonophagia.

Dirt pie, clay or mud molded by children in imitation of
pastry. --Otway (1684).

To eat dirt, to submit in a meanly humble manner to
insults; to eat humble pie.


Dirt, v. t.
To make foul of filthy; to dirty. --Swift.

Synonyms: crap, filth, gravel, graveled, grease, grime, grunge, malicious gossip, poop, scandal, shit, shite, soil, soil, stain, turd, ungraded, unimproved, unpaved

See Also: alluvial soil, BM, bog soil, bole, boulder clay, caliche, clay, clunch, comment, dejection, desert soil, desertic soil, dirtiness, dust, earth, faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, fuller's earth, gilgai soil, gossip, ground, gumbo, gumbo soil, hardpan, humus, Indian red, indurated clay, laterite, loam, loess, marl, mold, mould, mud, ordure, podsol, podsol soil, podsolic soil, podzol, podzol soil, prairie soil, regosol, residual clay, residual soil, sand, scuttlebutt, sedimentary clay, silt, stool, subsoil, surface soil, till, topsoil, tundra soil, uncleanness, undersoil, wiesenboden

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