dust storm


dust storm
noun
a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand
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it was the kind of duster not experienced in years

Syn: ↑duster, ↑sandstorm, ↑sirocco
Hypernyms: ↑windstorm

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noun
1. : a violent dust-laden whirlwind that moves across an arid region and that is usually associated with very hot excessively dry air and attended by high electrical tension
2. : strong winds bearing clouds of dust

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a storm of strong winds and dust-filled air over an extensive area during a period of drought over normally arable land (distinguished from sandstorm).
Also, duststorm. Also called duster.
[1875-80]

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dust devil or dust storm noun
A small storm in which a whirling column of dust or sand travels across a dry country
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Main Entry:dust
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dust storm see ↑dust devil above.
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Main Entry:dust

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dust storm UK US noun [countable] [singular dust storm plural dust storms]
a storm during which a very strong wind blows a lot of dry soil around
Thesaurus: types of stormhyponym

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dust storm,
a strong wind carrying clouds of dust across or from a dry region.

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n. a strong, turbulent wind that carries clouds of fine dust, soil, and sand over a large area

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noun, pl ⋯ storms [count]
: a very strong wind that carries clouds of dust across a large area

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ˈdust storm [dust storm dust storms] noun
a storm that carries clouds of dust in the wind over a wide area

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • dust storm — (d[u^]st st[^o]rm ), n. A strong windstorm that lifts particles of dust or dry soil into the air and blows them around, covering land or objects with a thick layer of dust. Dust storms may occur in arable areas during periods of drought; when a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dust storm — dust′ storm or dust′storm n. mer a storm of strong winds and dust filled air over normally arable land during a period of drought (disting. from sandstorm). • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • dust storm — dust storms N COUNT A dust storm is a storm in which strong winds carry a lot of dust …   English dictionary

  • dust storm — n a storm with strong winds that carries large amounts of dust …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dust storm — dust ,storm noun count a storm during which a very strong wind blows a lot of dry soil around …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dust storm — ☆ dust storm n. a windstorm that sweeps up clouds of dust when passing over an arid region …   English World dictionary

  • Dust storm — For the fictional character, see Dust Storm (Transformers). For other uses, see Sandstorm (disambiguation). Part of the Nature series on Weather   Calendar seasons …   Wikipedia

  • dust storm — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dust storm : singular dust storm plural dust storms a storm during which a very strong wind blows a lot of dry soil around …   English dictionary

  • dust storm — /ˈdʌst stɔm/ (say dust stawm) noun a storm of wind which raises dense masses of dust into the air, as in a desert region …   Australian English dictionary

  • dust storm — a storm of strong winds and dust filled air over an extensive area during a period of drought over normally arable land (distinguished from sandstorm). Also, duststorm. Also called duster. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium


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