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dirt

 (dûrt)
n.
1. Earth or soil.
2.
a. A filthy or soiling substance, such as mud or dust.
b. Excrement.
3. A squalid or filthy condition.
4. One that is mean, contemptible, or vile.
5.
a. Obscene language or subject matter.
b. Malicious or scandalous gossip.
c. Information that embarrasses or accuses.
6. Unethical behavior or practice; corruption.
7. Material, such as gravel or slag, from which metal is extracted in mining.

[Middle English, variant of drit, excrement, filth, mud, from Old Norse.]

dirt

(dɜːt)
n
1. any unclean substance, such as mud, dust, excrement, etc; filth
2. loose earth; soil
3. (Civil Engineering)
a. packed earth, gravel, cinders, etc, used to make a racetrack
b. (as modifier): a dirt track.
4. (Mining & Quarrying) mining the gravel or soil from which minerals are extracted
5. a person or thing regarded as worthless
6. obscene or indecent speech or writing
7. slang gossip; scandalous information
8. moral corruption
9. do someone dirt slang to do something vicious to someone
10. dish the dirt informal to reveal secrets or spread malicious gossip about someone
11. eat dirt slang to accept insult without complaining
12. treat someone like dirt to have no respect or consideration for someone
[C13: from Old Norse drit excrement; related to Middle Dutch drēte]

dirt

(dɜrt)

n.
1. any foul or filthy substance, as mud, grime, dust, or excrement.
2. earth or soil, esp. when loose.
3. something or someone vile, mean, or worthless.
4. moral filth; vileness; corruption.
5. obscene or lewd language.
6. gossip, esp. of a malicious nature.
7. (in placer mining) the material from which gold is separated by washing.
[1250–1300; Middle English dirt, drit < Old Norse drit excrement, akin to Middle Dutch drēte]

Dirt

See also cleanliness; soil

a devotion to or worship of filth and obscenity.
Rare. an abnormal fear of being dirty.
1. the condition of being befouled or besmirched.
2. the material causing this condition. — feculent, adj.
1. the state or condition of being sooty or smoky.
2. soot or smoke. — fuliginous, adj.
the state or quality of being blemished, stained, or spotted, as with dirt. Also maculation. — maculate, adj.
an abnormal fear of dirt, especially of being contaminated by dirt.
an abnormal attraction to filth.
an abnormal fear of filth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dirt - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rockdirt - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
marl - a loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomite; used as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime
regosol - a type of soil consisting of unconsolidated material from freshly deposited alluvium or sand
residual clay, residual soil - the soil that is remaining after the soluble elements have been dissolved
surface soil, topsoil - the layer of soil on the surface
subsoil, undersoil - the layer of soil between the topsoil and bedrock
alluvial soil - a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds
bog soil - poorly drained soils on top of peat and under marsh or swamp vegetation
clay - a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
clunch - hardened clay
desert soil, desertic soil - a type of soil that develops in arid climates
earth, ground - the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"
caliche, hardpan - crust or layer of hard subsoil encrusted with calcium-carbonate occurring in arid or semiarid regions
fuller's earth - an absorbent soil resembling clay; used in fulling (shrinking and thickening) woolen cloth and as an adsorbent
gilgai soil - soil in the melon holes of Australia
gumbo, gumbo soil - any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water
humus - partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil
indurated clay - hardened clay
Indian red - a red soil containing ferric oxide; often used as a pigment
laterite - a red soil produced by rock decay; contains insoluble deposits of ferric and aluminum oxides
loam - a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials
loess - a fine-grained unstratified accumulation of clay and silt deposited by the wind
mould, mold - loose soil rich in organic matter
mud, clay - water soaked soil; soft wet earth
bole - a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment)
podsol, podsol soil, podsolic soil, podzol, podzol soil - a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation; an organic mat over a grey leached layer
prairie soil - a type of soil occurring under grasses in temperate climates
sand - a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
sedimentary clay - clay soil formed by sedimentary deposits
silt - mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake
boulder clay, till - unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together
tundra soil - a black mucky soil with a frozen subsoil that is characteristic of Arctic and subarctic regions
wiesenboden - a dark meadow soil rich in organic material; developed through poor drainage in humid grassy or sedge regions
2.dirt - the state of being covered with unclean thingsdirt - the state of being covered with unclean things
dirtiness, uncleanness - the state of being unsanitary
3.dirt - obscene terms for fecesdirt - obscene terms for feces    
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, ordure, BM, dejection, stool - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
4.dirt - disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other peopledirt - disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
scuttlebutt, gossip, comment - a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
Adj.1.dirt - (of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel
unimproved - not made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially not made ready for use or marketing; "taxes on unimproved land are low"; "unimproved dirt roads"

dirt

noun
1. filth, muck, grime, dust, mud, stain, crap (taboo slang), tarnish, smudge, mire, impurity, slob (Irish), crud (slang), kak (S. African taboo slang), grot (slang) I started to scrub off the dirt.
2. soil, ground, earth, clay, turf, clod, loam, loam They all sit on the dirt in the shade of a tree.
3. (Informal) scandal, rumours, gossip, slander, tattle, dirty linen (informal), aspersion Both parties use computers to dig up dirt on their opponents.
Proverbs
"We must eat a peck of dirt before we die"

dirt

noun
1. Foul or dirty matter:
Slang: crud.
2. Something that is offensive to accepted standards of decency:
Slang: raunch.
Translations
قَذَارَةوَسَخ، قَذارَه
špína
jordmøgmuddersnavsstøv
likamaamultatahratomu
prljavština
óhreinindi, skítur
汚れ
더러움
automobilių lenktynių trekasnepadorumasnepadorusnešvaranešvarumai
dubļinetīrumi
umazanija
smuts
สิ่งสกปรก
chất bẩn

dirt

[dɜːt]
A. N
1. (= unclean matter) → suciedad f; (= piece of dirt) → suciedad f, mugre f
to treat sb like dirttratar a algn como si fuese basura, tratar a patadas a algn
to dig up dirt on sbsacar los trapos sucios de algn
2. (= earth) → tierra f; (= mud) → barro m, lodo m
3. (= obscenity) → porquerías fpl, cochinadas fpl
this book is nothing but dirteste libro está lleno de porquerías or cochinadas
B. CPD dirt farmer N (US) → pequeño granjero m (sin obreros)
dirt road N (US) → camino m de tierra
dirt track N (Sport) → pista f de ceniza; (= road) → camino m de tierra

dirt

[ˈdɜːrt] n
(= muck) (on skin, clothes, object)saleté f
to show the dirt → être salissant(e)
to treat sb like dirt → traiter qn comme un chien
to dish the dirt on sb (mainly British)colporter des ragots sur qn
(= soil) → terre f
(= mud) → boue fdirt bike nmoto f tout-terraindirt-cheap dirt cheap [ˌdɜːrtˈtʃiːp]
adjtrès bon marché inv, donné(e)
adv [buy] → pour trois fois rien, pour riendirt-poor dirt poor [ˌdɜːrtˈpʊər] adjmiséreux/eusedirt road dirt track nchemin m de terre

dirt

n
Schmutz m; (= soil)Erde f; (= excrement)Dreck m; to be covered in dirtvöllig verschmutzt sein; to eat dirt (fig)sich widerspruchslos demütigen or beleidigen lassen; to treat somebody like dirtjdn wie (den letzten) Dreck behandeln (inf); he looked at me as though I was a piece of dirter sah mich an, als wäre ich ein Stück Dreck (inf)
(fig: = obscenity) → Schmutz m; to dig up or dig (the) dirt on somebody (inf)jdn in den Schmutz ziehen; he wanted to get all the dirt he could on his opponenter wollte seinen Gegner so schlecht wie möglich machen

dirt

:
dirt-cheap
adj, adv (inf)spottbillig (inf); it was going dirtes war spottbillig zu haben
dirt farmer
n (US) → Kleinbauer m, → Kleinbäuerin f

dirt

:
dirt road
nunbefestigte Straße
dirt track
nFeldweg m; (Sport) → Aschenbahn f
dirt-track racing
nAschenbahnrennen nt

dirt

[dɜːt] n (on face, clothes etc) → sporco, sporcizia; (earth) → terra; (mud) → fango
dog dirt → bisogni mpl di un cane
to treat sb like dirt (fam) → trattare qn come uno straccio
to dig up dirt about sb (fam) → pescare nel torbido a proposito di qc
to spread the dirt about sb (fam) → sparlare di qn
have you heard the latest dirt on ...? (fam) → hai sentito l'ultimo scandalo riguardo a...?

dirt

(dəːt) noun
any unclean substance, such as mud, dust, dung etc. His shoes are covered in dirt.
ˈdirty adjective
1. not clean. dirty clothes.
2. mean or unfair. a dirty trick.
3. offensive; obscene. dirty books.
4. (of weather) stormy.
verb
to make or become dirty. He dirtied his hands/shoes.
ˈdirtiness noun
ˌdirt-ˈcheap adjective, adverb
very cheap.
dirt track
an earth-track for motor-racing.

dirt

قَذَارَة špína snavs Schmutz βρομιά suciedad lika saleté prljavština sporcizia 汚れ 더러움 vuil møkk brud sujeira, sujidade грязь smuts สิ่งสกปรก kir chất bẩn 污物

dirt

n suciedad f
References in classic literature ?
Can't wait, and I'm afraid I haven't much faith in ink and dirt, though I'm grateful for your good intentions.
And then, when the storm of twigs, leaves and dirt, caused by the leaping, threshing thing ceased for a moment, the onlookers saw something that filled them with terror.
Presently he returned, carrying a collar that had been badly used-- trampled in the dirt and gnawed by rats until the hair was sticking out of it.
And have they ever translated this precious dirt into actual coin?
Those naughty boys," she sobbed, "have thrown the dirt all over me, and called me a little raga-- raga--"
His notes are never true, and his fiddle buzzes on the low ones and squeaks and scratches on the high; but these things they heed no more than they heed the dirt and noise and squalor about them--it is out of this material that they have to build their lives, with it that they have to utter their souls.
Now, der's two roads to de river,--de dirt road and der pike,--which Mas'r mean to take?
Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt.
In the front rooms of dwellings girls and women were cooking or spinning, and ducks and chickens were waddling in and out, over the threshold, picking up chance crumbs and holding pleasant converse; a very old and wrinkled man sat asleep before his door, with his chin upon his breast and his extinguished pipe in his lap; soiled children were playing in the dirt everywhere along the lane, unmindful of the sun.
Two months or more run along, and my clothes got to be all rags and dirt, and I didn't see how I'd ever got to like it so well at the widow's, where you had to wash, and eat on a plate, and comb up, and go to bed and get up regular, and be forever bothering over a book, and have old Miss Watson pecking at you all the time.
It's a bag of gold that has turned to dirt and ashes in my hands.
In an instant both boys were rolling and tumbling in the dirt, gripped together like cats; and for the space of a minute they tugged and tore at each other's hair and clothes, punched and scratched each other's nose, and covered themselves with dust and glory.