What does the word dust mean?

Usage examples for dust

  1. He was not in any way clear as to what he would do, but he thought he would find some great thing to do somewhere, lying like a jewel in the dust; and he went on his way in faith, as Findelkind of Arlberg had done before him. – Findelkind by Louise de la Ramee (AKA Ouida)
  2. Something gleamed at him from the dust beneath- something bright, staring like an eye. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  3. His eyes were fixed upon a little cloud of dust in the distance. – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim