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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dirt  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dirt  \Dirt\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  foul  of  filthy;  to  dirty.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dirt 
  adj  1:  made  of  packed  earth  or  gravel;  "a  dirt  road"  [syn:  {gravel}, 
  {graveled}] 
  2:  (of  roads)  not  leveled  or  drained;  unsuitable  for  all  year 
  travel  [syn:  {ungraded}] 
  n  1:  the  part  of  the  earth's  surface  consisting  of  humus  and 
  disintegrated  rock  [syn:  {soil}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  covered  with  unclean  things  [syn:  {filth}, 
  {grime},  {soil},  {stain},  {grease}] 
  3:  obscene  terms  for  feces  [syn:  {crap},  {shit},  {poop},  {turd}] 
  4:  disgraceful  gossip  about  the  private  lives  of  other  people 
  [syn:  {scandal},  {malicious  gossip}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Dirt 
 
  {Design  In  Real  Time} 
 
 




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