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English adjective: dirt

1. dirt (of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel




English noun: dirt

1. dirt (substance) the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock


Broader (hypernym)earth, ground

Narrower (hyponym)alluvial soil, bog soil, bole, boulder clay, caliche, clay, clay, clunch, desert soil, desertic soil, fuller's earth, gilgai soil, gumbo, gumbo soil, hardpan, humus, Indian red, indurated clay, laterite, loam, loess, marl, mold, mould, mud, podsol, podsol soil, podsolic soil, podzol, podzol soil, prairie soil, regosol, residual clay, residual soil, sand, sedimentary clay, silt, subsoil, surface soil, till, topsoil, tundra soil, undersoil, wiesenboden

2. dirt (state) the state of being covered with unclean things

Synonymsfilth, grease, grime, grunge, soil, stain

Broader (hypernym)dirtiness, uncleanness

3. dirt (substance) obscene terms for feces

Synonymscrap, poop, shit, shite, turd

Broader (hypernym)BM, dejection, faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, ordure, stool

Domain usagedirty word, filth, obscenity, smut, vulgarism

4. dirt (communication) disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

Synonymsmalicious gossip, scandal

Broader (hypernym)comment, gossip, scuttlebutt

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