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Dirt appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Draw putrid dirt upward.
  • Tie dirt, Sam, if I’m astride it.
  • Bog dirt up a sidetrack carted is a putrid gob.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dirt:


Dirt is sometimes a misspelling of dart.

The word dirt is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun dirt

What does dirt mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dirts

  1. the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of dirt: soil
    • more generic words: earth / ground = the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    • more specific terms:
      • marl = a loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomite
      • 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
      • undersoil / subsoil = 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
      • desertic soil / desert soil = a type of soil that develops in arid climates
      • 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
      • gilgai soil = soil in the melon holes of Australia
      • gumbo soil / gumbo = any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water
      • humus = partially decomposed organic matter
      • indurated clay = hardened clay
      • Indian red = a red soil containing ferric oxide
      • laterite = a red soil produced by rock decay
      • 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
      • clay / mud = water soaked soil
      • bole = a soft oily clay used as a pigment
      • podsolic soil / podsol soil / podzol soil / podsol / podzol = a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation
      • 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
      • 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
  2. the state of being covered with unclean things
  3. obscene terms for feces
  4. disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

Alternative definition of the noun dirt


  1. soil or earth
  2. A stain or spot (on clothes etc); any foreign substance that worsens appearance
  3. Previously unknown negative facts (or invented "facts") about a person, gossip

Definition of the adjective dirt

What does dirt mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

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

Definition of the verb dirt

What does dirt mean as a doing word?


  1. [transitive, rare] To make foul or filthy; soil; befoul; dirty


  1. "Dirt" is a film, directed by Michael Covert & Tracy Fraim.
  2. "Dirt" is a 2014 short comedy crime fiction film written and directed by Matt Whitaker.
  3. "Dirt" is a 2003 comedy drama film directed by Nancy Savoca.
  4. "Dirt" is a film, directed by Eric Karson.
  5. "Dirt" is a Chinese film from 1994 which depicts the nascent rock music scene of Beijing. It is considered an important example of the Sixth Generation movement that emerged in China after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
    • country: China
    • language: Standard Chinese
    • director: Guan Hu
    • starring: Kong Lin
    • genres: Chinese Movies, Drama
    • released in (21 years ago)


  1. Dirt is a fictional character in the 2011 comedy film Dance Fu.
  2. Dirt is a fictional character from the 1993 film Beyond the Law.

There are other characters with in their name, like Joe Dirt, Dirt Farmer, Dirt McGirt and Dirt Merchant.


  1. Dirt a.k.a. Dirty Denny is an actor.
  2. Dirt a.k.a. Merry Grissom is an actress.

There are other people with in their name, like Kurt Dirt, Dirt Nasty, Magic Dirt, Dirt Devils, Dirt McGirt, Dirt Bike Annie, Dirt Track Productions, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Phrases with Dirt

Phrases starting with the word Dirt:

  1. Dirt Nap
  2. dirt ball
  3. dirt bike
  4. Dirt Poor
  5. Dirt-Poor
  6. dirt cheap
  7. dirt track
  8. dirt-cheap
  9. Dirt Farmer
  10. Dirt-Dauber
  11. Dirt Hiatella

Phrases ending with the word Dirt:

  1. Dog Dirt
  2. pay dirt
  3. Throw Dirt
  4. Dig Up Dirt
  5. hit the dirt
  6. dish the dirt
  7. Permanent Dirt

Other phrase containing the word Dirt:

  1. Throw Dirt Enough, and Some Will Stick

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dirt

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Google previewThe Bedside Dream Dictionary (2007)

by Silvana Amar

Dreaming about dirt, as in something dirty, could represent your state of mind or a situation from your daily life.It could symbolize a relationship, a business venture, or any other part of your life where you or someone else has been less than ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Harmonica (2016)


Formed: 1965 - Long Beach, CA Country band The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is one of Country music's longest running groups. Though only having a small number of hits, such as “Mr. Bojangles,” they have enjoyed a long-standing cult status.

Google previewPersian-English Dictionary (1993)

by S. Haim


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Sign language

Dirt in Baby Sign Language, ASL

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Quotes about Dirt

Disgust with dirt can be so great that it prevents us from cleaning ourselves - from "justifying" ourselves. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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Scrabble value of D2I1R1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagram / semordnilap of DIRT

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