rust

rust
rust [rust]
n.
[ME < OE, akin to Ger rost < IE base * reudh-,RED]
1. the reddish-brown or reddish-yellow coating formed on iron or steel by oxidation, as during exposure to air and moisture: it consists mainly of ferric oxide, Fe2O3, and ferric hydroxide, Fe(OH) 3
2. any coating or film formed on any other metal by oxidation or corrosion
3. any stain or formation resembling iron rust
4. any habit, influence, growth, etc. injurious to usefulness, to the mind or character, etc.
5. disuse of mental or moral powers; inactivity; idleness
6. the color of iron rust; reddish brown or reddish yellow
7. Bot.
a) any of various plant diseases characterized by a spotted reddish or brownish discoloration of stems and leaves
b) any of an order (Uredinales) of basidiomycetous fungi causing rust: in full rust fungus
vi., vt.
1. to affect or be affected by a rust fungus
2. to become or cause to be coated with rust, as iron
3. to deteriorate or spoil, as through disuse [a mind that has rusted]
4. to become or make rust-colored

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • rust — sb., en …   Dansk ordbog

  • Rust — ist der Name folgender Orte: Rust (Burgenland), eine Freistadt (Stadt mit eigenem Statut) im Burgenland, Österreich Rust (Baden), eine Gemeinde im Ortenaukreis, Baden Württemberg, Deutschland Rust im Tullnerfeld, eine Katastralgemeinde der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rust — /rust/, n. 1. Also called iron rust. the red or orange coating that forms on the surface of iron when exposed to air and moisture, consisting chiefly of ferric hydroxide and ferric oxide formed by oxidation. 2. any film or coating on metal caused …   Universalium

  • Rust — Rust, n. [AS. rust; akin to D. roest, G. & Sw. rost, Icel. ry[eth]; named from its color, and akin to E. red. [root]113. See {Red}.] 1. (Chem.) The reddish yellow coating formed on iron when exposed to moist air, consisting of ferric oxide or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rust — Rust, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rusted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rusting}.] [AS. rustian.] 1. To contract rust; to be or become oxidized. [1913 Webster] If gold ruste, what shall iron do? Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Our armors now may rust. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rust — Rust, v. t. 1. To cause to contract rust; to corrode with rust; to affect with rust of any kind. [1913 Webster] Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To impair by time and inactivity. Johnson. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rust — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rust Ciudad de Austria Ubicación    • Latitud 47° 48 N …   Wikipedia Español

  • rust — rust; rust·i·ly; rust·i·ness; rust·proof·er; …   English syllables

  • rust — [n] corrosion blight, corruption, decay, decomposition, dilapidation, mold, oxidation, rot, wear; concepts 309,720 rust [v] corrode decay, decline, degenerate, deteriorate, oxidize, stale, tarnish, wither; concept 469 …   New thesaurus

  • rust — ► NOUN 1) a reddish or yellowish brown flaky coating of iron oxide that is formed on iron or steel by oxidation, especially in the presence of moisture. 2) a fungal disease of plants which results in reddish or brownish patches. 3) a reddish… …   English terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”