What is dirt?

  • (noun): The part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock.
    Synonyms: soil
    See also — Additional definitions below


Dirt is unclean matter, especially when in contact with a person's clothes, skin or possessions when they are said to become dirty. Common types of dirt include:

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Some articles on dirt:

Dirt Merchant
... Dirt Merchant is an independent comedy film that premiered on SightSound.com on September 19, 1999, and premiered on DVD on June 11, 2002 ... and originally titled My Name is Dirt ...
Super DIRTcar Series - Events
... The premiere event in the series is the Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York ... live on ESPN, the 1985 event was televised live on TNN, and the entire Super Dirt Series was televised live on Empire Sports Net from mid-1996 until late 1999 ... Every Super Dirt Week since 1980 has been shown on cable television ...
Tokyo City Cup
... Raced on dirt at 11/ miles from 1957 through 1966 and on turf at 1⅛ miles from 1967 through 1972 and 1974 through 1978 ... Switched to dirt Since inception it has been contested at various distances and on both dirt and turf 11/ miles 1957-1966 on dirt 1⅛ miles 1967-1972, 1974-1978 on turf 1⅛ miles 1979-2007 on dirt 1 ...
Lego Battles - Gameplay - Maps
... a different arrangement of 4 types of terrain grass, dirt/rock, water/acid, and cliff ... seams are also located in certain positions on the dirt ... built on grass, except for mines which must be built on dirt based mine seams, docks which must be built on dirt/water boundaries (the coast), and bridges which are built between bridge slots across ...
Dirt - Exhibitions and Studies
... A season of artworks and exhibits on the theme of dirt was sponsored by the Wellcome Trust in 2011 ... Collection showing pictures and histories of notable dirt such as the great dust heaps at Euston and King's Cross in the 19th century and the Fresh Kills landfill which was once the world's largest ...

More definitions of "dirt":

  • (adj): (of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel.
    Synonyms: ungraded

Famous quotes containing the word dirt:

    This mangled, smutted semi-world hacked out
    Of dirt . . . It is not possible for the moon
    To blot this with its dove-winged blendings.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Nothing would give up life;
    Even the dirt kept breathing a small breath.
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    Ulysses ... is a dogged attempt to cover the universe with mud, an inverted Victorianism, an attempt to make crossness and dirt succeed where sweetness and light failed, a simplification of the human character in the interests of Hell.
    —E.M. (Edward Morgan)