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Rusty definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RUST'Y, a.
1. Covered or affected with rust; as a rusty knife or sword.
2. Dull; impaired by inaction or neglect of use.
3. Surly; morose.
4. Covered with foul or extraneous matter.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: covered with or consisting of rust; "a rusty machine"; "rusty deposits"
2: of the brown color of rust [syn: rust, rusty, rust- brown]
3: impaired in skill by neglect [syn: out of practice, rusty]
4: ancient; "hoary jokes" [syn: hoary, rusty]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective (rustier; -est) Date: before 12th century 1. affected by or as if by rust; especially stiff with or as if with rust 2. inept and slow through lack of practice or old age 3. a. of the color rust b. dulled in color or appearance by age and use <rusty old boots> 4. outmoded 5. hoarse, grating rustily adverb rustiness noun II. adjective (rustier; -est) Etymology: alteration of restive Date: 1625 chiefly dialect ill-natured, surly

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (rustier, rustiest) 1 rusted or affected by rust. 2 stiff with age or disuse. 3 (of knowledge etc.) faded or impaired by neglect (my French is a bit rusty). 4 rust-coloured. 5 (of black clothes) discoloured by age. 6 a of antiquated appearance. b antiquated or behind the times. 7 (of a voice) croaking or creaking. Derivatives: rustily adv. rustiness n. Etymology: OE rustig (as RUST)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rusty Rust"y, a. [AS. rustig.] [Compar. Rustier; superl. Rustiest.] 1. Covered or affected with rust; as, a rusty knife or sword; rusty wheat. 2. Impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(rustier, rustiest) 1. A rusty metal object such as a car or a machine is covered with rust, which is a brown substance that forms on iron or steel when it comes into contact with water. ...a rusty iron gate. ADJ: usu ADJ n 2. If a skill that you have or your knowledge of something is rusty, it is not as good as it used to be, because you have not used it for a long time. You may be a little rusty, but past experience and teaching skills won't have been lost. ADJ 3. Rusty is sometimes used to describe things that are reddish-brown in colour. ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Covered with rust, affected with rust. 2. Musty, fusty, mildewed, rubiginous. 3. Dull, sluggish. 4. Rough, hoarse, grating, unmusical.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Out of use, To nab the rust; to be refractory; properly applied to a restive horse, and figuratively to the human species. To ride rusty; to be sullen; called also to ride grub.

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