1

dung

play
noun \ˈdəŋ\

Definition of dung

  1. 1 :  the feces of an animal :  manure

  2. 2 :  something repulsive

dungy

play \ˈdəŋ-ē\ adjective

Examples of dung in a Sentence

  1. researchers tracked the wild gorillas by following the piles of dung

Origin and Etymology of dung

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse dyngja manure pile

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


2

dung

verb

Definition of dung

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fertilize or dress with manure

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  defecate

First Known Use of dung

before 12th century


DUNG Defined for English Language Learners

dung

play
noun

Definition of dung for English Language Learners

  • : solid waste from an animal


DUNG Defined for Kids

dung

play
noun \ˈdəŋ\

Definition of dung for Students

  1. :  solid waste matter from an animal



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dung? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

clear to the understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!