Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Dirt (Alice in Chains album)
Dirt is the second studio album by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on September 29, 1992, through Columbia Records. Peaking at number six on the Billboard 200, the album was also well received by music critics. It has since been certified four-times platinum by the RIAA and gone on to sell 5 million copies worldwide, making Dirt the band's highest selling album to date. It was the last album to feature bassist Mike Starr before he departed the band in early 1993.
The album spawned five singles: " Would?", " Them Bones", " Angry Chair", " Rooster", and " Down in a Hole". The songs on the album focused on depression, pain, anger, anti-social behavior, drug use (primarily heroin), war, death, and other emotionally charged topics.
DIRT (Death Is Reality Today) were an anarcho-punk band from London, UK. Initially formed in 1980 (with a core line-up of Gary, Deno, Fox, Lou and Vomit), the band frequently played with fellow anarchists Crass, before releasing their first EP, Object, Refuse, Reject, Abuse on the Crass Records label. Their second release, Never Mind Dirt, Here's the Bollocks, also on the Crass label, was a live LP released in 1983. The band went into a brief hiatus after 1982 when they took to the road again (Gary and Deno recruiting new members Stuart, Paul and Richard) and recorded the Just An Error album, after which they split in 1986.
Gary and Deno reconvened the band again in 1992 and began touring extensively which resulted in the Drunks in Rusty Transits album after which the band was dissolved. Singer Gxist (Gary) later formed Stratford Mercenaries with Steve Ignorant of Crass. The original bass player, Vomit (Vincent Learoyd), went on to form Earth Culture, a neo-pagan band before writing the novel THE LAILA MYTHOLOGY in 2013, collaborating on the book trailer with founder CRASS member Penny Rimbaud.
Dirt is the second novel in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods.
It was first published in 1996 by HarperCollins. The novel takes place in New York, a few years after the events in New York Dead. The novel continues the story of Stone Barrington, a retired detective turned lawyer/private investigator
Dirt (1994 film)
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.
While the film's general pessimism about youth is shared by many other Sixth Generation films, a character's choice to have a child rather than an abortion has been seen by some scholars to have played a role in why the film received official permission to screen abroad, in contrast to the similarly themed Beijing Bastards.
Dirt is a blanket term for unclean matter.
Dirt may also refer to:
- Soil, that is found on the ground
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:
Dirt (TV series)
Dirt (styled d!rt for logos) is an American television serial broadcast on the FX network. It premiered on January 2, 2007 and starred Courteney Cox as Lucy Spiller, the editor-in-chief of the first-of-its-kind "glossy tabloid" magazine DirtNow, which was previously two separate publications: dirt (a tabloid) and Now (a glossy magazine with a more respectable reputation).
A 13-episode second and final season was announced on May 8, 2007. Only seven episodes were produced prior to the 2007 WGA strike shut down production. The shortened second season began airing on March 2, 2008.
The show was produced by Coquette Productions and ABC Studios.
On June 8, 2008, FX canceled the series after two seasons.
Dirt (Kids in Glass Houses album)
Dirt is the second studio album from Welsh rock band Kids in Glass Houses, released on 29 March 2010 through Roadrunner Records. The album was recorded during mid-2009 at Sonic Boom Ranch Studios in Texas with Jason Perry and at Long Wave Studios in Wales with Smart Casual producer Romesh Dodangoda. The lead single from the album was "Young Blood (Let It Out)" and was released on 4 October 2009. The second single from the album is " Matters At All" and was released on 31 January 2010.
The track "Hunt The Haunted" was released as a free download on 8 January 2010. The entire album was available to stream on their MySpace page for a limited time.
The album reached #15 on the UK midweek chart 2 days after its release and officially charted in its first week at #27 selling 8,400.
Dirt (Dean Brody album)
Dirt is the third studio album by Canadian country music artist Dean Brody. It was released on April 24, 2012 via Open Road Recordings under the production of Matt Rovey. Its first single, " Canadian Girls," peaked at number 36 on the Canadian Hot 100 in February 2012.
Dirt was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2013 Juno Awards.
Dirt (Florida Georgia Line song)
"Dirt" is a song recorded by American bro-country duo Florida Georgia Line. It is the first single from their second studio album, Anything Goes, which was released on October 14, 2014.
Dirt was an American lifestyle magazine targeting young men. The magazine was launched in 1991 by Andy Jenkins, Spike Jonze, and Mark Lewman. Lewman, who served as editor-in-chief, said of the debut issue:
We're all about sports, music, movies, girls and junk food. We combine these topics with current events, celebrity quotes and true-life stories like our current profile of a Los Angeles gang member recently released from prison. We're mostly about a boy's basic concerns-with hard-edged pieces mixed in. ... Most of the stereotypes about guys are just wrong. I don't know any Bills and Teds.
Dirt later became part of Lang Communications and was headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The magazine folded in 1994.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dirt \Dirt\, v. t.
To make foul of filthy; to dirty.
Dirt \Dirt\ (d[~e]rt), n. [OE. drit; kin to Icel. drit excrement, dr[=i]ta to dung, OD. drijten to dung, AS. gedr[=i]tan.]
Any foul of filthy substance, as excrement, mud, dust, etc.; whatever, adhering to anything, renders it foul or unclean; earth; as, a wagonload of dirt.
Whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
--Is. lvii. 20.
Honors . . . thrown away upon dirt and infamy.
In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing. Dirt bed (Geom.), a layer of clayey earth forming a stratum in a geological formation. Dirt beds are common among the coal measures. Dirt eating.
The use of certain kinds of clay for food, existing among some tribes of Indians; geophagism.
(Med.) Same as Chthonophagia.
Dirt pie, clay or mud molded by children in imitation of pastry.
To eat dirt, to submit in a meanly humble manner to insults; to eat humble pie.
n. the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock [syn: soil]
adj. (of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel [syn: ungraded]
n. 1 soil or earth 2 A stain or spot (on clothes etc); any foreign substance that worsens appearance 3 Previously unknown facts, or the invented "facts", about a person; gossip 4 Meanness; sordidness. 5 In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing. vb. (context transitive rare English) To make foul or filthy; soil; befoul; dirty
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
15c. metathesis of Middle English drit, drytt "mud, dirt, dung" (c.1300), from Old Norse drit, cognate with Old English dritan "to void excrement," from Proto-Germanic *dritan (cognates: Dutch drijten, Old High German trizan). Used abusively of persons from c.1300. Meaning "gossip" first attested 1926 (in Hemingway); dirt bike is 1960s. Dirt-cheap is from 182
Dirt road attested by 185
Usage examples of "dirt".
Pekka said, and went back to the pile of dirt in which she had - she knew she had - planted the acorn now missing.
Murphy ordered the engineer from aft, and in a few moments Jackson Vaughn appeared, hair soaked with sweat, coveralls stained with dirt, a Beretta 9-mm automatic stuffed into his belt.
Passed herselfoffas an agoraphobic and joined the group in order to spy and collect dirt.
Dressed in gaudy tatters and besmudged with dirt, Alec watched gleefully as Seregil juggled, walked ropes, and mugged for the crowd.
The road to his house was nothing more than a stretch of dirt and gravel with a ribbon of grass down the middle, and his jeep sounded like an army tank as it jolted all over the place.
By the time she stepped onto dirt he was sliding swiftly alongshore, heading for a small knot of hooded and robed Funor about halfway back to the rivermouth.
For months, Dornan had been having god knows what nightmares about Tammy maybe sitting in seven separate garbage bags in a ditch alongside some dirt road in Alabama, or getting married to a red-haired, pompous psychologist, or wandering New York in an amnesiac daze.
The muffled sound of hooves on the dirt trail lulled Angelina into a near sleep.
A somersaulting shape, the pygmy killer was tossed beyond the crumbling mass of stone and dirt that entombed a dozen helpless people within the Aureole Mine.
Then, starting at the far end, at the Hearth of the Aurochs, they stirred the banked coals or small sustaining fires in each of the firepits and poured the dirt over them to smother the flames.
He would call Tehran at once and order the largest plane that could land at the dirt strip at Chah Bahar to bring in paratroopers.
Within an hour, Batman and Malibu were in the back of a jeep, bouncing down the dirt road toward the town of Chiang Dao, where a government station had been established to assist the hill tribes living on the slopes of the surrounding mountains.
Many persons think because they daily bathe the face, neck, and hands, dress the hair becomingly and remove the dirt from their clothing that the height of cleanliness has been reached.
A dozen petitioners from the outlying farms waited patiently before him, leaning tiredly on their great longbows, their homespun clothes battered and begrimed with the dirt and dust of long days on the road.
Men and women and young children, gaunt with hunger and begrimed with dirt, some with faces that were hard and stony, some with faces that were weak and simple, some with eyes that were red as blood, all weary with waiting and wasted with long pain, ran hither and thither in the gloom of the foul place where they were immured together.