What is another word for dung?

Pronunciation: [dˈʌŋ] (IPA)

Dung is commonly used to refer to animal excrement. However, there are various synonyms for this word such as manure, feces, excreta, droppings, scat, ordure and waste. Manure is often used to refer to animal dung that is used as fertilizer for plants. Feces is another commonly used synonym which also encompasses human waste. Excreta refers to animal waste that includes urine and droppings. Scat is mainly used to refer to the feces of wild animals like bears, coyotes or raccoons. Ordure is a synonym that is rarely used but is still sometimes heard in scientific contexts. Waste is another word that can be used instead of dung, with the latter generally being used more in a rural setting.

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  • Equivalence

    • Noun, singular or mass
      manure.
  • Forward Entailment

  • Other Related

    • Proper noun, singular
      Yong, dong.

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Usage examples for Dung

There was no wood or dried dung, which Arabs use, but Chamis, son of Chadigi, plucked roses of Jericho and built of them a big pile to which he set fire.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
You don't know how I have dung to mine.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
P. 12. Amphitheos, Deity, and dung.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr

Famous quotes with Dung

  • Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than is dung.
    Heraclitus
  • A society which allows an abominable event to burgeon from its dung heap and grow on its surface is like a man who lets a fly crawl unheeded across his face or saliva dribble from his mouth -- either epileptic or dead.
    Jean Baudrillard
  • Be humble for you are made of dung. Be noble for you are made of stars.
    Serbian proverb
  • The idea of an incarnation of God is absurd: why should the human race think itself so superior to bees, ants, and elephants as to be put in this unique relation to its maker? . . Christians are like a council of frogs in a marsh or a synod of worms on a dung-hill croaking and squeaking "for our sakes was the world created."
    Julian the Apostate
  • Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than is dung.
    Heraclitus

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