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Definitions of dry

  1. To grow dry; to evaporate wholly; to be exhaled. To dry up, to deprive wholly of water; to wither; to suspend talking for want of matter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To make or become dry; evaporate; wither; often followed by up. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To free from moisture or juice; stop the flow of; parch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To free from water or moisture: to exhaust. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To make dry. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To grow dry; to become free from wetness, moisture, or juice; as, the road dries rapidly. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To shrivel or wither; to lose vitality. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To lose or be deprived of moisture. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To become dry: to become free from juice: to evaporate entirely:-pr.p. drying; pa.p. dried'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To free from or deprive of water or moisture; to deprive of natural juice, sap, or greenness; to scorch or parch with thirst; to drain; to exhaust. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To free from water or moisture, as by wiping; to lose moisture. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Of vegetable matter: Free from juices or sap; not succulent; not green; as, dry wood or hay. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Of animals: Not giving milk; as, the cow is dry. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Of persons: Thirsty; needing drink. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Of the eyes: Not shedding tears. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Of certain morbid conditions, in which there is entire or comparative absence of moisture; as, dry gangrene; dry catarrh. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Destitute of that which interests or amuses; barren; unembellished; jejune; plain. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Characterized by a quality somewhat severe, grave, or hard; hence, sharp; keen; shrewd; quaint; as, a dry tone or manner; dry wit. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of execution, or the want of a delicate contour in form, and of easy transition in coloring. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Free from moisture; having little humidity or none; arid; not wet or moist; deficient in the natural or normal supply of moisture, as rain or fluid of any kind; - said especially: (a) Of the weather: Free from rain or mist. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Driest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. Dryness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Drier. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. Dryly, drily. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. suffering from fluid deprivation; "his mouth was dry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. not producing milk; "a dry cow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; "a dry book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated to...life"- John Mason Brown Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. (of wines) not sweet because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any kind, and by any means; to exsiccate; as, to dry the eyes; to dry one's tears; the wind dries the earth; to dry a wet cloth; to dry hay. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Free from moisture or wetness; not yielding juices; without interest; unintentionally humorous or quaint; without sweetness or fruity flavor; thirsty; solid, as opposed to liquid; as, dry measure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  43. Free from moisture: deficient in moisture: without sap: not green: not giving milk: thirsty: uninteresting: frigid, precise. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  44. Thirsty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  45. Dryly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. Without moisture; without rain; not giving milk; uninteresting; precise; sarcastic. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  47. Lacking moisture; not fresh; not green. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. Lacking interest; lifeless; dull. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Slyly jocose or satirical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. Destitute of moisture; free from rain or mist; free from juice, sap, oraqueous matter; without tears; not giving milk; thirsty; jejune; without interest; severe; sarcastic; formally cold or precise; sharply or frigidly precise in execution, or wanting a delicate contour in form. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. Free from water or moisture; not rainy not juicy; arid; thirsty; barren; void of interest, as applied to persons; sarcastic; severe; humorous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for dry

  1. Dry your eyes and come to the table. – A Bachelor's Dream by Mrs. Hungerford
  2. I'm afraid they'll never be dry enough for you to put on the first thing in the morning. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
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