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Dry meaning

dry - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; " dry toast"; " dry meat"
  2. 2. unproductive especially of the expected results; " a dry run"; " a mind dry of new ideas"
  3. 3. ( of wines) not sweet because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; " a dry white burgundy"
  4. 4. not shedding tears; " dry sobs"; " with dry eyes"
  5. 5. 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"
  6. 6. opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; " the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; " a dry state"
  7. 7. Of vegetable matter: Free from juices or sap; not succulent; not green; as, dry wood or hay.
  8. 8. Of animals: Not giving milk; as, the cow is dry.
  9. 9. Of persons: Thirsty; needing drink.
  10. 10. Of the eyes: Not shedding tears.
  11. 11. Of certain morbid conditions, in which there is entire or comparative absence of moisture; as, dry gangrene; dry catarrh.
  12. 12. Destitute of that which interests or amuses; barren; unembellished; jejune; plain.
  13. 13. Characterized by a quality somewhat severe, grave, or hard; hence, sharp; keen; shrewd; quaint; as, a dry tone or manner; dry wit.
  14. 14. Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of execution, or the want of a delicate contour in form, and of easy transition in coloring.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. To grow dry; to become free from wetness, moisture, or juice; as, the road dries rapidly.
  17. 17. To shrivel or wither; to lose vitality.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. To evaporate wholly; to be exhaled; - said of moisture, or a liquid; - sometimes with up; as, the stream dries, or dries up.
  20. 20. Dryly.
  21. 21. To make dry.
  22. 22. Without moisture; without rain; not giving milk; uninteresting; precise; sarcastic.

dry - examples of usage

  1. Stew it till dry.
  2. Then take them out to drain and dry.
  3. The country's awful dry," he added quietly. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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