a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
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"
dry, ironic, ironical, wry(adj)
humorously sarcastic or mocking
"dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
lacking moisture or volatile components
opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
"the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"
not producing milk
"a dry cow"
(of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
"a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux"
without a mucous or watery discharge
"a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
not shedding tears
"dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
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
used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones
unproductive especially of the expected results
"a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
having no adornment or coloration
"dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
(of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
"dry toast"; "dry meat"
having a large proportion of strong liquor
"a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
lacking warmth or emotional involvement
"a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
"he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"
dry, dry out(verb)
remove the moisture from and make dry
"dry clothes"; "dry hair"
dry, dry out(verb)
become dry or drier
"The laundry dries in the sun"
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
of vegetable matter: Free from juices or sap; not succulent; not green; as, dry wood or hay
of animals: Not giving milk; as, the cow is dry
of persons: Thirsty; needing drink
of the eyes: Not shedding tears
of certain morbid conditions, in which there is entire or comparative absence of moisture; as, dry gangrene; dry catarrh
destitute of that which interests or amuses; barren; unembellished; jejune; plain
characterized by a quality somewhat severe, grave, or hard; hence, sharp; keen; shrewd; quaint; as, a dry tone or manner; dry wit
exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of execution, or the want of a delicate contour in form, and of easy transition in coloring
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
to grow dry; to become free from wetness, moisture, or juice; as, the road dries rapidly
to evaporate wholly; to be exhaled; -- said of moisture, or a liquid; -- sometimes with up; as, the stream dries, or dries up
to shrivel or wither; to lose vitality
Origin: [OE. drue, druye, drie, AS. dryge; akin to LG. drge, D. droog, OHG. trucchan, G. trocken, Icel. draugr a dry log. Cf. Drought, Drouth, 3d Drug.]
Dry is the debut studio album by English alternative rock musician PJ Harvey, released on 30 March 1992 on Too Pure Records. The album was recorded at The Icehouse, a local studio in Yeovil, United Kingdom. The first 5000 LPs and first 1000 CDs included demo versions of the album's tracks and Dry was subsequently released in the United States on Indigo Records in the US. Both versions were released in 1992.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
drī, adj. free from, deficient in, moisture, sap: not green: not giving milk: thirsty: uninteresting: (obs.) hard: frigid, precise: free from sweetness and fruity flavour (of wines, &c.).—v.t. to free from water or moisture: to exhaust.—v.i. to become dry, to evaporate entirely—both used also with prep. up:—pr.p. dry′ing; pa.p. dried.—n. and adj. Dry′asdust, the pretended editor or introducer of some of Scott's novels—a synonym for a dull and pedantic though learned person.—v.t. Dry′-beat (Shak.), to beat severely, or so as to be dry.—ns. Dry′-bob, a slang name used at Eton for boys who play cricket, football, &c.—opp. to the Wet-bob, who makes rowing his recreation; Dry′-dock (see Dock).—adj. Dry′-eyed, tearless.—n. Dry′-foot (Shak.), like a dog which pursues game by the scent of its foot.—n.pl. Dry′-goods, drapery, &c., as distinguished from groceries, hardware, &c.—n. Dry′-light, a clear, unobstructed light: an unprejudiced view.—advs. Dry′ly, Drī′ly.—ns. Dry′-meas′ure (see Measure); Dry′ness; Dry′-nurse, a nurse who feeds a child without milk from the breast; Dry′-plate, a sensitised photographic plate, with which a picture may be made without the preliminary use of a bath; Dry′-point, a sharp needle by which fine lines are drawn in copperplate engraving; Dry′-rot, a decay of timber caused by fungi which reduce it to a dry, brittle mass: (fig.) a concealed decay or degeneration.—v.t. Dry′-salt, to cure meat by salting and drying.—ns. Dry′salter, a dealer in gums, dyes, drugs, &c.: (obs.) or in salted or dry meats, pickles, &c.; Dry′saltery.—adj. Dry′-shod, without wetting the shoes or feet.—n. Dry′-steam, steam containing no unevaporated water.—adj. Dry′-stone, built of stone without mortar, as some walls.—n. Dry′-stove, a kind of hot-house for preserving the plants of dry, warm climates.—Cut and dried (see Cut).—High and dry (see High). [A.S. dr['y]ge; cf. Dut. droog, Ger. trocken.]
Used to describe a piece of clothing or substance that has not got water or moisture in it.
If the clothes are dry - they have not got water or moisture in them. If a food product is dry it has not got water or moisture in it e.g. dried powdered milk or oatmeal.
In meterology it is a day or period of time where there is not an amount of humidity or rain in the atmosphere.
After a few days of rain we all welcome a dry day or period of time where it is dry.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'DRY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1989
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'DRY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1620
Rank popularity for the word 'DRY' in Verbs Frequency: #587
Rank popularity for the word 'DRY' in Adjectives Frequency: #242
The numerical value of DRY in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of DRY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry. (Les Miserables)
Some people are so dry that you might soak them in a joke for a month and it would not get through their skins.
Keep water out of the ear if at all possible, dry the ear after swimming with the edge of a towel or blow dry. You can also use alcohol drops.
Studies have shown that dry eye significantly impacts patients’ quality of life, if untreated, more severe cases of dry eye can result in vision loss due to corneal scarring.
Studies have shown that dry eye significantly impacts patients ’ quality of life, if untreated, more severe cases of dry eye can result in vision loss due to corneal scarring.
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Translations for DRY
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- جفف, جاف, يبسArabic
- сух, изсъхвам, съхна, изсушавам, сушаBulgarian
- eixugar, assecar, sec, eixutCatalan, Valencian
- schnout, suchýCzech
- sych, sychuWelsh
- trocknen, trockenGerman
- στεγνός, άνυδρος, ξηρόςGreek
- secarse, enjugar, secar, secoSpanish
- kuivatama, kuivama, kuivEstonian
- kuivaa, vedetön, kuivua, absoluuttinen, kuiva, kuivattaa, kuivataFinnish
- sécher, sec, faire sécherFrench
- droechWestern Frisian
- tioramScottish Gaelic
- secar, secoGalician
- התייבש, ייבש, יָבֵשׁHebrew
- szárít, száraz, száradHungarian
- չորացնել, չորանալ, չորArmenian
- þurr, þurrka, þornaIcelandic
- inaridire, essiccare, secco, rinsecchire, asciugare, asciugarsi, asciuttoItalian
- 乾かす, 乾く, 拭くJapanese
- მშრალი, გამშრალიGeorgian
- 건, 말리다, 마른, 마르다Korean
- وشک کردن, وشک بوون, وشکKurdish
- exsuco, sicco, siccusLatin
- dréchnen, dréchenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- džiūti, išdžiūti, sausas, džiovintiLithuanian
- žūt, izžūt, sauss, žāvētLatvian
- droge, drogen, droog, droog wordenDutch
- yíłtseiiNavajo, Navaho
- secar, sec, assecarOccitan
- wysychać, suchy, osuszaćPolish
- seco, enxugar, secarPortuguese
- ch'akichiy, ch'akiyQuechua
- sitg, shetg, segar, setg, seccar, sech, sechar, secher, secRomansh
- arid, usca, deshidratat, uscat, secRomanian
- сушить, сухой, вытереть, высохнуть, сохнуть, вытирать, высыхать, высушитьRussian
- су̑х, sȗhSerbo-Croatian
- i thatëAlbanian
- torka, torr, vit, torrlagdSwedish
- ఆరబెట్టు, పొడి, ఆరిపోవుTelugu
- kuru, quruTurkish
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