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Definition of Dry

Dry

  1. 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.
  2. Of vegetable matter: Free from juices or sap; not succulent; not green; as, dry wood or hay.
  3. Of animals: Not giving milk; as, the cow is dry.
  4. Of persons: Thirsty; needing drink.
  5. Of the eyes: Not shedding tears.
  6. Of certain morbid conditions, in which there is entire or comparative absence of moisture; as, dry gangrene; dry catarrh.
  7. Destitute of that which interests or amuses; barren; unembellished; jejune; plain.
  8. Characterized by a quality somewhat severe, grave, or hard; hence, sharp; keen; shrewd; quaint; as, a dry tone or manner; dry wit.
  9. Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of execution, or the want of a delicate contour in form, and of easy transition in coloring.
  10. 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.
  11. To grow dry; to become free from wetness, moisture, or juice; as, the road dries rapidly.
  12. To evaporate wholly; to be exhaled; -- said of moisture, or a liquid; -- sometimes with up; as, the stream dries, or dries up.
  13. To shrivel or wither; to lose vitality.

Dry Quotations

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode? - Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode?
Langston Hughes

A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.
Joseph Stalin

The software program for motherhood is impossible to fully download into the male brain. You give them two tasks and they're like, 'I have to change the baby and get the dry cleaning?'
Allison Pearson

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
Clement Clarke Moore

Life has evolved to thrive in environments that are extreme only by our limited human standards: in the boiling battery acid of Yellowstone hot springs, in the cracks of permanent ice sheets, in the cooling waters of nuclear reactors, miles beneath the Earth's crust, in pure salt crystals, and inside the rocks of the dry valleys of Antarctica.
Jill Tarter
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Dry Translations

dry in Afrikaans is dor, droog
dry in Dutch is dor, droog
dry in Finnish is kuiva
dry in German is trocken, trocken, abtrocknen
dry in Italian is asciutto, asciugare, asciugare, secco
dry in Latin is siccus
dry in Portuguese is seco
dry in Spanish is seco, arido, arido, secar
dry in Swedish is torr, torka
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