Definition of DRY

noun : DRY

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : DRY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair" ;

  • 2. (

    ) become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun" ;

Adjective : DRY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) lacking moisture or volatile components; "dry paint" ;

  • 4. (

    ) opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state" ;

  • 5. (

    ) not producing milk; "a dry cow" ;

  • 6. (

    ) (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux" ;

  • 7. (

    ) without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose" ;

  • 8. (

    ) not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes" ;

  • 9. (

    ) 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 ;

  • 10. (

    ) used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight" ;

  • 11. (

    ) unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas" ;

  • 12. (

    ) having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner" ;

  • 13. (

    ) (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat" ;

  • 14. (

    ) having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin" ;

  • 15. (

    ) lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique" ;

  • 16. (

    ) practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal" ;


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