Definitions for dry

Definitions for (noun) dry

Main entry: dry, prohibitionist

Definition: a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages

Definitions for (verb) dry

Main entry: dry, dry out

Definition: remove the moisture from and make dry

Usage: dry clothes; dry hair

Main entry: dry, dry out

Definition: become dry or drier

Usage: The laundry dries in the sun

Definitions for (adj) dry

Main entry: dry, teetotal

Definition: practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages

Usage: he's been dry for ten years; no thank you; I happen to be teetotal

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Definition: lacking warmth or emotional involvement

Usage: a dry greeting; a dry reading of the lines; a dry critique

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Definition: having a large proportion of strong liquor

Usage: a very dry martini is almost straight gin

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Definition: without a mucous or watery discharge

Usage: a dry cough; that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose

Main entry: dry, wry, ironic, ironical

Definition: humorously sarcastic or mocking

Usage: dry humor; an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely; an ironic novel; an ironical smile; with a wry Scottish wit

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Definition: (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish

Usage: dry toast; dry meat

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Definition: having no adornment or coloration

Usage: dry facts; rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner

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Definition: unproductive especially of the expected results

Usage: a dry run; a mind dry of new ideas

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Definition: used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones

Usage: dry weight

Main entry: juiceless, dry

Definition: lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless

Usage: a dry book; a dry lecture filled with trivial details; dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated John Mason Brown

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Definition: (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation

Usage: a dry white burgundy; a dry Bordeaux

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Definition: not shedding tears

Usage: dry sobs; with dry eyes

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Definition: free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet

Usage: dry land; dry clothes; a dry climate; dry splintery boards; a dry river bed; the paint is dry

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Definition: not producing milk

Usage: a dry cow

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Definition: opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages

Usage: the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers; a dry state

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Definition: lacking moisture or volatile components

Usage: dry paint

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