Definitions of dry

  1. To grow dry; to evaporate wholly; to be exhaled. To dry up, to deprive wholly of water; to wither; to suspend talking for want of matter.
  2. To make or become dry; evaporate; wither; often followed by up.
  3. To free from moisture or juice; stop the flow of; parch.
  4. To free from water or moisture: to exhaust.
  5. To make dry.
  6. To grow dry; to become free from wetness, moisture, or juice; as, the road dries rapidly.
  7. To shrivel or wither; to lose vitality.
  8. To lose or be deprived of moisture.
  9. To become dry: to become free from juice: to evaporate entirely:- pr. p. drying; pa. p. dried'.
  10. become dry or drier; " The laundry dries in the sun"
  11. remove the moisture from and make dry; " dry clothes"; " dry hair"
  12. To free from or deprive of water or moisture; to deprive of natural juice, sap, or greenness; to scorch or parch with thirst; to drain; to exhaust.
  13. To free from water or moisture, as by wiping; to lose moisture.
  14. Of vegetable matter: Free from juices or sap; not succulent; not green; as, dry wood or hay.
  15. Of animals: Not giving milk; as, the cow is dry.
  16. Of persons: Thirsty; needing drink.
  17. Of the eyes: Not shedding tears.
  18. Of certain morbid conditions, in which there is entire or comparative absence of moisture; as, dry gangrene; dry catarrh.
  19. Destitute of that which interests or amuses; barren; unembellished; jejune; plain.
  20. Characterized by a quality somewhat severe, grave, or hard; hence, sharp; keen; shrewd; quaint; as, a dry tone or manner; dry wit.
  21. Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of execution, or the want of a delicate contour in form, and of easy transition in coloring.
  22. 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.
  23. Driest.
  24. a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  25. Dryness.
  26. Drier.
  27. Dryly, drily.
  28. having a large proportion of strong liquor; " a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
  29. without a mucous or watery discharge; " a dry cough"; " that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
  30. suffering from fluid deprivation; " his mouth was dry"
  31. having no adornment or coloration; " dry facts"; " rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
  32. not producing milk; " a dry cow"
  33. used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; " dry weight"
  34. 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
  35. ( of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; " dry toast"; " dry meat"
  36. unproductive especially of the expected results; " a dry run"; " a mind dry of new ideas"
  37. ( of wines) not sweet because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; " a dry white burgundy"
  38. not shedding tears; " dry sobs"; " with dry eyes"
  39. 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"
  40. opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; " the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; " a dry state"
  41. 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.
  42. Free from moisture or wetness; not yielding juices; without interest; unintentionally humorous or quaint; without sweetness or fruity flavor; thirsty; solid, as opposed to liquid; as, dry measure.
  43. Free from moisture: deficient in moisture: without sap: not green: not giving milk: thirsty: uninteresting: frigid, precise.
  44. Dryly.
  45. Without moisture; without rain; not giving milk; uninteresting; precise; sarcastic.
  46. Lacking moisture; not fresh; not green.
  47. Lacking interest; lifeless; dull.
  48. Slyly jocose or satirical.
  49. Destitute of moisture; free from rain or mist; free from juice, sap, oraqueous matter; without tears; not giving milk; thirsty; jejune; without interest; severe; sarcastic; formally cold or precise; sharply or frigidly precise in execution, or wanting a delicate contour in form.
  50. Free from water or moisture; not rainy not juicy; arid; thirsty; barren; void of interest, as applied to persons; sarcastic; severe; humorous.