(noun.) a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages.

(verb.) remove the moisture from and make dry; 'dry clothes'; 'dry hair'.

(verb.) become dry or drier; 'The laundry dries in the sun'.

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

(adj.) lacking warmth or emotional involvement; 'a dry greeting'; 'a dry reading of the lines'; 'a dry critique' .

(adj.) having a large proportion of strong liquor; 'a very dry martini is almost straight gin' .

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

(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' .

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

(adj.) having no adornment or coloration; 'dry facts'; 'rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner' .

(adj.) unproductive especially of the expected results; 'a dry run'; 'a mind dry of new ideas' .

(adj.) used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; 'dry weight' .

(adj.) 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 .

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

(adj.) not shedding tears; 'dry sobs'; 'with dry eyes' .

(adj.) 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' .

(adj.) not producing milk; 'a dry cow' .

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

(adj.) lacking moisture or volatile components; 'dry paint' .

Checker: Sophia--From WordNet


(superl.) 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.

(superl.) Of vegetable matter: Free from juices or sap; not succulent; not green; as, dry wood or hay.

(superl.) Of animals: Not giving milk; as, the cow is dry.

(superl.) Of persons: Thirsty; needing drink.

(superl.) Of the eyes: Not shedding tears.

(superl.) Of certain morbid conditions, in which there is entire or comparative absence of moisture; as, dry gangrene; dry catarrh.

(superl.) Destitute of that which interests or amuses; barren; unembellished; jejune; plain.

(superl.) Characterized by a quality somewhat severe, grave, or hard; hence, sharp; keen; shrewd; quaint; as, a dry tone or manner; dry wit.

(superl.) Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of execution, or the want of a delicate contour in form, and of easy transition in coloring.

(a.) 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.

(v. i.) To grow dry; to become free from wetness, moisture, or juice; as, the road dries rapidly.

(v. i.) To evaporate wholly; to be exhaled; -- said of moisture, or a liquid; -- sometimes with up; as, the stream dries, or dries up.

(v. i.) To shrivel or wither; to lose vitality.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

a. [1]. Arid, not wet, not moist.[2]. Thirsty, craving drink.[3]. Uninteresting, barren, dull, jejune, meagre, tame, vapid, unembellished, plain.[4]. Sarcastic, severe, sly, keen, sharp.

v. a. Desiccate, exsiccate, free from moisture, make dry.

v. n. Become dry, lose moisture.

Typist: Ronald

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Arid, parched, moistureless, juiceless, barren, tame, sarcastic, vapid,lifeless, dull, tedious, uninteresting, monotonous

ANT:Moist, fresh, juicy, lively, entertaining

SYN:Drain, parch

ANT:Drench, moisten, wet

Checker: Stella


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). ge; cf. Dut. droog Ger. trocken.]

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