Dictionary Results for dry|
1. dry - noun
· a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
Hypernym(s): reformer, reformist, crusader, social_reformer, meliorist
2. dry - verb
· remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify
3. dry - verb
· become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"
4. dry - adjective
· 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"
5. dry - adjective
· 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"
Synonym(s): ironic, ironical, wry
6. dry - adjective
· lacking moisture or volatile components; "dry paint"
7. dry - adjective
· opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"
8. dry - adjective
· not producing milk; "a dry cow"
9. dry - adjective
· (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux"
10. dry - adjective
· without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
11. dry - adjective
· not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
12. dry - adjective
· 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
13. dry - adjective
· used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight"
14. dry - adjective
· unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
15. dry - adjective
· having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
16. dry - adjective
· (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat"
17. dry - adjective
· having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
18. dry - adjective
· lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
19. dry - adjective
· 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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