Webster 1913 Edition
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.
Of vegetable matter: Free from juices or sap; not succulent; not green;
drywood or hay
Of animals: Not giving milk;
as, the cow is.
Of persons: Thirsty; needing drink.
Of the eyes: Not shedding tears.
Of certain morbid conditions, in which there is entire or comparative absence of moisture; as, dry gangrene; dry catarrh.
Destitute of that which interests or amuses; barren; unembellished; jejune; plain.
These epistles will become less
dry, more susceptible of ornament.
Characterized by a quality somewhat severe, grave, or hard; hence, sharp; keen; shrewd; quaint;
drytone or manner;
He was rather a
dry, shrewd kind of body.
Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of execution, or the want of a delicate contour in form, and of easy transition in coloring.
a small open space reserved outside the foundation of a building to guard it from damp.–
A blow which inflicts no wound, and causes no effusion of blood.
A quick, sharp blow.–
Smithsonite, or carbonate of zinc; – a miner’s term.–
a kind of beaver; – called also–
pure unobstructed light; hence, a clear, impartial view.
a system of measures of volume for dry or coarse articles, by the bushel, peck, etc.–
a form of the Voltaic pile, constructed without the use of a liquid, affording a feeble current, and chiefly useful in the construction of electroscopes of great delicacy; – called also–
Zamboni's, from the names of the two earliest constructors of it.
a pipe which conducts dry steam from a boiler.–
a glass plate having a dry coating sensitive to light, upon which photographic negatives or pictures can be made, without moistening.–
the process of photographing with dry plates.–
An engraving made with the needle instead of the burin, in which the work is done nearly as in etching, but is finished without the use acid.
A print from such an engraving, usually upon paper.
The needle with which such an engraving is made.–
a rent reserved by deed, without a clause of distress.
a decay of timber, reducing its fibers to the condition of a dry powdery dust, often accompanied by the presence of a peculiar fungus (
Merulius lacrymans), which is sometimes considered the cause of the decay; but it is more probable that the real cause is the decomposition of the wood itself.
D. C. Eaton.Called also
sap rot, and, in the United States,
a hothouse adapted to preserving the plants of arid climates.
Brande & C.–
a vat, basket, or other receptacle for dry articles.–
that in which the saccharine matter and fermentation were so exactly balanced, that they have wholly neutralized each other, and no sweetness is perceptible; – opposed to
sweet wine, in which the saccharine matter is in excess.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
drugianto grow dry. See
To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any kind, and by any means; to exsiccate;
drythe eyes; to
dryone's tears; the wind
driesthe earth; to
drya wet cloth; to
To dry up.
To scorch or parch with thirst; to deprive utterly of water; to consume.
Their honorable men are famished, and their multitude
dried upwith thirst.
Is. v. 13.
To make to cease, as a stream of talk.–
To dry a cow, or
To dry up a cow
to cause a cow to cease secreting milk.
To grow dry; to become free from wetness, moisture, or juice;
as, the road.
To evaporate wholly; to be exhaled; – said of moisture, or a liquid; – sometimes with
as, the stream.
To shrivel or wither; to lose vitality.
And his hand, which he put forth against him,
driedup, so that he could not pull it in again to him.
I Kings xiii. 4.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Destitute of moisture; free from water or wetness; arid; not moist; as dry land; dry clothes.
2.Not rainy; free from rain or mist; as dry weather; a dry March or April.
3.Not juicy; free from juice, sap or aqueous matter; not green; as dry wood; dry stubble; dry hay; dry leaves.
4.Without tears; as dry eyes; dry mourning.
5.Not giving milk; as, the cow is dry.
6.Thirsty; craving drink.
7.Barren; jejune; plain; unembellished; destitute of pathos, or of that which amuses and interests; as a dry style; a dry subject; a dry discussion.
8.Severe; sarcastic; wiping; as a dry remark or repartee; a dry run.
9.Severe; wiping; as a dry blow; a dry basting. See the verb, which signifies properly to wipe, rub, scour.
10.Dry goods, in commerce, cloths, stuffs, silks, laces, ribbons, &c., in distinction from groceries.
1.To free from water, or from moisture of any kind, and by any means; originally by wiping, as to dry the eyes; to exsiccate.
2.To deprive of moisture by evaporation or exhalation; as, the sun dries a cloth; wind dries the earth.
3.To deprive of moisture by exposure to the sun or open air. We dry cloth in the sun.
4.To deprive of natural juice, sap or greenness; as, to dry hay or plants.
5.To scorch or parch with thirst; with up.
Their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Isaiah 5.
6.To deprive of water by draining; to drain; to exhaust; as, to dry a meadow.
To dry up, to deprive wholly of water.
1.To grow dry; to lose moisture; to become free from moisture or juice. The road dries fast in a clear windy day. Hay will dry sufficiently in two days.
2.To evaporate wholly; to be exhaled; sometimes with up; as, the stream dries or dries up.