Definition of "dew" []

  • Water droplets condensed from the air, usually at night, onto cool surfaces. (noun)
  • Something moist, fresh, pure, or renewing: "The timely dew of sleep/. . . inclines/Our eye-lids” ( John Milton). (noun)
  • Moisture, as in the form of tears or perspiration, that appears in small drops. (noun)
  • To wet with or as if with dew. (verb-transitive)
  • Drops of water condensed on a cool surface, esp at night, from vapour in the air (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (in combination) (noun)
  • Something like or suggestive of this, esp in freshness (noun)
  • Small drops of moisture, such as tears (noun)
  • To moisten with or as with dew (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dew" in a sentence
  • "This has not prevented many beauty products perpetuating ancient beliefs by using the word dew in their descriptions and labels."
  • "The light vapour floating around the surface so cooled is condensed upon it, and there accumulates to form the little pearly globe which we call a dew-drop."
  • "Christ fell to the ground as a corn of wheat (ch.xii. 24), and therefore was sown in a garden among the seeds, for his dew is as the dew of herbs, Isa. xxvi."