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Definition of "dry" []

  • Free from liquid or moisture: changed to dry clothes. (adjective)
  • Having or characterized by little or no rain: a dry climate. (adjective)
  • Marked by the absence of natural or normal moisture: a dry month. (adjective)
  • Not under water: dry land. (adjective)
  • Having all the water or liquid drained away, evaporated, or exhausted: a dry river. (adjective)

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.

Use "dry" in a sentence
  • "You can dry them by shaking them up lightly in a large clean cloth, and you can spread them out and let them get _dry_ an hour or two before they are dressed."
  • "Of the 1,919.9 lbs. of ash in the acre of clover-roots and stubble, there are 1,429.4 lbs. of sand, clay, etc. But even after deducting this amount of impurities from a gross total of dry matter per acre, we still have 7,492.2 lbs. of dry roots and stubble per acre, or nearly 3¼ tons of _dry_ roots per acre."
  • "-- Take a yard of flannel, fold it in three widths, then dip it in very hot water, wring it out tolerably dry, and apply it evenly and neatly round and round the bowels; over this, and to keep it in its place, and to keep in the moisture, put on a _dry_ flannel bandage, four yards long and four inches wide."