Definition of Dry


  • a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages


  • become dry or drier
    "The laundry dries in the sun"
    - dry out
  • remove the moisture from and make dry
    "dry clothes"
    "dry hair"
    - dry out


  • practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
    "he's been dry for ten years"
    "no thank you
    I happen to be teetotal"
  • lacking warmth or emotional involvement
    "a dry greeting"
    "a dry reading of the lines"
    "a dry critique"
  • having a large proportion of strong liquor
    "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
  • (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
    "dry toast"
    "dry meat"
  • having no adornment or coloration
    "dry facts"
    "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
  • unproductive especially of the expected results
    "a dry run"
    "a mind dry of new ideas"
  • used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones
    "dry weight"
  • 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"- John Mason Brown
  • not shedding tears
    "dry sobs"
    "with dry eyes"
  • without a mucous or watery discharge
    "a dry cough"
    "that rare thing in the wintertime
    a small child with a dry nose"
  • (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
    "a dry white burgundy"
    "a dry Bordeaux"
  • not producing milk
    "a dry cow"
  • opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
    "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"
    "a dry state"
  • lacking moisture or volatile components
    "dry paint"
  • 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"
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble dry

1 unscramble word found using the letters dry.