Adjective Definition

dry

1.Definition: (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish

"Dry toast", "Dry meat"


2.Definition: (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation

"A dry white burgundy", "A dry Bordeaux"


3.Definition: 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"


4.Definition: having a large proportion of strong liquor

"A very dry martini is almost straight gin"


5.Definition: having no adornment or coloration

"Dry facts", "Rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"


6.Definition: humorously sarcastic or mocking

"Dry humor"

Related Adjective(s):ironic, ironical, wry


7.Definition: lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless

"A dry book", "A dry lecture filled with trivial details"

Related Adjective(s):juiceless


8.Definition: lacking moisture or volatile components

"Dry paint"


9.Definition: lacking warmth or emotional involvement

"A dry greeting", "A dry reading of the lines", "A dry critique"


10.Definition: not producing milk

"A dry cow"


11.Definition: not shedding tears

"Dry sobs", "With dry eyes"


12.Definition: opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages

"The dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers", "A dry state"


13.Definition: practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages

"He's been dry for ten years"

Related Adjective(s):teetotal


14.Definition: unproductive especially of the expected results

"A dry run", "A mind dry of new ideas"


15.Definition: used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones

"Dry weight"


16.Definition: without a mucous or watery discharge

"A dry cough", "That rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"




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