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"
7.Definition: lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
"A dry book", "A dry lecture filled with trivial details"
8.Definition: lacking moisture or volatile components
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"
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
16.Definition: without a mucous or watery discharge
"A dry cough", "That rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"