A dew covered leaf.
Dew is defined as the liquid that condenses during the night on surfaces and plants when warm air touches a cool surface.
An example of dew is the liquid that drips off of blades of grass in the morning.
- the condensation formed, usually during the night, on lawns, cars, etc. as a result of relatively warm air contacting a cool surface
- anything regarded as refreshing, gently falling, pure, etc., like dew
- any moisture in small drops, as perspiration
Origin of dewMiddle English from Old English deaw, akin to German tau from Indo-European base an unverified form dheu-, to run from source Sanskrit dh?vati, a spring, brook
Old Poet. to wet with or as with dewdrops; bedew
- Water droplets condensed from the air, usually at night, onto cool surfaces.
- Something moist, fresh, pure, or renewing: “The timely dew of sleep / … inclines / Our eye-lids” ( John Milton )
- Moisture, as in the form of tears or perspiration, that appears in small drops.
transitive verbdewed, dew·ing, dews
To wet with or as if with dew.
Origin of dewMiddle English deu from Old English dēaw ; see dheu-1 in Indo-European roots.