An arid climate.
A technically perfect but arid musical performance.
A desert is an example of an arid land.
Other Word Forms
Origin of arid
- Latin āridus from ārēre to be dry as- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Ultimately from the Latin term āridus (“dry, arid, parched”), confer its synonymous contracted form ardus. Originally from the verb āreo (“I am dry, I am parched”), akin to ārdeō (“I'm on fire, I burn”).