Dew meaning

do͝o, dyo͝o
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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.

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To wet with or as if with dew.
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The condensation formed, usually during the night, on lawns, cars, etc. as a result of relatively warm air contacting a cool surface.
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Water droplets condensed from the air, usually at night, onto cool surfaces.
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(old poet.) To wet with or as with dewdrops; bedew.
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Water droplets condensed from the air, usually at night, onto cool surfaces near the ground. Dew forms when the temperature of the surfaces falls below the dew point of the surrounding air, usually due to radiational cooling.
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Distant Early Warning.
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Something moist, fresh, pure, or renewing.
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Moisture, as in the form of tears or perspiration, that appears in small drops.
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Anything regarded as refreshing, gently falling, pure, etc., like dew.
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Any moisture in small drops, as perspiration.
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Origin of dew

  • Middle English deu from Old English dēaw dheu-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition