Presented a dry critique.
The paint is dry.
The dry facts.
A mind dry of new ideas.
Laundry dried by the sun.
The sheets dried quickly in the sun.
A dry summer.
- Arid; withered.
- Empty of water or other liquid.
A dry cow.
A dry cough.
A dry town.
A dry interview.
A dry lecture.
A dry death.
Dry alcohol is 200 proof.
A very dry lecture on archaeology.
The clothes dried on the line.
Devin dried her eyes with a handkerchief.
Their sources of income dried up.
The stream of chatter dried up.
An example of dry is chapped lips, dry lips.
An example of dry is dishes that have been sitting in a dish drainer overnight, dry dishes.
Changed to dry clothes.
A dry martini.
Dry toast; dry meat.
A dry lecture filled with trivial details.
A dry county.
- to make or become thoroughly dry
- to withdraw from addiction to alcohol or a narcotic
- to make or become thoroughly dry; parch or wither
- to make or become unproductive, uncreative, etc.
- to stop talking: used in the imperative
- immature; inexperienced; naive
Origin of dry
- Middle English drie from Old English drȳge
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English drye, drie, dri, drige, dryge, drüȝe, Old English drȳġe (“dry; parched, withered”), from Proto-Germanic *drūgiz, *draugiz (“dry, hard”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰerǵʰ- (“to strengthen; become hard”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer- (“to hold, support”). Cognate with Scots dry, drey (“dry”), North Frisian drüg, driig, drüüg, dröög, drüch (“dry”), Saterland Frisian druuch (“dry”), West Frisian droech (“dry”), Dutch droog (“dry”), Low German dreuge, dröög, drög, drege, dree (“dry”), German trocken (“dry”), Icelandic draugur (“a dry log”). Related also to West Frisian drege (“long-lasting”), Danish drøj (“tough”), Swedish dryg (“lasting, hard”), Icelandic drjúgur (“ample, long”), Latin firmus (“strong, firm, stable, durable”). See also drought, drain, dree.
- From Old English dryġan (“to dry”), from dryġe (“dry”)