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1. dry

adjective. ['ˈdraɪ'] free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet.

Synonyms

  • semiarid
  • thirsty
  • bone dry
  • bone-dry
  • wetness
  • shrivelled
  • adust
  • dried-out
  • dried-up
  • dry-shod
  • rainless
  • desiccated
  • semi-dry
  • waterless
  • dried
  • scorched
  • sere
  • withered
  • baked
  • air-dry
  • sear
  • air-dried
  • arid
  • parched
  • kiln-dried
  • shriveled

Antonyms

  • wet
  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word dry


1. Verb, base form
Paint a coat of matched high-gloss oil over the primer, and allow it to dry for 24 hours.

2. Adjective
Make sure the surface is completely dry before painting.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Wring out as much of the water as you can until the towel is 80 to 90 percent dry.

Quotes containing the word dry


1. What you see on stage is pretty much the way I am... a dry sense of humor.
- Bob Newhart

2. I tend to like dry humor.
- Dan Scanlon

3. I'm very confident that Nick Hornby always gets it right as a writer. He has the vernacular and passion. He is adroit and dry, and balances humor with the humanity of life.
- Pierce Brosnan

2. dry-eyed

adjective. free from tears.

Synonyms

  • tearless

Antonyms

  • dryness
  • wet

3. dry

verb. ['ˈdraɪ'] remove the moisture from and make dry.

Synonyms

  • dry up
  • drip-dry
  • alter
  • parch
  • rough-dry
  • desiccate
  • dry out
  • air
  • tumble dry
  • change
  • dehumidify
  • blow-dry
  • spin-dry
  • exsiccate
  • spray-dry
  • sear
  • modify

Antonyms

  • wet
  • decontaminate
  • clean
  • unstring

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. dry

verb. ['ˈdraɪ'] become dry or drier.

Synonyms

  • run dry
  • scorch
  • change

Antonyms

  • stabilize
  • better
  • assimilate
  • stiffen

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. dry

adjective. ['ˈdraɪ'] humorously sarcastic or mocking.

Synonyms

  • ironical
  • humourous
  • ironic
  • wry

Antonyms

  • increased
  • blond
  • lively
  • fresh

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. dry

noun. ['ˈdraɪ'] a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages.

Synonyms

  • prohibitionist
  • reformer
  • social reformer
  • meliorist
  • reformist

Antonyms

  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise
  • transitivize

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. dry

adjective. ['ˈdraɪ'] practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; I happen to be teetotal".

Synonyms

  • teetotal

Antonyms

  • untempered
  • undesirous

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. dry

adjective. ['ˈdraɪ'] lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless.

Synonyms

  • juiceless
  • unexciting

Antonyms

  • hydrate
  • ironed
  • nonwashable

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. dry

adjective. ['ˈdraɪ'] lacking warmth or emotional involvement.

Antonyms

  • nonabsorbent

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. dry

adjective. ['ˈdraɪ'] having a large proportion of strong liquor.

Antonyms

  • fat

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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