What is dry?

  • (adj): Used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones.
    Example: "Dry weight"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Dry or dryness denotes a lack of water. It may also refer to

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Dry Punch
... A dry lunch is meteorological slang for a synoptic scale or mesoscale process ... A dry lunch at the surface results in a dry line bulge ... A dry punch aloft above an area of moist air at low levels often increases the potential for severe weather ...
African Silverbill - Distribution and Habitat
... thorn bush, and grasslands with acacias or dry grassland ... It may also be found in cultivated areas and dry grassland ... It is by nature a bird of dry country ...
Masala Chai - Outside India - Tea-based Mixes and Concentrates
... Dry powdered or granular mixes similar to instant coffee are also commercially available ... Both dry instant mixes and liquid concentrates can be replicated at home ... powdered spices, sugar, and (if desired for convenience and texture) dry nonfat milk and dry non-dairy creamer the result can be mixed with hot water to produce a form of instant chai masala ...
Cooking Oil - Types of Oils and Their Characteristics - Comparison To Other Types of Food
40 22 Pizza, sausage 20 ... Pizza, cheese 5 ... Nuts Almonds dry roasted 21 ... Cashews dry roasted 17 ... Macadamia dry roasted 2 ... Peanut dry roasted 14 50 ...
Mazatlán - Climate
... climate regime of the municipality of Mazatlán is transitional Tropical wet and dry (Köppen climate classification Aw), with a marked dry season in the winter however, as it is at ...

More definitions of "dry":

  • (adj): Having no adornment or coloration.
    Example: "Dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
  • (adj): Unproductive especially of the expected results.
    Example: "A dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
  • (verb): Remove the moisture from and make dry.
    Example: "Dry clothes"; "dry hair"
    Synonyms: dry out
  • (verb): Become dry or drier.
    Synonyms: dry out
  • (adj): Opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages.
    Example: "The dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"
  • (adj): (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish.
    Example: "Dry toast"; "dry meat"
  • (adj): Practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages.
    Example: "He's been dry for ten years"
    Synonyms: teetotal
  • (adj): Having a large proportion of strong liquor.
    Example: "A very dry martini is almost straight gin"
  • (adj): Humorously sarcastic or mocking.
    Example: "Dry humor"
    Synonyms: ironic, ironical, wry
  • (noun): A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages.
    Synonyms: prohibitionist
  • (adj): Suffering from fluid deprivation.
    Example: "His mouth was dry"
  • (adj): Not shedding tears.
    Example: "Dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
  • (adj): Lacking warmth or emotional involvement.
    Example: "A dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
  • (adj): (of wines) not sweet because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation.
    Example: "A dry white burgundy"
  • (adj): Lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless.
    Example: "A dry book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"
    Synonyms: juiceless
  • (adj): Without a mucous or watery discharge.
    Example: "A dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
  • (adj): Free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet.
    Example: "Dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"
  • (adj): Not producing milk.
    Example: "A dry cow"

Famous quotes containing the word dry:

    The tragedy of bold, forthright, industrious people is that they act so continuously without much thinking, that it becomes dry and empty.
    Brenda Ueland (1891–1985)

    I am renewed by death, thought of my death,
    The dry scent of a dying garden in September,
    The wind fanning the ash of a low fire.
    What I love is near at hand,
    Always, in earth and air.
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    You watched and you saw what happened and in the accumulation of episodes you saw the pattern: Daddy ruled the roost, called the shots, made the money, made the decisions, so you signed up on his side, and fifteen years later when the women’s movement came along with its incendiary manifestos telling you to avoid marriage and motherhood, it was as if somebody put a match to a pile of dry kindling.
    Anne Taylor Fleming (20th century)