dry dry  /d ˈraɪ/


  1. (adj) unproductive especially of the expected results
  2. (adj) having no adornment or coloration
  3. (adj) (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
  4. (adj) having a large proportion of strong liquor
  5. (adj) lacking warmth or emotional involvement
  6. (adj) practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
  7. (n) a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  8. (v) remove the moisture from and make dry
  9. (v) become dry or drier
  10. (adj) free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
  11. (adj) humorously sarcastic or mocking
  12. (adj) lacking moisture or volatile components
  13. (adj) opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
  14. (adj) not producing milk
  15. (adj) (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
  16. (adj) without a mucous or watery discharge
  17. (adj) not shedding tears
  18. (adj) lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
  19. (adj) used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones


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  1. Kitchen Carvery A chef at El Capricho restaurant carefully cuts the hand reared oxen after three months of dry aging.
  2. Throughout Europe the dry aspect of the Hoover victory continues to set best minds powerfully a-pondering.
  3. American prosperity has always been driven by the steady supply of dry, habitable dwellings.


  1. Dry pet food recalled due to salmonella

    Concerns over possible salmonella in dry pet food prompted a voluntary recall, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Las Vegas

  2. Dry and comfortable through the end of the work week

    Dry and comfortable through the end of the work week
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Providence Journal

  3. Dry weather influences wheat harvest

    Dry spring weather has brought mixed results for California wheat farmers. Lack of rainfall has reduced yields for farmers who grow wheat without irrigation. But the dry weather has also reduced damage from a moisture-related plant disease that has hurt wheat crops in the past.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: California Farm Bureau Federation


  1. "Well, there's a lot of crying in our locker room, a lot of people who care. I don't think there was a dry eye," Rivers said. "A lot of hugs, a lot of people feeling awful. That's a good thing, it means everybody cared."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Doc Rivers Source: ESPN

  2. "We have had three things come together -- very dry areas, very hot weather and a lot of wind. This makes the perfect storm for fire," Schwarzenegger said at Lake Arrowhead, where blazes threatened two nearby mountain communities.
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Reuters

  3. Her Charlie's Angels co-star Kate Jackson said, "Farrah showed immense courage and grace throughout her illness and was an inspiration to those around her: I will remember her kindness, her cutting dry wit and, of course, her beautiful smile: when...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Kate Jackson Source: Twirlit

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