dryer dryer  /d ˈraɪ ər/


  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) an appliance that removes moisture
  8. (n) a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  9. (v) remove the moisture from and make dry
  10. (v) become dry or drier
  11. (adj) free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
  12. (adj) humorously sarcastic or mocking
  13. (adj) lacking moisture or volatile components
  14. (adj) opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
  15. (adj) not producing milk
  16. (adj) (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
  17. (adj) without a mucous or watery discharge
  18. (adj) not shedding tears
  19. (adj) lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
  20. (adj) used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones


Derived Word(s)


  1. When he grabbed his clothes from the dryer top, the first thing he noticed among his socks and boxers was a black thong.
  2. When they're clean, dry your clothes the natural way, by hanging them on a line rather than loading them in a dryer.
  3. Instead of using the clothes dryer, she hangs her wash outside and uses cold water in the washing machine.


  1. 9 displaced after dryer sparks house fire

    STANTON - A clothes dryer may have sparked a fire early Friday that resulted in about $130,000 in damage to a home, officials said.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Orange County Register

  2. Clothes dryer starts fire at Worcester Technical High School

    WORCESTER - A fire in a gas clothes dryer set off sprinklers and alarms at Worcester Technical High School Thursday night.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  3. Dryer catches fire at Worcester Voke school

    WORCESTER - A fire in a gas-powered clothes dryer set off sprinklers and alarms at Worcester Technical High School tonight.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette


  1. "We thought it was the right way to go at the time because it was getting dryer, but the grip-level was poor so I came in and switched to extreme (wet tires)," Hamilton said. "By the time I got out, it had begun to rain and I just missed the...
    on Sep 13, 2008 By: Lewis Hamilton Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I think if reverse swing came into it, he would very much come into it," Lee told reporters at the Oval here on Monday. "I have not been out to the middle to have a look but traditionally it has been a surface or a dryer surface that does...
    on Aug 17, 2009 By: Brett Lee Source: AFP

  3. "It just was wet," said Gordon, who according to NASCAR's rainout rules, will start second in Sunday's Auto Club 500 as the second-place finisher in 2007 owner points. "They would go through there with the jet dryer, and it just would...
    on Feb 23, 2008 By: Jeff Gordon Source: SportingNews.com

Word of the Day
affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /