drier vs dryer :

drier vs dryer

drier or dryer

Dryer is an appliance that dries water or humidity from clothing or hair by accelerating evaporation through heat.

"I need to buy a new hair dryer, the old got broken."

Drier is an adjective which is used to compare wetness of two objects.

"You should use a dryer to make your beach clothes drier."



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Definitions

  • n  a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
  • n  an appliance that removes moisture
  • a  free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
  • s  humorously sarcastic or mocking
  • a  lacking moisture or volatile components
  • a  opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
  • a  not producing milk
  • a  (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
  • a  without a mucous or watery discharge; a small child with a dry nose"
  • s  not shedding tears
  • s  lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
  • s  used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones
  • s  unproductive especially of the expected results
  • s  having no adornment or coloration
  • s  (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
  • s  having a large proportion of strong liquor
  • s  lacking warmth or emotional involvement
  • s  practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; I happen to be teetotal"

  • n  an appliance that removes moisture
  • a  free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
  • s  humorously sarcastic or mocking
  • a  lacking moisture or volatile components
  • a  opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
  • a  not producing milk
  • a  (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
  • a  without a mucous or watery discharge; a small child with a dry nose"
  • s  not shedding tears
  • s  lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
  • s  used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones
  • s  unproductive especially of the expected results
  • s  having no adornment or coloration
  • s  (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
  • s  having a large proportion of strong liquor
  • s  lacking warmth or emotional involvement
  • s  practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; I happen to be teetotal"
News & Articles

  • Warmer, drier weather helps ND farmers
    BISMARCK - Warmer and drier weather across North Dakota last week allowed farmers to get the last of their crops planted.
    June 17, 2013 - The Fargo Forum
  • Warmer, drier weather helps N. Dakota farmers
    Warmer and drier weather across North Dakota last week allowed farmers to get the last of their crops planted.
    June 17, 2013 - KX TV North Dakota
  • Getting Hotter!
    A little drier, a little hotter! Sunshine and lighter winds will boost us into the upper 90s today. Just a few clouds Friday, although a weak front in EAST Texas may produce an isolated PM storm. A disturbance
    June 13, 2013 - FOX 4 News Dallas - Fort Worth