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The Definition of - dry cell ()

    adjective, drier, driest.
    1.
    free from moisture or excess moisture; not moist; not wet:
    a dry towel; dry air.
    2.
    having or characterized by little or no rain:
    a dry climate; the dry season.
    3.
    characterized by absence, deficiency, or failure of natural or ordinary moisture.
    4.
    not under, in, or on water:
    It was good to be on dry land.
    5.
    not now containing or yielding water or other liquid; depleted or empty of liquid:
    The well is dry.
    6.
    not yielding milk:
    a dry cow.
    7.
    free from tears:
    dry eyes.
    8.
    drained or evaporated away:
    a dry river.
    9.
    desiring drink; thirsty:
    He was so dry he could hardly speak.
    10.
    causing thirst:
    dry work.
    11.
    served or eaten without butter, jam, etc.:
    dry toast.
    12.
    (of cooked food) lacking enough moisture or juice to be satisfying or succulent.
    13.
    (of bread and bakery products) stale.
    14.
    of or relating to nonliquid substances or commodities:
    dry measure; dry provisions.
    15.
    (of wines) not sweet.
    16.
    1. made with dry vermouth:
      a dry Manhattan.
    2. made with relatively little dry vermouth:
      a dry martini.
    17.
    characterized by or favoring prohibition of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic liquors for use in beverages:
    a dry state.
    18.
    (of British biscuits) not sweet.
    19.
    plain; bald; unadorned:
    dry facts.
    20.
    dull; uninteresting:
    a dry subject.
    21.
    expressed in a straight-faced, matter-of-fact way:
    dry humor.
    22.
    indifferent; cold; unemotional:
    a dry answer.
    23.
    unproductive:
    The greatest of artists have dry years.
    24.
    (of lumber) fully seasoned.
    25.
    Building Trades.
    1. (of masonry construction) built without fresh mortar or cement.
    2. (of a wall, ceiling, etc., in an interior) finished without the use of fresh plaster.
    26.
    Ceramics.
    1. unglazed.
    2. insufficiently glazed.
    27.
    Art. hard and formal in outline, or lacking mellowness and warmth in color.
    verb (used with object), dried, drying.
    28.
    to make dry; free from moisture:
    to dry the dishes.
    verb (used without object), dried, drying.
    29.
    to become dry; lose moisture.
    noun, plural drys, dries.
    30.
    a prohibitionist.
    31.
    a dry place, area, or region.
    Verb phrases
    32.
    dry out,
    1. to make or become completely dry.
    2. to undergo or cause to undergo detoxification from consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol.
    33.
    dry up,
    1. to make or become completely dry.
    2. to cease to exist; evaporate.
    3. Informal. to stop talking.
    4. (in acting) to forget one's lines or part.
    Idioms
    34.
    not dry behind the ears, immature; unsophisticated:
    Adult responsibilities were forced on him, although he was still not dry behind the ears.

Word Example of - dry cell

    Example Sentences for dry

    I have already told you that the dry sand had, as it were, mummified the body.

    I took off my wet clothes, put on a dry shirt, and got into bed.

    But he has a dry humor which comes out when you know him well, of which I did not suspect him.

    It was but a short distance, and the party were soon on the dry land.

    Nor did he move when Nest brought the armful of dry clothes.

    Maud, with white lips and cheeks, but with dry eyes, followed.

    But there is a good wholesome smell of dry leaves and fresh earth.

    Get bathed and put on your dry clothes and be ready for the feed.

    He had not known before how hot and dry his throat had become.

    Those who step into the brook must run home to put on dry stockings.

Word Origin & History of - dry cell

    Word Origin & History

    dry O.E. dryge (adj.), drygan (v.), from P.Gmc. *draugiz. Of humor, 1540s; of places prohibiting alcoholic drink, 1870 (but dry feast, one at which no liquor is served, is from late 15c.). Related: Dried; drily. Of the two noun spellings, drier is the older (1520s), while dryer (1874) was first used of machines. Dry goods (1708) were those measured out in dry, not liquid, measure. Dry land (that not under the sea) is from early 13c. Dry out in the drug addiction sense is from 1967. Dry up "stop talking" is 1853.

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