Definition from zikkir, the free dictionary
- Free from liquid or moisture.
- (chemistry) Free of water in any state; anhydrous
- (of an alcoholic beverage) Lacking sugar or low in sugar; not sweet.
- Maintaining temperance; void or abstinent from alcoholic beverages.
- (of a person or joke) Subtly humorous, yet without mirth.
- (of a scientist or his laboratory) Not working with chemical or biological matter, but, rather, doing computations.
Adverbs for Dry
terribly; painfully; horribly; intolerably; unbearably; unprofitably; unproductively; treelersly; dustily; torridly; hopelessly; desperately; heartbreakingly; destructively; insupportably; feverishly; parchedly.
Synonyms for Dry
- (free from liquid or moisture): arid, parched
- stale, barren, sear, moistless, thirsty, watertight, dull, tedious, uninteresting, meagre, juiceless, vapid, prosy, hard, jejune, severe, cynical, sneering, sarcastic.
Antonyms for Dry
- (free from liquid or moisture): wet
- (abstinent from alcohol): wet
- (of a scientist or lab: doing computation): wet
- moist, damp, soggy, soaked, oozing, watery, saturated, muddy, humid, dripping, juicy, interesting.
Terms derived from dry (adjective)
free from liquid or moisture
free of water in any state
to become dry
to make dry
- IPA: /dryː/
- a sorcerer or magician
- Hi woldon forbærnan ðone dry. —Ælfric’s Homilies, vol. 1. (‘They would burn the sorceror.’)