dry

Definitions


[drʌɪ], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- free from moisture or liquid; not wet or moist
(e.g: the jacket kept me warm and dry)

- (of information, writing, etc.) dully factual
(e.g: the dry facts of the matter)

- (of a joke or sense of humour) subtle and expressed in a matter-of-fact way
(e.g: he delighted his friends with a dry, covert sense of humour)

- prohibiting the sale or consumption of alcoholic drink
(e.g: the country is strictly dry, in accordance with Islamic law)

- (of an alcoholic drink) not sweet
(e.g: a dry, medium-bodied red wine)

- relating to political ‘dries’; rigidly monetarist.


Phrases:
- as dry as a bone
- as dry as dust
- come up dry
- there wasn't a dry eye in the house

Origin:
Old English drȳge (adjective), drȳgan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Middle Low German dröge, Dutch droog, and German trocken


[drʌɪ], (Verb)

Definitions:
- become dry
(e.g: allow 24 hours for the paint to dry)

- forget one's lines
(e.g: a colleague of mine once dried in the middle of a scene)


Phrases:
- as dry as a bone
- as dry as dust
- come up dry
- there wasn't a dry eye in the house

Origin:


[drʌɪ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the process or an instance of drying.

- a dry or covered place.

- a Conservative politician (especially in the 1980s) in favour of strict monetarist policies.

- a person in favour of the prohibition of alcohol
(e.g: evangelical dries had seen to it that the nearest bottle of whiskey was miles away)


Phrases:
- as dry as a bone
- as dry as dust
- come up dry
- there wasn't a dry eye in the house

Origin:




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