- arias sánchez, oscar,
- arias-stella phenomenon,
- arias-stella reaction,
- arid zone,
- aridity index
Origin of arid
Examples from the Web for arid
Some parts were arid, nearly barren, others green and fertile.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His papers are voluminous but arid, nothing of the man comes through.
Anguilla is an arid, flat Caribbean island surrounded on all sides by seawater.Sun+Water= High Tech Caribbean Luxury At The Cusinart Resort|The Daily Beast|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Media people, always on perpetual deadline, can adapt even to the most arid surroundings.Tropical Storm Isaac Sidelines Media Elite at the Republican Convention|Lauren Ashburn|August 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Without it, the seeds of change and innovation will wither in a soil that is an arid mix of negativism and defeatism.America's Real Problem: We Failed the Middle Class|Arianna Huffington|September 11, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Amid the arid wastes of her philosophical works are green spots enlivened by good sense and humour that have a peculiar charm.Woman's Work in English Fiction|Clara Helen Whitmore
At first confided to the care of an inferior professor, he revolted from the arid teachings of a mere human machine.Great Musical Composers|George T. Ferris
Now it is an arid plain, with a few straggling blades of grass in patches here and there.
Large flocks of sheep, following their shepherds, wandered over the arid soil.
He left that arid rule clear of the least mist of refinement or delicacy.Ann Veronica|H. G. Wells
Word Origin for arid
1650s, "dry, parched," from French aride (15c.) or directly from Latin aridus "dry, arid, parched," from arere "to be dry," from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" (see ash (n.1)). Figurative sense of "uninteresting" is from 1827. Related: Aridly.