- arias sánchez, oscar,
- arias-stella phenomenon,
- arias-stella reaction,
- arid zone,
- aridity index
Origin of arid
Examples from the Web for aridity
Those who read the voluminous song-book edited by jolly Garcia de Resende in 1516 are astonished at its narrowness and aridity.Four Plays of Gil Vicente|Gil Vicente
The aridity of western Coahuila restricts, to a large extent, the diversity of the breeding populations of its avifauna.Birds from Coahuila, Mexico|Emil K. Urban
After many attempts to penetrate the sand-hill region which confronted him, the heat and aridity compelled him to turn back.The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work|Ernest Favenc
I hope the reader will understand the importance of the question and pardon me the aridity of the pages devoted to it.
That common thinness and aridity too of the Unitarian temper had weighed with him.Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Word Origin for arid
1590s, from Middle French aridité or directly from Latin ariditatem (nominative ariditas) "dryness," from aridus (see arid). The Latin word was used figuratively of unadorned styles as well as stingy men.
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.