verb (used with object)
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Origin of dew
OTHER WORDS FROM dewdewless, adjectiveun·dewed, adjective
Words nearby dew
Definition for dew (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for dew
It was during a weekend, on a morning when the streets were still vacant and the dew was patterned and crisp across the neighborhood fences.
A station plot The basic station plot shows temperature, dew point, wind direction, wind speed, cloud cover, precipitation, and air pressure, which are all measured at weather stations around the globe.
On those monstrous afternoons where the dew point is in the mid-70s, covering your airways while running really doesn’t enhance the experience—or it does, depending on what kind of experience you’re looking for.
Cars in the cross alley are covered with a silver glaze of dew.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But now I found myself enjoying it: the full moon, the sound of crickets, the long grass already wet from the evening dew.
But the freshness is still there, the dew washes the colours before dawn.The Open Air|Richard Jefferies
Slowly the hedger and ditcher goes back to his work, where in the shade under the bushes even now the dew lingers.Hodge and His Masters|Richard Jefferies
The mist bank and the heavy fall of dew had so moistened things that the fire crept but slowly.The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol|Lewis E. Theiss
Bright, clear, and the dew lying thick upon the thirsty earth.Off to the Wilds|George Manville Fenn
Marjatta was a maiden, ‘as pure as the dew is, as holy as stars are that live without stain.’Custom and Myth|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for dew
- drops of water condensed on a cool surface, esp at night, from vapour in the air
- (in combination)dewdrop