drier

1
[ drahy-er ]
/ ˈdraɪ ər /

noun

a person or thing that dries.
any substance added to paints, varnishes, printing inks, etc., to make them dry quickly.

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Origin of drier

1
1300–50; Middle English dreyere (as surname). See dry, -er1

Definition for drier (2 of 3)

drier2
[ drahy-er ]
/ ˈdraɪ ər /

adjective

comparative of dry.

Definition for drier (3 of 3)

Origin of dry

before 900; Middle English drie, Old English drȳge; akin to Dutch droog, German trocken; see drought

SYNONYMS FOR dry

ANTONYMS FOR dry

synonym study for dry

1. Dry, arid both mean without moisture. Dry is the general word indicating absence of water or freedom from moisture: a dry well; dry clothes. Arid suggests great or intense dryness in a region or climate, especially such as results in bareness or in barrenness: arid tracts of desert. 28. See evaporate.

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British Dictionary definitions for drier (1 of 3)

drier1
/ (ˈdraɪə) /

adjective

a comparative of dry

British Dictionary definitions for drier (2 of 3)

drier2
/ (ˈdraɪə) /

noun

a variant spelling of dryer 1

British Dictionary definitions for drier (3 of 3)

dry
/ (draɪ) /

adjective drier, driest, dryer or dryest

verb dries, drying or dried

(when intr, often foll by off) to make or become dry or free from moisture
(tr) to preserve (meat, vegetables, fruit, etc) by removing the moisture

noun plural drys or dries

See also dry out, dry up

Derived forms of dry

dryable, adjectivedryness, noun

Word Origin for dry

Old English drӯge; related to Old High German truckan, Old Norse draugr dry wood
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Idioms and Phrases with drier

dry

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