adjective, dri·er [drahy-er], /ˈdraɪ ər/, dri·est [drahy-ist]. /ˈdraɪ ɪst/.
- made with dry vermouth: a dry Manhattan.
- made with relatively little dry vermouth: a dry martini.
- (of masonry construction) built without fresh mortar or cement.
- (of a wall, ceiling, etc., in an interior) finished without the use of fresh plaster.
- insufficiently glazed.
verb (used with object), dried, dry·ing.
verb (used without object), dried, dry·ing.
noun, plural drys, dries [drahyz]. /draɪz/.
- to make or become completely dry.
- to undergo or cause to undergo detoxification from consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol.
- to make or become completely dry.
- to cease to exist; evaporate.
- Informal. to stop talking.
- (in acting) to forget one's lines or part.
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Conventional wisdom says sweeter, or off-dry wines pair best with hot and spicy dishes.The new wine rules: Drink what you like with what you want to eat|Dave McIntyre|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
GREAT VALUEZeni FeF Collection, Corvina Veronese 2018Lively and bright, with savory flavors dried fig and wild herbs, this delicious red is a pick-me-up for your palate.This $14 Italian red is a gem that invites a pairing with a pot roast or pasta|Dave McIntyre|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Now, as we walk along a pathway winding between shrubs and dry grasses, Cook makes the case that the Watch has ushered in a new era of fitness tracking, and not just for dedicated athletes.
Another winter storm is possible over the weekend before a cold and dry Presidents’ Day.D.C.-area forecast: Cloudy and milder today before winter storm threats arrive|Matt Rogers|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Last year proved to be one of the most challenging years on record for the media industry with ad revenue drying up in the second quarter, but for Group Nine, it was magnified by its entry into its first full year following the merger with PopSugar.‘Proactive is the path’: Group Nine’s Geoff Schiller on his selling strategy|Kayleigh Barber|February 9, 2021|Digiday
My understanding was that according to most Christian beliefs, being trans or gay was a sin, cut and dry.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Fold the parchment paper with the dry ingredients in half and pour into the stand mixer.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Allow beans to cool completely then remove to a paper towel-lined plate to dry.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even when he opens up, the sentences are wooden, the scenes sucked dry of emotion.
Extra dry, for example, is actually sweeter than brut, which is drier than demi-sec, which is somewhat sweet.
The tears came so fast to Mrs. Pontellier's eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
But Polavieja started his campaign with the immense advantage of having the whole of the dry season before him.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Their method of curing the leaves was to air-dry them and then packing them until wanted for use.
The smoke from her kitchen fire rose white as she put in dry sumac to give it a start.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Turn we our backs to the cold gloomy north, to the wet windy west, to the dry parching east—on to the south!
British Dictionary definitions for dry
adjective drier, driest, dryer or dryest
- informal in need of a drink; thirsty
- causing thirstdry work
verb dries, drying or dried
noun plural drys or dries
Derived forms of drydryable, adjectivedryness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with dry
In addition to the idioms beginning with dry
- dry as dust
- dry behind the ears
- dry out
- dry run
- dry up
- cut and dried
- hang out to dry
- high and dry
- keep one's powder dry
- well's run dry