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7 definitions found
 for dry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wine \Wine\, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel.
     v[imac]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, ?, and E.
     withy. Cf. Vine, Vineyard, Vinous, Withy.]
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     1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a
        beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out
        their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment. "Red
        wine of Gascoigne." --Piers Plowman.
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              Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and
              whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. --Prov.
                                                    xx. 1.
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              Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape
              Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine. --Milton.
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     Note: Wine is essentially a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol,
           containing also certain small quantities of ethers and
           ethereal salts which give character and bouquet.
           According to their color, strength, taste, etc., wines
           are called red, white, spirituous, dry,
           light, still, etc.
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     2. A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit
        or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as,
        currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.
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     3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.
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              Noah awoke from his wine.             --Gen. ix. 24.
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     Birch wine, Cape wine, etc. See under Birch, Cape,
        etc.
  
     Spirit of wine. See under Spirit.
  
     To have drunk wine of ape or To have drunk wine ape, to
        be so drunk as to be foolish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
     Wine acid. (Chem.) See Tartaric acid, under Tartaric.
        [Colloq.]
  
     Wine apple (Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a
        rich, vinous flavor.
  
     Wine fly (Zool.), small two-winged fly of the genus
        Piophila, whose larva lives in wine, cider, and other
        fermented liquors.
  
     Wine grower, one who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine.
        
  
     Wine measure, the measure by which wines and other spirits
        are sold, smaller than beer measure.
  
     Wine merchant, a merchant who deals in wines.
  
     Wine of opium (Pharm.), a solution of opium in aromatized
        sherry wine, having the same strength as ordinary
        laudanum; -- also Sydenham's laudanum.
  
     Wine press, a machine or apparatus in which grapes are
        pressed to extract their juice.
  
     Wine skin, a bottle or bag of skin, used, in various
        countries, for carrying wine.
  
     Wine stone, a kind of crust deposited in wine casks. See
        1st Tartar, 1.
  
     Wine vault.
        (a) A vault where wine is stored.
        (b) A place where wine is served at the bar, or at tables;
            a dramshop. --Dickens.
  
     Wine vinegar, vinegar made from wine.
  
     Wine whey, whey made from milk coagulated by the use of
        wine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dry \Dry\ (dr[imac]), a. [Compar. Drier; superl. Driest.]
     [OE. dru[yogh]e, druye, drie, AS. dryge; akin to LG.
     dr["o]ge, D. droog, OHG. trucchan, G. trocken, Icel. draugr a
     dry log. Cf. Drought, Drouth, 3d Drug.]
     1. Free from moisture; having little humidity or none; arid;
        not wet or moist; deficient in the natural or normal
        supply of moisture, as rain or fluid of any kind; -- said
        especially:
        (a) Of the weather: Free from rain or mist.
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                  The weather, we agreed, was too dry for the
                  season.                           --Addison.
        (b) Of vegetable matter: Free from juices or sap; not
            succulent; not green; as, dry wood or hay.
        (c) Of animals: Not giving milk; as, the cow is dry.
        (d) Of persons: Thirsty; needing drink.
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                  Give the dry fool drink.          -- Shak
        (e) Of the eyes: Not shedding tears.
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                  Not a dry eye was to be seen in the assembly. --
                                                    Prescott.
        (f) (Med.) Of certain morbid conditions, in which there is
            entire or comparative absence of moisture; as, dry
            gangrene; dry catarrh.
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     2. Destitute of that which interests or amuses; barren;
        unembellished; jejune; plain.
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              These epistles will become less dry, more
              susceptible of ornament.              --Pope.
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     3. Characterized by a quality somewhat severe, grave, or
        hard; hence, sharp; keen; shrewd; quaint; as, a dry tone
        or manner; dry wit.
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              He was rather a dry, shrewd kind of body. --W.
                                                    Irving.
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     4. (Fine Arts) Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of
        execution, or the want of a delicate contour in form, and
        of easy transition in coloring.
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     Dry area (Arch.), a small open space reserved outside the
        foundation of a building to guard it from damp.
  
     Dry blow.
        (a) (Med.) A blow which inflicts no wound, and causes no
            effusion of blood.
        (b) A quick, sharp blow.
  
     Dry bone (Min.), Smithsonite, or carbonate of zinc; -- a
        miner's term.
  
     Dry castor (Zool.) a kind of beaver; -- called also
        parchment beaver.
  
     Dry cupping. (Med.) See under Cupping.
  
     Dry dock. See under Dock.
  
     Dry fat. See Dry vat (below).
  
     Dry light, pure unobstructed light; hence, a clear,
        impartial view. --Bacon.
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              The scientific man must keep his feelings under
              stern control, lest they obtrude into his
              researches, and color the dry light in which alone
              science desires to see its objects.   -- J. C.
                                                    Shairp.
  
     Dry masonry. See Masonry.
  
     Dry measure, a system of measures of volume for dry or
        coarse articles, by the bushel, peck, etc.
  
     Dry pile (Physics), a form of the Voltaic pile, constructed
        without the use of a liquid, affording a feeble current,
        and chiefly useful in the construction of electroscopes of
        great delicacy; -- called also Zamboni's, from the names
        of the two earliest constructors of it.
  
     Dry pipe (Steam Engine), a pipe which conducts dry steam
        from a boiler.
  
     Dry plate (Photog.), a glass plate having a dry coating
        sensitive to light, upon which photographic negatives or
        pictures can be made, without moistening.
  
     Dry-plate process, the process of photographing with dry
        plates.
  
     Dry point. (Fine Arts)
        (a) An engraving made with the needle instead of the
            burin, in which the work is done nearly as in etching,
            but is finished without the use acid.
        (b) A print from such an engraving, usually upon paper.
        (c) Hence: The needle with which such an engraving is
            made.
  
     Dry rent (Eng. Law), a rent reserved by deed, without a
        clause of distress. --Bouvier.
  
     Dry rot, a decay of timber, reducing its fibers to the
        condition of a dry powdery dust, often accompanied by the
        presence of a peculiar fungus ({Merulius lacrymans),
        which is sometimes considered the cause of the decay; but
        it is more probable that the real cause is the
        decomposition of the wood itself. --D. C. Eaton. Called
        also sap rot, and, in the United States, powder post.
        --Hebert.
  
     Dry stove, a hothouse adapted to preserving the plants of
        arid climates. --Brande & C.
  
     Dry vat, a vat, basket, or other receptacle for dry
        articles.
  
     Dry wine, that in which the saccharine matter and
        fermentation were so exactly balanced, that they have
        wholly neutralized each other, and no sweetness is
        perceptible; -- opposed to sweet wine, in which the
        saccharine matter is in excess.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dry \Dry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dried; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Drying.] [AS. drygan; cf. drugian to grow dry. See Dry,
     a.]
     To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any
     kind, and by any means; to exsiccate; as, to dry the eyes; to
     dry one's tears; the wind dries the earth; to dry a wet
     cloth; to dry hay.
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     To dry up.
     (a) To scorch or parch with thirst; to deprive utterly of
         water; to consume.
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               Their honorable men are famished, and their
               multitude dried up with thirst.      -- Is. v. 13.
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               The water of the sea, which formerly covered it,
               was in time exhaled and dried up by the sun.
                                                    --Woodward.
     (b) To make to cease, as a stream of talk.
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               Their sources of revenue were dried up. -- Jowett
                                                    (Thucyd. )
         
  
     To dry a cow, or To dry up a cow, to cause a cow to cease
        secreting milk. --Tylor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dry \Dry\, v. i.
     1. To grow dry; to become free from wetness, moisture, or
        juice; as, the road dries rapidly.
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     2. To evaporate wholly; to be exhaled; -- said of moisture,
        or a liquid; -- sometimes with up; as, the stream dries,
        or dries up.
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     3. To shrivel or wither; to lose vitality.
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              And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried
              up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.
                                                    --I Kings
                                                    xiii. 4.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dry
      adj 1: free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal
             moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry
             land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery
             boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry" [ant:
             wet]
      2: humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic
         remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an
         ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
         [syn: dry, ironic, ironical, wry]
      3: lacking moisture or volatile components; "dry paint" [ant:
         wet]
      4: opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of
         alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and
         bootleggers"; "a dry state" [ant: wet]
      5: not producing milk; "a dry cow" [ant: lactating, wet]
      6: (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of
         decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white
         burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux" [ant: sweet]
      7: without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that
         rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
         [ant: phlegmy]
      8: not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
      9: lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; "a dry
         book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and
         juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated
         to...life"- John Mason Brown [syn: dry, juiceless]
      10: used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry
          weight"
      11: unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry
          run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
      12: having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off
          the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
      13: (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish;
          "dry toast"; "dry meat"
      14: having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry
          martini is almost straight gin"
      15: lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting";
          "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
      16: practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages;
          "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be
          teetotal" [syn: dry, teetotal]
      n 1: a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
           [syn: dry, prohibitionist]
      v 1: remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry
           hair" [syn: dry, dry out] [ant: wet]
      2: become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun" [syn:
         dry, dry out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  341 Moby Thesaurus words for "dry":
     Rabelaisian, Saharan, Spartan, WCTU, acarpous, acerb, acerbate,
     acerbic, acescent, acetose, acid, acidulous, air-dry, anhydrate,
     anhydrous, antisaloon, apathetic, arid, ascetic, athirst, austere,
     bake, baked, bald, bare, barren, blah, blank, blast-freeze, bleed,
     bleed white, bloodless, blot, bone-dry, brassy, brazen, brine,
     broken-record, bromidic, brush, burn, cake, candid, caustic,
     celibate, characterless, childless, choked, coarse, cold,
     colorless, common, commonplace, concrete, congeal, corn, crab,
     crabbed, cracked, croaking, croaky, cure, cynical, dead,
     dehumidify, dehydrate, dehydrated, denude, deplete, depleted,
     deplume, desert, desiccate, desiccated, desolate, despoil, direct,
     discreet, dismal, displume, divest, draggy, drain, drained,
     drearisome, dreary, dried-up, droughty, dry as dust, dry-cure,
     dry-salt, dryasdust, dull, dusty, earthbound, effete, elephantine,
     embalm, empty, etiolated, evaporate, everlasting, exhaust,
     exhausted, exsiccate, fade, fallow, fire, flat, flay, fleece,
     frank, freeze, freeze-dry, fruitless, fume, gaunt, gelded, grating,
     green, gruff, guttural, harping, harsh, harsh-sounding, heavy,
     high and dry, ho-hum, hoarse, hollow, homely, homespun, humdrum,
     husky, impotent, impoverish, impoverished, inane, indurate,
     ineffectual, inexcitable, infecund, infertile, insipid, insolate,
     invariable, ironic, irradiate, issueless, jarring, jejune, jerk,
     jog-trot, juiceless, kiln, kipper, leached, leaden, lean, lifeless,
     like parchment, literal, long-winded, low-spirited, marinade,
     marinate, matter-of-fact, menopausal, metallic, milk, modest,
     moistureless, monotonous, mummify, mundane, natural, neat,
     nonfertile, nonproducing, nonproductive, nonprolific, open, pale,
     pallid, parch, parched, pedestrian, phlegmatic, pick clean, pickle,
     pickled, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken, plodding, pluck,
     pointless, poky, ponderous, preservatize, prohibitionist, prolix,
     prosaic, prosing, prosy, pungent, pure, quick-freeze, ragged,
     rasping, raucid, raucous, refrigerate, rough, roupy, rub, rude,
     rugged, rustic, salt, sandy, sapless, sapped, sarcastic, sardonic,
     satiric, scorch, sear, season, sec, sere, set, severe, shear,
     shovel, shrivel, simple, simple-speaking, sine prole, singsong,
     skin, slow, smoke, smoke-cure, soak up, sober, solemn, solidify,
     sour, sour as vinegar, soured, sourish, spare, spiritless, sponge,
     squawking, squawky, staid, stark, sterile, stertorous, stiff,
     stodgy, stoic, stolid, straightforward, strangled, strident,
     stridulous, strip, strip bare, stuff, stuffy, suck dry, sucked dry,
     sun, sun-dry, superficial, swab, tart, tartish, tasteless, tedious,
     teemless, teetotal, thick, thirsting, thirsty, throaty, tinny,
     torrefy, towel, treadmill, unadorned, unaffected, uncultivated,
     undamped, unembellished, uneventful, unfanciful, unfertile,
     unfruitful, ungarnished, unideal, unimaginative, uninspired,
     uninteresting, uninventive, unlively, unoriginal, unplowed,
     unpoetic, unpoetical, unpretentious, unproductive, unprolific,
     unripe, unromantic, unromanticized, unsown, unsweet, unsweetened,
     untilled, unvarnished, unvarying, unwatered, vapid, vinegarish,
     vinegary, virgin, waste, wasted, waterless, weariful, wearisome,
     weazen, wipe, wither, without issue, wizen, wooden
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DRY. Used figuratively, it signifies that which produces nothing; as, dry 
  exchange; dry rent; rent seek. 
  
  

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