dry
noun.
a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
verb.
remove the moisture from and make dry
dry clothes|dry hair
Synonym: dry out
verb.
become dry or drier
The laundry dries in the sun
Synonym: dry out
adj.
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
adj.
lacking moisture or volatile components
dry paint
adj.
opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers|a dry state
adj.
not producing milk
a dry cow
adj.
(of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
a dry white burgundy|a dry Bordeaux
adj.
without a mucous or watery discharge
a dry cough|that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose
adj.
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
Synonym: ironic, ironical, wry
adj.
not shedding tears
dry sobs|with dry eyes
adj.
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
Synonym: juiceless
adj.
used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones
dry weight
adj.
unproductive especially of the expected results
a dry run|a mind dry of new ideas
adj.
having no adornment or coloration
dry facts|rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner
adj.
(of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
dry toast|dry meat
adj.
having a large proportion of strong liquor
a very dry martini is almost straight gin
adj.
lacking warmth or emotional involvement
a dry greeting|a dry reading of the lines|a dry critique
adj.
practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
he's been dry for ten years|no thank you; I happen to be teetotal
Synonym: teetotal
Antonym: phlegmy, sweet, wet