1. Free from liquid or moisture;
    Lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water;
    Or no longer wet (synset 302562150)
    "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"
  2. Humorously sarcastic or mocking (synset 301269202)
    "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
  3. Lacking moisture or volatile components (synset 302566037)
    "dry paint"
  4. Opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages (synset 302565710)
    "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"
  5. Not producing milk (synset 302565316)
    "a dry cow"
  6. (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation (synset 302376353)
    "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux"
  7. Without a mucous or watery discharge (synset 301182213)
    "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
  8. Not shedding tears (synset 302483551)
    "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
  9. Lacking interest or stimulation;
    Dull and lifeless (synset 302315409)
    "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"
  10. Used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones (synset 302268486)
    "dry weight"
  11. Unproductive especially of the expected results (synset 301873002)
    "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
  12. Having no adornment or coloration (synset 301797615)
    "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
  13. (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish (synset 301797482)
    "dry toast"; "dry meat"
  14. Having a large proportion of strong liquor (synset 301162344)
    "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
  15. Lacking warmth or emotional involvement (synset 300860574)
    "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
  16. Practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages (synset 300803524)
    "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"
  1. A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages (synset 110057647)
  1. Remove the moisture from and make dry (synset 200218901)
    "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
  2. Become dry or drier (synset 200219829)
    "The laundry dries in the sun"

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