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Adjective dry has 16 senses
  1. dry - 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"
    wet, bedewed, dewy, besprent, sprinkled, boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloughy, swampy, clammy, dank, damp, dampish, moist, drenched, saturated, soaked, soaking, sodden, sopping, soppy, drippy, drizzly, dunked, soused, humid, misty, muggy, steamy, perspiring, sweating, sweaty, reeking, dripping, rheumy, showery, rainy, soggy, waterlogged, steaming, sticky, tacky, washed, watery, undried
  2. dry, ironic, ironical, wry - 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"
    Antonyms: humorless, humourless, unhumorous (indirect, via humorous)
  3. dry - opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"
  4. dry - not producing milk; "a dry cow"
    wet, lactating, fresh
  5. dry - (of wines) not sweet because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"
  6. dry - without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
    phlegmy, loose
  7. dry - not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
    tearful (indirect, via tearless)
  8. dry, juiceless - 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
    Antonym: stimulating (indirect, via unstimulating)
  9. dry - used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight"
    liquid (indirect, via gaseous, solid)
    Antonym: gaseous (indirect, via solid, liquid)
  10. dry - unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
    productive (indirect, via unproductive)
  11. dry - having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
    fancy (indirect, via plain)
  12. dry - (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat"
    fancy (indirect, via plain)
  13. dry - suffering from fluid deprivation; "his mouth was dry"
    hungry (indirect, via thirsty)
  14. dry - having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
    nonalcoholic, soft (indirect, via alcoholic)
  15. dry - lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
    emotional (indirect, via unemotional)
  16. dry, teetotal - practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"
    Antonyms: intoxicated, drunk, inebriated (indirect, via sober)
Noun dry has 1 sense
  1. dry, prohibitionist - a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    --1 is a kind of reformer, reformist, crusader, meliorist
    --1 has particulars:
     Nation, Carry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore Nation; Willard, Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard
Verb dry has 2 senses
  1. dry, dry out - remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
    --1 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Antonyms: wet
    Derived forms: noun drier1, noun drier2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. dry, dry out - become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"
    --2 is one way to change
    Derived forms: noun drier1, noun drier2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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