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In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods.
Stephen Bayley

Meaning of "dry" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DRY

Old English drӯge; related to Old High German truckan, Old Norse draugr dry wood.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DRY

dry  [draɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DRY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dry is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb dry in English.

WHAT DOES DRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of dry in the English dictionary

The first definition of dry in the dictionary is lacking moisture; not damp or wet. Other definition of dry is having little or no rainfall. Dry is also not in or under water.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DRY

PRESENT

Present
I dry
you dry
he/she/it dries
we dry
you dry
they dry
Present continuous
I am drying
you are drying
he/she/it is drying
we are drying
you are drying
they are drying
Present perfect
I have dried
you have dried
he/she/it has dried
we have dried
you have dried
they have dried
Present perfect continuous
I have been drying
you have been drying
he/she/it has been drying
we have been drying
you have been drying
they have been drying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I dried
you dried
he/she/it dried
we dried
you dried
they dried
Past continuous
I was drying
you were drying
he/she/it was drying
we were drying
you were drying
they were drying
Past perfect
I had dried
you had dried
he/she/it had dried
we had dried
you had dried
they had dried
Past perfect continuous
I had been drying
you had been drying
he/she/it had been drying
we had been drying
you had been drying
they had been drying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will dry
you will dry
he/she/it will dry
we will dry
you will dry
they will dry
Future continuous
I will be drying
you will be drying
he/she/it will be drying
we will be drying
you will be drying
they will be drying
Future perfect
I will have dried
you will have dried
he/she/it will have dried
we will have dried
you will have dried
they will have dried
Future perfect continuous
I will have been drying
you will have been drying
he/she/it will have been drying
we will have been drying
you will have been drying
they will have been drying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would dry
you would dry
he/she/it would dry
we would dry
you would dry
they would dry
Conditional continuous
I would be drying
you would be drying
he/she/it would be drying
we would be drying
you would be drying
they would be drying
Conditional perfect
I would have dry
you would have dry
he/she/it would have dry
we would have dry
you would have dry
they would have dry
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been drying
you would have been drying
he/she/it would have been drying
we would have been drying
you would have been drying
they would have been drying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you dry
we let´s dry
you dry
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to dry
Past participle
dried
Present Participle
drying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DRY


awry
əˈraɪ
braai
braɪ
cry
kraɪ
fry
fraɪ
Madurai
ˈmædjʊˌraɪ
medium-dry
ˌmiːdɪəmˈdraɪ
outcry
ˈaʊtˌkraɪ
pry
praɪ
pylori
paɪˈlɔːraɪ
rai
raɪ
retry
riːˈtraɪ
rye
raɪ
samurai
ˈsæmʊˌraɪ
serai
sɛˈraɪ
sori
ˈsɔːraɪ
spry
spraɪ
stir-fry
ˈstɜːˈfraɪ
tori
ˈtɔːraɪ
try
traɪ
wry
raɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DRY

dry battery
dry cell
dry distillation
dry dock
dry drunk
dry farmer
dry farming
dry fly
dry ginger
dry goods
dry goods store
dry hole
dry ice
dry kiln
dry land
dry law
dry lightning
dry martini
dry measure

WORDS THAT END LIKE DRY

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Synonyms and antonyms of dry in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DRY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «dry» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of dry

Translation of «dry» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DRY

Find out the translation of dry to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dry from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dry» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

干燥的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

seco
570 millions of speakers

English

dry
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सूखा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جافّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сухой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

seco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শুষ্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sec
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kering
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

trocken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

乾燥した
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

마른
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Garing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khô
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உலர்ந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोरडे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kuru
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

asciutto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

suchy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сухий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uscat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στεγνός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

droë
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

torr
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tørr
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dry

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DRY»

The term «dry» is very widely used and occupies the 2.929 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DRY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «dry» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «dry» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dry

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10 QUOTES WITH «DRY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word dry.
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Jenny Agutter
To make films is as boring as watching paint dry - you usually have to do little tiny bits here and there. You go off waiting for lighting, you come back - the energy dies. You hope you can find someone who can keep it going.
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Kelley Armstrong
I always worried that the creative well would dry up. I was sure that if I wrote a book a year, I would eventually run out of ideas. Actually, the opposite has been true for me. The more I write, the more ideas come to me and it gets easier.
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Kelley Armstrong
When a series is doing well, it's very tempting to keep writing it, even when the creative well is drying up. It's tempting because that's where the money is. I've had to be very careful; as soon as I think I'm getting close to that dry well, I wrap the series up. I don't want to just keep writing something because it sells.
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George Ayittey
Look at the history of peace accords in Africa. They have a terrible record. They are shredded even before the ink on them is dry.
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James Balog
Science by itself is about numbers, and it's about measuring things. It's very important but it's very dry.
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Stephen Bayley
In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods.
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Jo Beverley
I've always loved history, from my youngest memories. My father enjoyed the great stories of history, like Hereward the Wake, Robin Hood, and Richard the Lionheart, and he shared them with me. I went on to do a degree in history, though I found it rather dry, because it was mostly about politics rather than dashing individuals!
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Andrew Bird
My favorite literature to read is fairly dry history. I like the framework, and my imagination can do the rest.
9
Kurt Braunohler
The entire New York comedy scene has moved to L.A. - it's bled the New York comedy scene dry.
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Robert Browning
But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DRY»

Discover the use of dry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dry: A Memoir
What follows is a memoir that’s as moving as it is funny, as heartbreaking as it is true. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a Higher Power.
Augusten Burroughs, 2013
2
Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City
In the first major work on Prohibition in a quarter century, and the only full history of Prohibition in the era's most vibrant city, Lerner describes a battle between competing visions of the United States that encompassed much more than ...
Michael A. LERNER, 2009
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Dry Eye Disease: The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis and ...
Here is the ultimate guide to managing the most frequently encountered problem in the eye patient--dry eye disease.
Penny A. Asbell, Michael A. Lemp, 2011
4
Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests
Review of tropical dry forest biogeography, palaeontology, ecology and ecosystem functions.
Stephen H. Bullock, Harold A. Mooney, Ernesto Medina, 1995
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Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests: Ecology and Conservation
The book offers a synthetic and cross-disciplinary review of recent work with an expansive scope, including sections on distribution, diversity, ecosystem function, and human impacts.
Rodolfo Dirzo, Hillary S. Young, Harold A. Mooney, 2012
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Dry Chemistry: Analysis with Carrier-bound Reagents
This book contains a detailed overview of the current knowledge in the field of dry chemistry both in the physicians' office laboratories and large medical laboratories.
O. Sonntag, 1993
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A Guide to Dry Stone Walling
In this hands-on guide, landscaper Andy Radford explores the history of dry stone walls and explains how and why they were originally built.
Andy Radford, 2001
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Dry Suit Diving: A Guide to Diving Dry
The most complete text on dry suit diving.
Steven M. Barsky, Dick Long, Bob Stinton, 2006
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Dry Skin and Moisturizers: Chemistry and Function
This comprehensive book is divided into five parts.
Marie Loden, Howard I. Maibach, 1999
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Dry Gas Seals Handbook
This comprehensive book takes the mystery out of dry gas seals that are used in compressor stations, processing plants, refineries, and chemical plants.
John S. Stahley, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DRY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dry is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dry it, freeze it, spice it: inspired ideas to reboot your fruit
Forget smoothies: there's a better way to get your fruit. Simple ideas that turn frozen bananas into instant ice-cream, peaches into ready-made ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Leicestershire's weather today: A dry day with sunny spells
Today: A dry day with sunny spells. It will be a cool to start the day, although with light winds it should feel warmer in sunshine through the ... «Leicester Mercury, Jul 15»
3
CFB Esquimalt to get $17.7M for upgrades to dry dock, housing …
Ten years ago, CFB Esquimalt had to put one of its two dry-dock caissons — the huge watertight gates that keep back the water during vessel ... «Times Colonist, Jul 15»
4
Dry conditions mean lowest July river flow rates since 2001
Alberta Environment and Parks spokesman Jason Penner blamed a lack of precipitation through the winter and dry spring. “The reasons are ... «Edmonton Journal, Jul 15»
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Rain Thursday, then dry all weekend
... and high temperatures in the mid-70s. And it gets even better: “It will be dry tomorrow, and it will be dry both days of the weekend,” he said. «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
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Lawsuit accuses Tom Selleck of stealing water but cops come up dry
TV cop Tom Selleck may or may not have improperly swiped precious water by the magnum, but he didn't commit a crime, real California cops ... «MSNBC, Jul 15»
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Davenport city leaders work to keep residents dry
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — Davenport city leaders are focused on flooding and helping residents dry out. Many drivers are still ... «KWQC-TV6, Jul 15»
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Dry Rot Suspected in Deadly California Stairway Collapse
Officials say dry rot appears to have caused a stairway to collapse and kill a 26-year-old man at Northern California apartment complex. «ABC News, Jul 15»
9
Dry, but foggy start to JDC
Golfers could see from patchy fog between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Otherwise the day will be partly sunny and dry. But the chance for rain returns ... «Quad City Times, Jul 15»
10
Record flamingo chicks at WWT Slimbridge thanks to dry weather
The flamingo flocks at Slimbridge are having a baby boom with record numbers of young this year thanks to the recent dry spell. There are ... «Stroud Life, Jul 15»

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