1. (superl.) 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.

2. (superl.) of dry wood or hay.

3. (superl.) of animals: Not giving milk.

4. (superl.) of persons: Thirsty; needing drink.

5. (superl.) of the eyes: Not shedding tears.

6. (superl.) of certain morbid conditions, in which there is entire or comparative absence of moisture; as, dry gangrene; dry catarrh.

7. (superl.) Destitute of that which interests or amuses; barren; unembellished; jejune; plain.

8. (superl.) Characterized by a quality somewhat severe, grave, or hard; hence, sharp; keen; shrewd; quaint; as, a dry tone or manner; dry wit.

9. (superl.) Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of execution, or the want of a delicate contour in form, and of easy transition in coloring.

10. (v.) 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.

11. (v. i.) To grow dry; to become free from wetness, moisture, or juice; as, the road dries rapidly.

12. (v. i.) To evaporate wholly; to be exhaled; -- said of moisture, or a liquid; -- sometimes with up; as, the stream dries, or dries up.

13. (v. i.) To shrivel or wither; to lose vitality.

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