Definition - dry

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dry
  1. practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"
  2. lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
  3. having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
  4. without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
  5. 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"
  6. (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat"
  7. having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
  8. unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
  9. a reformer who opposes the use

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