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dew Explained

dew at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


dew at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. deaw, from P.Gmc. *dawwaz, from PIE base *dheu- (cf. Skt. dhavate "flows, runs"). Dewdrop is from 1590; dewpoint is from 1833. Dew-claw is first recorded 1576, but the connection, if any, is obscure (see dewlap). ///

dew at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Language: Old English; Origin: deaw]// the small drops of water that form on outdoor surfaces during the night//

DEW at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

Directed Energy Weapons, Distant Early Warning (as in DEW Line)

dew at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Deposit of water droplets formed at night by the condensation of water vapor from the air onto the surfaces of exposed objects. Dew forms on clear nights, when exposed surfaces lose heat by radiation and are thus usually colder than the air. The cold surface cools the air in its vicinity, and, if the air is humid enough, it may cool below its dew point, the temperature at which water vapor condenses out of the air onto the surface. See also frost.

dew at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "dew":
asperge, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, dabble, damp, dampen, dash,
dawn dew, dewdrops, douche, evening damp, false dew, fog drip,
hose, hose down, humect, humectate, humidify, irrigate, moisten,
night dew, paddle, slobber, slop, slosh, sparge, spatter, splash,
splatter, sponge, spray, sprinkle, swash, syringe, water, wet,
wet down

dew at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Moisture): moisture, moistness, humidity, dew, wetness.

[V] (Moisture): moisten, wet, sponge, dampen, bedew, imbue, saturate, soak, drench.

[ADJ] (Moisture): moist, damp, watery, humid, wet, dank, dewy, juicy, saturated, soggy.

Dew at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

ssail, invade, charge, impugn, besiege, offend, storm, board, bombard.[ADJ] (Attack): attacking, aggressive, offensive, besieging.[V] (Covering): cover, superpose, superimpose, overlay, spread over, wrap, encase, face, case, veneer, pave, paper, cap, bind, coat, paint, varnish, incrust, plaster, tar, besmear, bedaub.

[V] (Impurity): be unclean, rot, putrefy, ferment, fester, rankle, reek, stink, mold, molder, go bad, daub, blot, blur, smudge, soil, smoke, tarnish, spot, smear, spatter, besmear.[V] (Blackness): be black, blacken, darken, black, denigrate, blot, blotch, besmirch.[ADJ] (Misjudgment): misjudging, wrong-headed, prejudiced, jaundiced, shortsighted, purblind, besotted.[V] (Meaning): mean, signify, express, import, purport, convey, imply, indicate, bespeak, tell of, speak of, point to, allude to, involve.[V] (Mixture): instill, imbue, infuse, suffuse, transfuse, infiltrate, dash, tinge, tincture, season, sprinkle, besprinkle, medicate, blend.

[V] (Mix of colors): be variegated, variegate, stripe, streak, checker , chequer , speckle, besprinkle, sprinkle, stipple, maculate, dot.[ADJ] (Goodness): fair, good, excellent, better, superior, above par, nice, fine, genuine, true, best, choice, select.

[ADJ] (Perfection): perfect, faultless, immaculate, spotless, impeccable, unblemished, intact, consummate, complete, finished, best, model, standard, inimitable, unparalleled, supreme.[N] (Greatness): {Large part}: peck, bushel, load, cargo, wagonload, shipload, flood, abundance, sufficiency, principal part, chief part, main part, greater part, part, best part, essential part, bulk, mass, whole.

[N] (Whole): {Principal part}: bulk, mass, lump, tissue, staple, body, trunk, torso, hull, hulk, skeleton greater part, major part, best part, principal part, main part, essential part, importance, lion's share, the long and the short, nearly, all, almost all.[V]

dew at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] the very small drops of water that form on the ground, etc. during the night:
The grass was wet with early morning dew.

Dew at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dew \Dew\, n. [AS. de['a]w; akin to D. dauw, G. thau, tau, Icel.
d["o]gg, Sw. dagg, Dan. dug; cf. Skr. dhav, dh[=a]v, to flow.
???. Cf. {Dag} dew.]
1. Moisture from the atmosphere condensed by cool bodies upon
their surfaces, particularly at night.

Her tears fell with the dews at even. --Tennyson.

2. Figuratively, anything which falls lightly and in a
refreshing manner. ``The golden dew of sleep.'' --Shak.

3. An emblem of morning, or fresh vigor. ``The dew of his
youth.'' --Longfellow.

Note: Dew is used in combination; as, dew-bespangled,
dew-drenched, dewdrop, etc.

Dew \Dew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dewed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To wet with dew or as with dew; to bedew; to moisten; as with

The grasses grew A little ranker since they dewed them
so. --A. B.

Dew \Dew\, a. & n.
Same as {Due}, or {Duty}. [Obs.] --Spenser.

dew at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from
water vapor in the air; "in the morning the grass was wet
with dew"

dew at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » deaw|dēaw|dew|lang=ang|sc=Latinx, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » dawwaz|lang=gem-pro, Inter: recons » dawwan||dew, moisture|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » dʰew-||to run, flow|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » frr|- Inter: term » dauw||dew|lang=frr, Dutch Inter: term » dauw||dew|lang=nl, German Inter: term » Tau||dew|lang=de, Danish Inter: term » dug||dew|lang=da, Swedish Inter: term » dagg||dew|lang=sv, Inter: etyl » is|- Inter: term » dögg||dew|lang=is and Inter: etyl » fo|- Inter: term » døgg||dew|lang=fo, Inter: etyl » grc|- Inter: term » θέω||tr=théō|run|pos=verb|lang=grc, Albanian Inter: term » dejë||spot where the snow thaws|lang=sq, Inter: etyl » sa|- Inter: term » धावति|lang=sa|tr=dhāvati||run, flow, move.


* Inter: IPA » /djuː/, Inter: IPA » /dʒuː/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-dew.ogg|Audio (US)

Category: Image - :Dew on spider web Luc Viatour.jpg|thumb|right|Dew on a spider web
  • Inter: homophones » due|do|doo Inter: qualifier » US, some dialects


    Inter: en-noun » s|-

  • Inter: uncountabl » e moisture in the air that settles on plants, etc in the morning, resulting in drops.
    1. Inter: countable » but see usage notes an instance of a such moisture settling on plants, etc.
    2. : ''there was a heavy dew this morning.

      Usage notes

      * Although the countable sense is still used, the plural form is now archaic or poetic only.


      * Inter: sense » moisture settling on plants Inter: l » en|rore Inter: qualifier » obsolete


      Inter: trans-top » moisture in the air that settles on plants, etc

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|ندى|m|tr=nada, Inter: t- » ar|طل|m|tr=ṭall, Inter: t- » ar|سقيط|m|tr=saqīṭ
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ցող|tr=c’oġ
  • Aromanian: Inter: t- » rup|aroauã
  • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|şeh
  • Bau Bidayuh: Inter: tø » sne|jumieh
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|раса|f|tr=rasá|sc=Cyrl
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|শিশির|tr=shishir|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|роса|f|tr=rosá
  • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|ဆီးနှင်း|tr=hci:hnang:|sc=Mymr
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|rosada|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|露水|tr=lùshuǐ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|露|tr=lù|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|rosa|f
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|dug|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|dauw|m
  • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|kaste
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|døgg|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kaste
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|rosée|f
  • Friulian: Inter: tø » fur|rosade|f
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ნამი|tr=nami|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Tau|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πάχνη|f|tr=páchni, Inter: t+ » el|δροσιά|f|tr=drosiá, Inter: t+ » el|δρόσος|f|tr=drósos
  • Gujarati: ઝાકળ (jhākala) {{f}}
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|טל|tr=t'al|m
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|ओस|f|tr=os, Inter: t- » hi|शबनम|f|tr=šabnam, Inter: t- » hi|नम|f|tr=nam
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|harmat
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|dögg|f
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|embun
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|rugiada
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|露|tr=つゆ, tsuyu
  • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|шық|tr=şıq|sc=Cyrl
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|이슬|tr=iseul|sc=Kore
  • Kurdish:
  • : Kurmanji: şevnem, şewnem, şebnem
  • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|شه‌ونم|tr=|sc=ku-Arab
  • Kyrgyz: Inter: t- » ky|шүүдүрүм|tr=şüüdürüm|sc=Cyrl
  • Lao: Inter: t- » lo|ນ້ຳຄ້າງ|tr=nâm kʰâːŋ|sc=Laoo
  • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|rosa

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|ros
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|rasa|f
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|rasa|f
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|роса|f|tr=rósa|sc=Cyrl
    • Malagasy: Inter: t+ » mg|ando
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|embun
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|दव|n|tr=dava
    • Mongolian: Inter: t- » mn|шүүдэр|tr=šüüder|sc=Cyrl
    • Occitan: Inter: t+ » oc|rosada|f
    • Old Church Slavonic: Inter: tø » cu|роса|f|tr=rosa|sc=Cyrs
    • Old Norse: Inter: tø » non|dǫgg|f
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|ژاله|tr=žâle, Inter: t+ » fa|شبنم|tr=šabnam, Inter: t+ » fa|نم|tr=nam, Inter: t- » fa|سقیط|tr=saqit, Inter: t+ » fa|افشک|tr=afšak, Inter: t- » fa|افشنگ|tr=afšang, Inter: t+ » fa|ارکاک|tr=erkâk, Inter: t- » fa|بژم|tr=bažm, Inter: t- » fa|پسگک|tr=pasagak, Inter: t+ » fa|پشتک|tr=paštak, Inter: t- » fa|شهنگانه|tr=šahangâne
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|rosa|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|orvalho|m, Inter: t+ » pt|riço|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|rouă
    • Romansch: Inter: t- » rm|rugada|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|роса|f|tr=rosá
    • Sanskrit: Inter: t- » sa|अवश्याय|n|tr=avaśyāya, Inter: t+ » sa|दव|n|tr=dava
    • Sardinian: Inter: t- » sc|lentore, Inter: t- » sc|saghina, Inter: t- » sc|sanenu
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|роса|f|alt=ро̀са
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|rosa|f|alt=ròsa
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|rosa|f
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|rosa|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|rocío, Inter: t+ » es|sereno|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|dagg|c
    • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|жола|tr=žola|sc=Cyrl
    • Tatar: Inter: t+ » tt|чык|tr=çıq|sc=Cyrl
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|น้ำค้าง|tr=nam khaang|sc=Thai
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|şebnem, Inter: t+ » tr|çiy, Inter: t+ » tr|çiğ, Inter: t+ » tr|kırağı, Inter: t+ » tr|jale
    • Turkmen: Inter: t- » tk|çyg
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|роса|f|tr=rosá|sc=Cyrl
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|اوس|f|tr=os, Inter: t- » ur|شبنم|f|tr=šabnam, Inter: t- » ur|نم|f|tr=nam, Inter: t- » ur|ژالہ|m|tr=žāla
    • Uzbek: Inter: t- » uz|shabnam
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|sương
    • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|gwlith

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To wet with, or as if with, dew; to moisten.

    Related terms

    * dew point


    Inter: trans-top » moisten
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|оросявам

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * wed, Wed, we'd, Wed.
    Category: Category:en:Liquids -



    From Inter: term » adéu|lang=ca.


    Inter: head » ca|interjection
  • Inter: Internet slang » lang=ca bye

  • Cornish

    Inter: cardinalbox » kw|1|2|3|onan|tri


    From Inter: etyl » cel-pro|kw Inter: recons » dwau|lang=cel-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|kw Inter: recons » dwóh₁|lang=ine-pro.


    Inter: head » kw|numeral
  • Inter: cardinal » lang=kw two

    See also

    * Inter: sense » cardinal number Previous: Inter: l » kw|onan. Next: Inter: l » kw|tri

  • Category: ang:dew -
    Category: zh-min-nan:dew -
    Translation: bg » dew
    Translation: cs » dew
    Translation: cy » dew
    Translation: de » dew
    Translation: et » dew
    Translation: es » dew
    Translation: eo » dew
    Translation: eu » dew
    Translation: fa » dew
    Translation: fr » dew
    Translation: ko » dew
    Translation: io » dew
    Translation: is » dew
    Translation: it » dew
    Translation: kn » dew
    Translation: ku » dew
    Translation: lv » dew
    Translation: lt » dew
    Translation: li » dew
    Translation: hu » dew
    Translation: mg » dew
    Translation: ml » dew
    Translation: my » dew
    Translation: nl » dew
    Translation: ja » dew
    Translation: oc » dew
    Translation: pl » dew
    Translation: ro » dew
    Translation: ru » dew
    Translation: sm » dew
    Category: simple:dew -
    Translation: fi » dew
    Translation: ta » dew
    Translation: te » dew
    Translation: th » dew
    Translation: vi » dew
    Translation: zh » dew

    DEW at English (WD) Of Explained:


    Inter: acrony » m

  • Distant Early Warning.

    Related terms

    * DEW line


    * wed, Wed, we'd, Wed.