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dew

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noun \ˈdü also ˈdyü\

Simple Definition of dew

  • : drops of water that form outside at night on grass, trees, etc.

Full Definition of dew

  1. 1 :  moisture condensed upon the surfaces of cool bodies especially at night

  2. 2 :  something resembling dew in purity, freshness, or power to refresh

  3. 3 :  moisture especially when appearing in minute droplets: as a :  tears b :  sweat c :  droplets of water produced by a plant in transpiration

dew transitive verb
dew·less play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of dew

  1. The grass was wet with the morning dew.



Origin of dew

Middle English, from Old English dēaw; akin to Old High German tou dew, Greek thein to run


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


DEW

abbreviation

Definition of DEW

  1. distant early warning





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