noun \ˈalso ˈdyü\

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

Full Definition of DEW

:  moisture condensed upon the surfaces of cool bodies especially at night
:  something resembling dew in purity, freshness, or power to refresh
:  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 \-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

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr



Definition of DEW

distant early warning

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical


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