Examples of arid in a Sentence
a dull and arid textbook
an arid speech about duty and responsibility
Recent Examples of arid from the Web
New panels are being developed specifically for arid deserts and others to withstand sultry rainforests.
Since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 the arid Sinai has been a place of unrest.
The weather for the greater part of the trip was hot and arid, except for a hailstorm and lightning.
The reason: Wisconsin's woods and farm fields support far more deer per square mile than the arid plains of eastern Colorado and Wyoming.
Extra water always comes in handy, especially if your trip takes you through the desert or arid areas.
His parents want to bring him here, to a place where doctors like the great Ben Carson challenged God, and the surgeons at our magnificent Philadelphia hospitals create miracles from the arid dust of hopeless diagnoses.
Communities of tiny plants and organisms protect arid landscapes.
What is Chicago's highest heat index? —Jeff Kozinski Mokena Dear Jeff, Even though the desert is extremely hot, the arid conditions actually keep the heat index lower than the temperature.
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Origin and Etymology of arid
French or Latin; French aride, from Latin aridus, from arēre to be dry; akin to Sanskrit āsa ash, Old English asce
First Known Use: 1652See Words from the same year
ARID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arid for English Language Learners
: very dry : having very little rain or water
: lacking in interest and life
ARID Defined for Kids
Definition of arid for Students
: not having enough rainfall to support agriculture
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