not a dry eye in the house

Definition of not a dry eye in the house

  1. —used to say that everyone in the audience in a theater or concert hall has tears in their eyes When the movie ended, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  free or relatively free from a liquid and especially water

    :  not being in or under water

    :  lacking precipitation or humidity

  1. :  to make dry (see 1dry)

    :  to become dry

  1. :  the condition of being dry (see 1dry) :  dryness

    :  something dry

    :  a dry place

  1. :  a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

    :  the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull

    :  all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  1. :  to fix the eyes on :  look at

    :  contemplate, consider

    :  to watch or study closely

houseplay
  1. :  a building that serves as living quarters for one or a few families :  home

    :  a shelter or refuge (as a nest or den) of a wild animal

    :  a natural covering (as a test or shell) that encloses and protects an animal or a colony of zooids

  1. :  to provide with living quarters or shelter

    :  to store in a building

    :  to encase, enclose, or shelter as if by putting in a house (see 1house)


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