American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Water droplets condensed from the air, usually at night, onto cool surfaces.
- n. Something moist, fresh, pure, or renewing: "The timely dew of sleep/. . . inclines/Our eye-lids” ( John Milton).
- n. Moisture, as in the form of tears or perspiration, that appears in small drops.
- v. To wet with or as if with dew.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The aqueous vapor which is deposited from the atmosphere by condensation, especially during the night, in the form of small drops on the surface of bodies. The formation of dew is explained by the loss of heat by bodies on the earth's surface through radiation at night, by which means they and the air immediately about them are cooled below the dew-point (which see). Dew is thus deposited chiefly on bodies which are good radiators and poor conductors of heat, like grass; hence also it appears chiefly on calm and clear nights—that is, when the conditions are most favorable for radiation. It never appears on nights both cloudy and windy. In winter dew becomes hoar frost.
- n. Something likened to dew: As falling lightly, or as serving to refresh.
- n. As suggestive of the morning, and hence of freshness and youth.
- n. Moisture standing in little drops on anything.
- To wet with or as if with dew; moisten; bedew.
- An obsolete spelling of due.
- n. uncountable moisture in the air that settles on plants, etc in the morning, resulting in drops.
- n. countable an instance of a such moisture settling on plants, etc.
- v. To wet with, or as if with, dew; to moisten.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Moisture from the atmosphere condensed by cool bodies upon their surfaces, particularly at night.
- n. Figuratively, anything which falls lightly and in a refreshing manner.
- n. An emblem of morning, or fresh vigor.
- v. To wet with dew or as with dew; to bedew; to moisten; as with dew.
- obsolete Same as due, or duty.
- n. water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air
- From Middle English, from Old English dēaw ("dew"), from Proto-Germanic *dawwaz, *dawwan (“dew, moisture”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- (“to run, flow”). Cognate with North Frisian dauw ("dew"), Dutch dauw ("dew"), German Tau ("dew"), Danish dug ("dew"), Swedish dagg ("dew"), Icelandic dögg ("dew") and Faroese døgg ("dew"), Ancient Greek θέω (théō, "run", v), Persian دویدن (davidan, "run", v), Albanian dejë ("spot where the snow thaws"), Sanskrit धावति (dhāvati, "run, flow, move"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English deu, from Old English dēaw; see dheu-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This has not prevented many beauty products perpetuating ancient beliefs by using the word dew in their descriptions and labels.”
“The light vapour floating around the surface so cooled is condensed upon it, and there accumulates to form the little pearly globe which we call a dew-drop.”
“Christ fell to the ground as a corn of wheat (ch.xii. 24), and therefore was sown in a garden among the seeds, for his dew is as the dew of herbs, Isa. xxvi.”
“The said leaves, collected while the sunrise dew is upon them, as great as brought in to the cover troubled with fleas, will gather them thereunto, that being unexpected expel out, will rid the cover of those troublesome bedfellows.”
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“While he collected the morning dew from the lotus leaves, I would hunt for tea that was hidden deep inside the blossoms.”
“Yes she does, right down to making sure he changes his soiled underwear and keeping his basement lair well stocked with mountain dew and cheetos.”
“For, see you, it was our custom to lick the dew from the oar-blades, the gunwales, the thwarts, and the inside planking.”
“Yes | No | Report from huskerguy wrote 48 weeks 2 days ago mountain dew all the way on the lake”
“Yes | No | Report from Huntandtrap09 wrote 48 weeks 2 days ago me and my 2 buddies can go through 36 cans of mountain dew when we are out fishing on the lake.”
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