Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. A superlative of dry.

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  • adj. superlative form of dry: most dry.

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Examples

  • The town, situated in what the record books call the driest place on earth, had long been nurtured by a river that flowed by it.

    Dying of thirst

  • It is only conceptions, that is, the driest of ideas, that can be communicated by means of words; and what sort of conceptions has the average man to communicate, if he does not merely tell a story or give a report, neither of which makes conversation?

    The Art of Controversy

  • Place; but he returned in the afternoon without any success: he reported that about three or four miles above the tent a branch joined the stream, that he had travelled up it six or seven miles, but not far enough to say where it quitted the main stream; the low plains were several inches under water from the present rain; and the ground that appeared the driest was the worst to travel on, being a wet, loose, sandy bog.

    Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales

  • I sent Byrne up the stream to endeavour to find a better Place; but he returned in the afternoon without any success: he reported that about three or four miles above the tent a branch joined the stream, that he had travelled up it six or seven miles, but not far enough to say where it quitted the main stream; the low plains were several inches under water from the present rain; and the ground that appeared the driest was the worst to travel on, being a wet, loose, sandy bog.

    Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales

  • Meanwhile, Western Australia has experienced one of the hottest and driest summers on record.

    Sunshine and Vine

  • "If the dry weather continues, yields could be severely affected in the driest regions," said the Home Grown Cereals Authority.

    U.K. Bemoans Lack of Rain

  • Parts of Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and western Norfolk are all suffering after the driest spring on record in southeast and central southern England, with parts of the Midlands, southwest and southeast of England in a "near-drought" state.

    U.K. Bemoans Lack of Rain

  • Although we have had one of the driest springs on record, it has been warm.

    Weatherwatch: the dry spring and bees

  • A husband-wife duo hailing from Denver who named themselves after one of the driest sports, Tennis is generating buzz with its latest album, "Cape Dory."

    Rocking the Mic

  • The National Weather Service forecasts dry weather for most of Texas this week, though rain showers are possible in far south and west Texas, some of the driest parts of the state.

    Even After Rain, Texas Drought Persists

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