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dew

 (do͞o, dyo͞o)
n.
1. Water droplets condensed from the air, usually at night, onto cool surfaces.
2. Something moist, fresh, pure, or renewing: "The timely dew of sleep / ... inclines / Our eye-lids" (John Milton).
3. Moisture, as in the form of tears or perspiration, that appears in small drops.
tr.v. dewed, dew·ing, dews
To wet with or as if with dew.

[Middle English deu, from Old English dēaw; see dheu- in Indo-European roots.]

dew

(djuː)
n
1. (Physical Geography)
a. drops of water condensed on a cool surface, esp at night, from vapour in the air
b. (in combination): dewdrop.
2. something like or suggestive of this, esp in freshness: the dew of youth.
3. small drops of moisture, such as tears
vb
(tr) poetic to moisten with or as with dew
[Old English dēaw; related to Old High German tou dew, Old Norse dögg]

dew

(du, dyu)

n.
1. moisture condensed from the atmosphere, esp. at night, and deposited in the form of small drops upon any cool surface.
2. something compared to such drops of moisture, as in purity or refreshing quality.
3. moisture in small drops on a surface.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English dēaw; c. Old Saxon dau, Old High German tou, Old Norse dǫgg]

dew

(do͞o)
Water droplets that condense from the air onto cool surfaces. Dew usually forms at night, when air near the ground cools and cannot hold as much water vapor as warmer air.

dew


Past participle: dewed
Gerund: dewing

Imperative
dew
dew
Present
I dew
you dew
he/she/it dews
we dew
you dew
they dew
Preterite
I dewed
you dewed
he/she/it dewed
we dewed
you dewed
they dewed
Present Continuous
I am dewing
you are dewing
he/she/it is dewing
we are dewing
you are dewing
they are dewing
Present Perfect
I have dewed
you have dewed
he/she/it has dewed
we have dewed
you have dewed
they have dewed
Past Continuous
I was dewing
you were dewing
he/she/it was dewing
we were dewing
you were dewing
they were dewing
Past Perfect
I had dewed
you had dewed
he/she/it had dewed
we had dewed
you had dewed
they had dewed
Future
I will dew
you will dew
he/she/it will dew
we will dew
you will dew
they will dew
Future Perfect
I will have dewed
you will have dewed
he/she/it will have dewed
we will have dewed
you will have dewed
they will have dewed
Future Continuous
I will be dewing
you will be dewing
he/she/it will be dewing
we will be dewing
you will be dewing
they will be dewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dewing
you have been dewing
he/she/it has been dewing
we have been dewing
you have been dewing
they have been dewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dewing
you will have been dewing
he/she/it will have been dewing
we will have been dewing
you will have been dewing
they will have been dewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dewing
you had been dewing
he/she/it had been dewing
we had been dewing
you had been dewing
they had been dewing
Conditional
I would dew
you would dew
he/she/it would dew
we would dew
you would dew
they would dew
Past Conditional
I would have dewed
you would have dewed
he/she/it would have dewed
we would have dewed
you would have dewed
they would have dewed

dew

Water droplets formed from the condensation of water vapor in the atmosphere.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dew - water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the airdew - water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air; "in the morning the grass was wet with dew"
condensate, condensation - atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold
Translations
نَدى
rosa
dug
kaste
rosa
harmat
dögg
rasa
rasa
rosa
rosa
dagg

dew

[djuː] Nrocío m

dew

[ˈdjuː] nrosée f

dew

nTau m

dew

:
dewberry
nBrombeere f
dewclaw
nAfterkralle f, → Afterklaue f
dewdrop
nTautropfen m
dewfall
n (poet, liter)Taufall m; (= film of dew)Tauschleier m (poet)
dewlap
n (on cow) → Wamme f; (hum, on person) → Doppelkinn nt
dew point
n (Phys) → Taupunkt m
dew pond
n flacher Teich, der sich aus Regenwasser bildet

dew

[djuː] nrugiada

dew

(djuː) noun
tiny drops of moisture coming from the air as it cools, especially at night. The grass is wet with early-morning dew.
References in classic literature ?
Born of roses, fed on dew, Charms and potions canst thou brew?
He thought of mornings in Winesburg and of how the stones in the graveled driveway by Banker White's house were wet with dew and glistened in the morning light.
Antonia said she didn't believe it; that the dogs probably lapped up the dew in the early morning, like the rabbits.
When she had made her way through the brush and scrub cottonwood-trees that lined the opposite bank, she found herself upon the border of a field where the white, bursting cotton, with the dew upon it, gleamed for acres and acres like frosted silver in the early dawn.
a flower with the dew on it, and sunbeams in the dew-drops
On the spot, accordingly, in the pleasant hall and with her eyes on me, I, for a reason that I couldn't then have phrased, achieved an inward resolution--offered a vague pretext for my lateness and, with the plea of the beauty of the night and of the heavy dew and wet feet, went as soon as possible to my room.
oh, ever vernal endless landscapes in the soul; in ye, --though long parched by the dead drought of the earthy life, --in ye, men yet may roll, like young horses in new morning clover; and for some few fleeting moments, feel the cool dew of the life immortal on them.
Now, Missis, she wanted me to do dis way, and she wanted me to do dat way; and, finally, I got kinder sarcy, and, says I, `Now, Missis, do jist look at dem beautiful white hands o' yourn with long fingers, and all a sparkling with rings, like my white lilies when de dew 's on 'em; and look at my great black stumpin hands.
When the dew was not too heavy and the weather was fair there was a short cut through the woods.
This done, I lingered yet a little longer: the flowers smelt so sweet as the dew fell; it was such a pleasant evening, so serene, so warm; the still glowing west promised so fairly another fine day on the morrow; the moon rose with such majesty in the grave east.
He was there - at least, a few yards further in the park; leant against an old ash-tree, his hat off, and his hair soaked with the dew that had gathered on the budded branches, and fell pattering round him.
My shirt and trousers, stained with heat, dew, grass, and the Kentish soil on which I had slept - and torn besides - might have frightened the birds from my aunt's garden, as I stood at the gate.