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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 ?
In evening's limpid air, What time the dew's soothings Unto the earth downpour, Invisibly and unheard-- For tender shoe-gear wear The soothing dews, like all that's kind-gentle--: Bethinkst thou then, bethinkst thou, burning heart, How once thou thirstedest For heaven's kindly teardrops and dew's down-droppings, All singed and weary thirstedest, What time on yellow grass-pathways Wicked, occidental sunny glances Through sombre trees about thee sported, Blindingly sunny glow-glances, gladly-hurting?
Then there was a great bustle, as they flew about on shining wings, some laying cushions of violet leaves in the boat, others folding the Queen's veil and mantle more closely round her, lest the falling dews should chill her.
Eva wondered, but silently followed her guide, little Rose-Leaf, who with tender words passed among the delicate blossoms, pouring dew on their feeble roots, cheering them with her loving words and happy smile.
My auxiliaries are the dews and rains which water this dry soil, and what fertility is in the soil itself, which for the most part is lean and effete.
A long war, not with cranes, but with weeds, those Trojans who had sun and rain and dews on their side.
We feel rather the beauty of flowers, the warmth of sun, the softness of spring winds, and see the greening trees, the morning dews, the soft rains.
The night wind tells me secrets Of lotus lilies blue; And hour by hour the willows Shake down the chiming dew.
For, see you, it was our custom to lick the dew from the oar-blades, the gunwales, the thwarts, and the inside planking.
But on this night, waiting for the dew, a little of it, to become more, on the surfaces that were mine, I heard the noises of a dew-lapper moving aft along the port- gunwale--which was my property aft of the stroke-thwart clear to the stern.
The dew, not visible till the sun was up, wetted Levin's legs and his blouse above his belt in the high growing, fragrant hemp patch, from which the pollen had already fallen out.
The sedge, silvery with dew before, now shone like gold.
At night when the sun went down, the sheets were slackened; in the morning, when they yielded up the damp of the dew and relaxed, they were pulled tight again--and that was all.