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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 ?
The dews were suffered to exhale, and the sun had dispersed the mists, and was shedding a strong and clear light in the forest, when the travelers resumed their journey.
So sweetly cool was the atmosphere, after all the feverish day, that the summer eve might be fancied as sprinkling dews and liquid moonlight, with a dash of icy temper in them, out of a silver vase.
As the wild duck is more swift and beautiful than the tame, so is the wild--the mallard--thought, which 'mid falling dews wings its way above the fens.
Her narrow, humdrum existence bloomed under the dews that fell from this fresh spirit; her dullness brightened under the kindling touch of the younger mind, took fire from the "vital spark of heavenly flame" that seemed always to radiate from Rebecca's presence.
Gone, gone, sold and gone To the rice swamp dank and lone, Where the slave-whip ceaseless swings, Where the noisome insect stings, Where the fever-demon strews Poison with the falling dews, Where the sickly sunbeams glare Through the hot and misty air:-- Gone, gone, sold and gone To the rice swamp dank and lone, From Virginia hills and waters-- Woe is me, my stolen daughters
The dews of a summer evening are what I would not expose any body to.
As Bees In spring time, when the Sun with Taurus rides, Poure forth thir populous youth about the Hive In clusters; they among fresh dews and flowers Flie to and fro, or on the smoothed Plank, The suburb of thir Straw-built Cittadel, New rub'd with Baume, expatiate and confer Thir State affairs.
The declivity of the upper surface, from the circumference to the centre, is the natural cause why all the dews and rains, which fall upon the island, are conveyed in small rivulets toward the middle, where they are emptied into four large basins, each of about half a mile in circuit, and two hundred yards distant from the centre.
The heat in the day is intolerable, and the dews in the night so unwholesome that it is almost certain death to go out with one's head uncovered.
Sancho passed the night in pain, for with the evening dews the blow of the staff made itself felt all the more.
But for all the hurry of his coming, these were not the dews of exertion that he wiped away, but the moisture of some strangling anguish; for his face was white and his voice, when he spoke, harsh and broken.
D'Artagnan was passing along a lane on the spot where the Rue d'Assas is now situated, breathing the balmy emanations which were borne upon the wind from the Rue de Vaugirard, and which arose from the gardens refreshed by the dews of evening and the breeze of night.