Meaning of DEW in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈdü also ]

ˈdyü noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English dēaw; akin to Old High German tou dew, Greek thein to run

Date: before 12th century

1. : moisture condensed upon the surfaces of cool bodies especially at night

2. : something resembling dew in purity, freshness, or power to refresh

3. : moisture especially when appearing in minute droplets: as

a. : tears

b. : sweat

c. : droplets of water produced by a plant in transpiration

• dew transitive verb

• dew·less -ləs adjective

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