Meaning of DEW in English

n. & v.


1. atmospheric vapour condensing in small drops on cool surfaces at night.

2 beaded or glistening moisture resembling this, e.g. tears.

3 freshness, refreshing quality. wet with or as with dew.

Phrases and idioms:


1. a rudimentary inner toe found on some dogs.

2 a false hoof on a deer etc.


1. the time when dew begins to form.

2 evening. dew-point the temperature at which dew forms. dew-pond a shallow usu. artificial pond once supposed to have been fed by atmospheric condensation.

Etymology: OE deaw f. Gmc; DEW - abbr. distant early warning.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.