WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
dew•y  (do̅o̅ē, dyo̅o̅ē),USA pronunciation adj.  dew•i•er, dew•i•est. 
  1. moist with or as if with dew.
  2. having the quality of dew:dewy tears.
dewi•ly, adv. 
dewi•ness, n. 
  • bef. 1000; Middle English; Old English dēawig; see dew, -y1

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
dew /du, dyu/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Meteorologymoisture from the atmosphere, esp. at night, and deposited in small drops upon a cool surface:beads of dew.
dew•y, adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
dew  (do̅o̅, dyo̅o̅),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Meteorologymoisture condensed from the atmosphere, esp. at night, and deposited in the form of small drops upon any cool surface.
  2. something like or compared to such drops of moisture, as in purity, delicacy, or refreshing quality.
  3. moisture in small drops on a surface, as tears or perspiration.
  4. [Informal.]
    • See  Scotch whisky. 
    • See  mountain dew. 

v.t. 
  1. to wet with or as with dew.
dewless, adj. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English; Old English dēaw; cognate with German Tau, Old Norse dǫgg

DEW  (do̅o̅, dyo̅o̅),USA pronunciation 
  • Militarydistant early warning. Cf. DEW line.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    dewy /ˈdjuːɪ/ adj (dewier, dewiest)
    1. moist with or as with dew
    2. of or resembling dew
    3. poetic suggesting, falling, or refreshing like dew: dewy sleep

    ˈdewily adv ˈdewiness n



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