dew·y || 'djuːɪ adj. resembling dew, like dew; moist with dew; refreshing; simple, unsophisticated

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  • dewy — dewily, adv. dewiness, n. /dooh ee, dyooh ee/, adj. dewier, dewiest. 1. moist with or as if with dew. 2. having the quality of dew: dewy tears. [bef. 1000; ME; OE deawig; see DEW, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dewy — adjective (dewier, dewiest) 1》 wet with dew. 2》 (of a person s skin) appearing soft, fresh, and youthful. Derivatives dewily adverb dewiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • dewy — UK [ˈdjuːɪ] / US [ˈduɪ] adjective Word forms dewy : adjective dewy comparative dewier superlative dewiest wet with drops of dew …   English dictionary

  • dewy — /ˈdjui/ (say dyoohee) adjective (dewier, dewiest) 1. moist with or as with dew. 2. having the quality of dew: dewy tears. 3. Poetic falling gently, or refreshing like dew: dewy sleep. 4. of dew. {dew + y1} –dewily, adverb –dewiness …  

  • dewy — ► ADJECTIVE (dewier, dewiest) 1) wet with dew. 2) (of a person s skin) appearing soft and lustrous …   English terms dictionary

  • dewy — [do͞o′ē, dyo͞o′ē] adj. dewier, dewiest [ME deui < OE deawig] 1. wet or damp with dew 2. of dew 3. Old Poet. dewlike; refreshing, gentle, etc. dewily adv. dewiness n …   English World dictionary

  • dewy — adj. (dewier, dewiest) 1 a wet with dew. b moist as if with dew. 2 of or like dew. Phrases and idioms: dewy eyed innocently trusting; naiumlvely sentimental. Derivatives: dewily adv. dewiness n. Etymology: OE deawig (as DEW, Y(1)) …   Useful english dictionary

  • DEW — (Heb. טַל), condensation of water vapor on an object near the ground, whose temperature has fallen below the dew point of the surrounding air because of radiational cooling during the night. The conditions favoring the formation of dew are clear… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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