Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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dew

[doo, dyoo] noun 

1. moisture condensed from the atmosphere, especially 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.
a. Scotch whisky.
b. mountain dew.
verb (used with object)
5. to wet with or as with dew. 


Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English dēaw; cognate with German Tau, Old Norse dǫgg
Related forms
dew·less, adjective
un·dewed, adjective

Can be confused: dew, do, due (see synonym study at do) (see usage note at due). 

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