Lexicon: Druid – dry

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Druid, proper n. [Fr. < L. < Celtic, 'tree-seer, oak-knower'.]

Forest; grove; oak-tree; leafy plant whereon mistletoe grows; [fig.] magic; mystery; transcendent; natural world; ancient order of priests in Celtic lands; [metaphor] poet; bard; cantor; diviner; oracle; philosopher; prophet; singer; song-writer.

Druidic, adj. [see Druid, proper n.] (webplay: nation, natural).

Fundamental; limbic; primal; primeval; [fig.] healing; magical; mystical; mythical; numinous; supernatural; transcendental; spiritual; otherworldly; [see E. B. Browning's Aurora Leigh and ED's letters.]

drum (-s), n. [MDu. tromme.] (webplay: beat, ear, heart, music, stretched, turning).

  1. Military percussion instrument.
  2. Eardrum; tympanum [used associatively.]
  3. Cylinder; hollow container; musical instrument; [fig.] orb; globe that revolves on an axis.
  4. Heartbeat.

drum (-s), v. [see drum, n.] (webplay: play).

Echo; pound upon.

drummer, n. [see drum, n.]

Musician; percussionist for the military.

drunk, verbal adj. [shortened from drunken; see drink, v.] (webplay: reel, strong).

Phrase. “get drunk”: become intoxicated; alter a mood with alcohol; [fig.] become euphoric; (see Deuteronomy 29:6).

drunkard, n. [see drink, v.] (webplay: drink, drunken, liquor, reel).

Alcoholic; imbiber; intemperate person; one who stumbles, wanders, or loses control of body mobility through the use of alcohol; (see Deuteronomy 21:20); [fig.] reveler; dilettante; merrymaker; enthusiast; soul who delights in the beauties of nature; [metaphor] bee; pollen-gathering insect.

drunken, verbal adj. [see drink, v.] (webplay: drink, drunkard, inebriated, liquor, reel, stagger, strong).

  1. Staggering; wandering aimlessly; stumbling from drinking alcohol; not in control of one's body movements; (see Isaiah 19:14); [fig.] stuttering; stammering; slurring.
  2. Intoxicated with liquor; satiated; (see Genesis 9:21).
  3. Alcoholic; frequently imbibing; habitually drinking alcohol; (see Matthew 24:49); [fig.] passed-out; unconscious.

dry (dried), adj. [OE; see drought, n.] (air, blow, eyes, free, honorable, meadow, men, rainy, road, sun, thirsty, wetness, wind).

  1. Tearless; not weeping; finished crying; [fig.] exhausted; spent; depleted.
  2. Unsaturated; not drowning; not inundated; not overwhelmed; having no water; [fig.] fearless; not afraid; having courage.
  3. Barren; arid; bleak; desolate; [fig.] meaningless; devoid of significance.
  4. Tart; tangy; sharp; crisp; unsweetened; slightly sour; mildly acidic; from grapes not quite ripe; without a strong fruit flavor; [fig.] wry; ironic; not sentimental; emotionally understated; elegantly unpretentious; stylistically plain; rhetorically unembellished; based in logos rather than in pathos.
  5. Tasteless; not moist; [fig.] boring; unsatisfying; not interesting.
  6. Empty; thirsty; past feeling; devoid of emotion; [fig.] ebbing; decreasing; diminished.
  7. Free of snow; without ice; not muddy; [fig.] passable; navigable.
  8. Depleted; free of liquid; without rain; (see Genesis 1:9).
  9. Dehydrated; preserved; desiccated; parched; sun-baked; (see Isaiah 56:3).

dry, v. [see dry, adj.]

Phrase. “Go dry”: evaporate; be empty; lose all water content; [fig.] disappear; vanish; die; become lifeless; (see Job 15:30).