Definition of dew noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//djuː//
; NAmE NAmE//duː//
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the very small drops of water that form on the ground, etc. during the night The grass was wet with early morning dew. Word OriginOld English dēaw, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dauw and German Tau (noun), tauen (verb).Extra examples The grass was still wet with dew. The sun had dried the early morning dew. There was a heavy dew this morning.
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