dew, abbr. distant early warning.
dew, n. & v.
1 atmospheric vapour condensing in small drops on cool surfaces at night.
2 beaded or glistening moisture resembling this, e.g. tears.
3 freshness, refreshing quality.
--v.tr. wet with or as with dew.
1 a rudimentary inner toe found on some dogs.
2 a false hoof on a deer etc.
1 the time when dew begins to form.
2 evening. dew-point the temperature at which dew forms. dew-pond a shallow usu. artificial pond once supposed to have been fed by atmospheric condensation.
OE deaw f. Gmc
asperge, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, dawn dew
, dewdrops, douche, evening damp, false dew
, fog drip, hose, hose down, humect, humectate, humidify, irrigate, moisten, night dew
, paddle, slobber, slop, slosh, sparge, spatter, splash, splatter, sponge, spray, sprinkle, swash, syringe, water, wet, wet down
moisture, moistness, humidity, humectation, madefaction, dew
, serein, marsh, hygrometry, hygrometer, moist, damp, watery, madid, roric, undried, humid, sultry, wet, dank, luggy, dewy, roral, rorid, roscid, juicy, wringing wet, soaking wet, wet through to the skin, saturated, swashy, soggy, dabbled, reeking, dripping, soaking, soft, sodden, sloppy, muddy, swampy, irriguous.