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Dew (?), n. [AS. de�xa0;w; akin to D. dauw, G. thau, tau, Icel. dogg, Sw. dagg, Dan. dug; cf. Skr. dhav, dhav, to flow. . Cf. Dag dew.]

1.

Moisture from the atmosphere condensed by cool bodies upon their surfaces, particularly at night.

Her tears fell with the dews at even. Tennyson.

2.

Figuratively, anything which falls lightly and in a refreshing manner.

"The golden dew of sleep."

Shak.

3.

An emblem of morning, or fresh vigor.

"The dew of his youth."

Longfellow.

Dew is used in combination; as, dew-bespangled, dew-drenched, dewdrop, etc.

 

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Dew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dewed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dewing.]

To wet with dew or as with dew; to bedew; to moisten; as with dew.

The grasses grew A little ranker since they dewed them so. A. B. Saxton.

 

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Dew, a. & n.

Same as Due, or Duty.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

 

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