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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.]


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

Her tears fell with the dews at even. Tennyson.


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

"The golden dew of sleep."



An emblem of morning, or fresh vigor.

"The dew of his youth."


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.




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