Dry vs Parch - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between dry and parch
is that dry
is to lose moisture while parch
is to burn the surface of, to scorch.
As a adjective dry
is free from liquid or moisture.
As a noun parch is
the condition of being parched.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) drye, drie, dri, drige, dryge, . See also (l), (l), (l).
* (l) (obsolete)
Free from liquid or moisture.
- The weather, we agreed, was too dry for the season.
(chemistry) Free of water in any state; anhydrous.
- Not a dry eye was to be seen in the assembly.
Thirsty; needing drink.
* (William Shakespeare)
(of an alcoholic beverage) Lacking sugar or low in sugar; not sweet.
- Give the dry fool drink.
Maintaining temperance; void or abstinent from alcoholic beverages.
(of a person or joke) Subtly humorous, yet without mirth.
* (Washington Irving)
(of a scientist or his laboratory) Not working with chemical or biological matter, but, rather, doing computations.
(masonry) Built without mortar; dry-stone.
(of animals) Not giving milk.
- He was rather a dry , shrewd kind of body.
Lacking interest or amusement; barren; unembellished.
* (Alexander Pope)
(fine arts) Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of execution, or lacking delicate contours and soft transitions of colour.
- These epistles will become less dry , more susceptible of ornament.
* (free from liquid or moisture) arid, parched
* (free from liquid or moisture) wet
* (abstinent from alcohol) wet
* bone dry
* dry as a bone
* dry as a dead dingo’s donger
* dry cough
* dry hole
* dry ice
* dry run
* dry spell
* dry weight
* like watching paint dry
To lose moisture.
To remove moisture from.
- The clothes dried on the line.
(ambitransitive, figurative) To cease or cause to cease.
- Devin dried her eyes with a handkerchief.
- Their sources of income dried up.
- The stream of chatter dried up.
* dry out
* dry up
To burn the surface of, to scorch.
To roast, as dry grain.
* Bible, Leviticus xxiii. 14
- The sun today could parch cement.
To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat.
- Ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn.
(colloquial) To make thirsty.
- The patient's mouth is parched from fever.
(archaic) To boil something slowly (Still used in Lancashire in , a type of mushy peas ).
To become superficially burnt; be become sunburned.
- We're parched , hon. Could you send up an ale from the cooler?
- The locals watched, amused, as the tourists parched in the sun, having neglected to apply sunscreen or bring water.
The condition of being parched.
* 1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 64:
- Yet here he is, not at the head, but somewhere toward the rear of the serpentine queue wending its way through all this parch […].