What does arid mean?

arid meaning in General Dictionary

Exhausted of moisture parched with temperature dry barren

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  • lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
  • lacking enough liquid or rain
  • Exhausted of moisture; parched with heat; dried out; barren.

arid meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1650s, "dry, parched," from French aride (15c.) or straight from Latin aridus "dry, arid, parched," from arere "to-be dry," from PIE root *as- "to burn, shine" (see ash (n.1)). Figurative sense of "uninteresting" is from 1827. Associated: Aridly.


arid - German to English

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arid meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) fatigued of dampness; parched with heat; dried out; barren.


Sentence Examples with the word arid

The Arctic peoples regulated their lives by the long day and night in the year; among the tribes in the arid region the place of sunrise was marked on the horizon for each day; the tropical Indians were not so observant, but they worshipped the sun-god above all.

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