Dew in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is dew a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word dew is a Scrabble US word. The word dew is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Is dew a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word dew is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

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You can make 7 words from 'dew' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'dew'

DEW 7WED 7

2 letters words from 'dew'

DE 3ED 3
EW 5WE 5

All 3 letters words made out of dew

dew edw dwe wde ewd wed

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word dew. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in dew.

Definitions and meaning of dew

dew

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /djuː/
  • IPA(key): /dʒuː/ (among those with yod-coalescence in stressed syllables)
  • (US) IPA(key): /du/ (among those with yod-dropping)
  • Homophones: do, doo (with yod-dropping), Jew (with yod-coalescence), due

Etymology 1

From Middle English dew, from Old English dēaw (dew), from Proto-Germanic *dawwaz, *dawwą (dew, moisture), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- (smoke, haze). Cognate with German Tau, Dutch dauw and Afrikaans dou.

Noun

dew (countable and uncountable, plural dews)

  1. (uncountable) Any moisture from the atmosphere condensed by cool bodies upon their surfaces.
  2. (uncountable) Moisture in the air that settles on plants, etc in the morning, resulting in drops.
    Synonym: rore (obsolete)
  3. (countable, but see usage notes) An instance of such moisture settling on plants, etc.
  4. (figurative) Anything that falls lightly and in a refreshing manner.
  5. (figurative) An emblem of morning, or fresh vigour.
    • 1858, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Courtship of Miles Standish
      the dew of his youth

Usage notes

  • Although the countable sense is still used, the plural form is now archaic or poetic only.

Derived terms

  • dew point
  • honeydew

Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English dewe, dewyn, from Old English *dēawian, from the same source as above.

Verb

dew (third-person singular simple present dews, present participle dewing, simple past and past participle dewed)

  1. To wet with, or as if with, dew; to moisten.
    • (Can we date this quote by A. B. Saxton and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The grasses grew / A little ranker since they dewed them so.

Related terms

  • bedew

Translations

Anagrams

  • Wed, Wed., we'd, wed

Catalan

Etymology

From adéu.

Interjection

dew

  1. (Internet slang) bye

Cornish

Etymology

From Proto-Brythonic *dọw, from Proto-Celtic *dwau, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Numeral

dew

  1. two

Related terms

  • dyw

See also

  • (cardinal number): Previous: onan. Next: tri

Mutation


Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English dēaw, from Proto-Germanic *dawwaz, *dawwą.

Alternative forms

  • deu, dewe, deaw, deau, dewȝ, dæw, deew, dieuȝ

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛu̯/
  • Rhymes: -ɛu̯

Noun

dew (plural dewes)

  1. dew; moisture present on plants.
  2. (figurative) A rejuvenating substance.
  3. (rare) Sodden or water-soaked terrain.
Derived terms
  • dewy
  • dewyn
  • dewynge
Descendants
  • English: dew
  • Scots: dew, deow, dyow
  • Yola: dhew
References
  • “deu (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-12.

Etymology 2

From Old French deü.

Adjective

dew

  1. Alternative form of dewe (due)

Noun

dew

  1. Alternative form of dewe (due)

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /deːu̯/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /dɛu̯/

Adjective

dew

  1. Soft mutation of tew.

Mutation


Zazaki

Etymology

Compare Persian ده(deh).

Noun

dew ?

  1. village

Declension

See also

  • dewıc

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to wet with condensed moisture.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)