dryer
variant of drier

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dryer — Dry er, n. See {Drier}. Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dryer — agent noun from DRY (Cf. dry) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dryer — is the preferred spelling for the noun meaning ‘a machine or device that dries clothes, hair, etc.’, not drier …   Modern English usage

  • dryer — (also drier) ► NOUN ▪ a machine or device for drying something, especially the hair or laundry …   English terms dictionary

  • dryer — [drī′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that dries; specif., a) a frame or rack for drying clothes, etc. b) an apparatus for drying by heating or blowing air, esp. an appliance for drying clothes 2. DRIER …   English World dictionary

  • Dryer — A dryer (or drier) most commonly means: Hair dryer Hand dryer Clothes dryer, also known as a tumble dryer Belt dryer Cereal dryer, for food preservation Desiccant, a substance that absorbs or adsorbs water Grain dryer for storage grain bins Oil… …   Wikipedia

  • Dryer — John Frederick „Fred“ Dryer (* 6. Juli 1946 in Hawthorne, Kalifornien, USA) ist ein US amerikanischer Schauspieler und ehemaliger professioneller Football Spieler. Leben Bevor er begann als Schauspieler zu arbeiten, war Fred Dryer als Football… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dryer — var. of DRIER(2). * * * dryer [dryer dryers] (also drier) [ˈdraɪə(r)] [ˈdraɪər] …   Useful english dictionary

  • dryer — [[t]dra͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] dryers also drier N COUNT: oft n N A dryer is a machine for drying things. There are different kinds of dryer, for examples ones designed for drying clothes, crops, or people s hair or hands. → See also , tumble dryer If you… …   English dictionary

  • dryer — /druy euhr/, n. 1. Also, drier. a machine, appliance, or apparatus for removing moisture, as by forced ventilation or heat: hair dryer; clothes dryer. 2. drier1 (defs. 1, 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • dryer — noun a) An household appliance that removes the water from clothing by accelerating evaporation, usually though heat and a tumbling motion. b) An electric hair dryer. Syn: clothes dryer …   Wiktionary

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