5 letter word starting with dri

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dried imp. & past participle of Day. Also adj.; as, dried apples., of Dry
drier noun One who, or that which, dries; that which may expel or absorb moisture; a desiccative; as, the sun and a northwesterly wind are great driers of the earth., Drying oil; a substance mingled with the oil used in oil painting to make it dry quickly., Alt. of Driest
drift noun A driving; a violent movement., The act or motion of drifting; the force which impels or drives; an overpowering influence or impulse., Course or direction along which anything is driven; setting., The tendency of an act, argument, course of conduct, or the like; object aimed at or intended; intention; hence, also, import or meaning of a sentence or discourse; aim., That which is driven, forced, or urged along, Anything driven at random., A mass of matter which has been driven or forced onward together in a body, or thrown together in a heap, etc., esp. by wind or water; as, a drift of snow, of ice, of sand, and the like., A drove or flock, as of cattle, sheep, birds., The horizontal thrust or pressure of an arch or vault upon the abutments., A collection of loose earth and rocks, or boulders, which have been distributed over large portions of the earth’s surface, especially in latitudes north of forty degrees, by the agency of ice., In South Africa, a ford in a river., A slightly tapered tool of steel for enlarging or shaping a hole in metal, by being forced or driven into or through it; a broach., A tool used in driving down compactly the composition contained in a rocket, or like firework., A deviation from the line of fire, peculiar to oblong projectiles., A passage driven or cut between shaft and shaft; a driftway; a small subterranean gallery; an adit or tunnel., The distance through which a current flows in a given time., The angle which the line of a ship’s motion makes with the meridian, in drifting., The distance to which a vessel is carried off from her desired course by the wind, currents, or other causes., The place in a deep-waisted vessel where the sheer is raised and the rail is cut off, and usually terminated with a scroll, or driftpiece., The distance between the two blocks of a tackle., The difference between the size of a bolt and the hole into which it is driven, or between the circumference of a hoop and that of the mast on which it is to be driven., To float or be driven along by, or as by, a current of water or air; as, the ship drifted astern; a raft drifted ashore; the balloon drifts slowly east., To accumulate in heaps by the force of wind; to be driven into heaps; as, snow or sand drifts., to make a drift; to examine a vein or ledge for the purpose of ascertaining the presence of metals or ores; to follow a vein; to prospect., To drive or carry, as currents do a floating body., To drive into heaps; as, a current of wind drifts snow or sand., To enlarge or shape, as a hole, with a drift., That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud.
drill verb t. To pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to perforate; as, to drill a hole into a rock; to drill a piece of metal., To train in the military art; to exercise diligently, as soldiers, in military evolutions and exercises; hence, to instruct thoroughly in the rudiments of any art or branch of knowledge; to discipline., To practice an exercise or exercises; to train one’s self., An instrument with an edged or pointed end used for making holes in hard substances; strictly, a tool that cuts with its end, by revolving, as in drilling metals, or by a succession of blows, as in drilling stone; also, a drill press., The act or exercise of training soldiers in the military art, as in the manual of arms, in the execution of evolutions, and the like; hence, diligent and strict instruction and exercise in the rudiments and methods of any business; a kind or method of military exercises; as, infantry drill; battalion drill; artillery drill., Any exercise, physical or mental, enforced with regularity and by constant repetition; as, a severe drill in Latin grammar., A marine gastropod, of several species, which kills oysters and other bivalves by drilling holes through the shell. The most destructive kind is Urosalpinx cinerea., To cause to flow in drills or rills or by trickling; to drain by trickling; as, waters drilled through a sandy stratum., To sow, as seeds, by dribbling them along a furrow or in a row, like a trickling rill of water., To entice; to allure from step; to decoy; — with on., To cause to slip or waste away by degrees., To trickle., To sow in drills., A small trickling stream; a rill., An implement for making holes for sowing seed, and sometimes so formed as to contain seeds and drop them into the hole made., A light furrow or channel made to put seed into sowing., A row of seed sown in a furrow., A large African baboon (Cynocephalus leucophaeus)., Same as Drilling.
drily adverb See Dryly.
drink verb i. To swallow anything liquid, for quenching thirst or other purpose; to imbibe; to receive or partake of, as if in satisfaction of thirst; as, to drink from a spring., To quaff exhilarating or intoxicating liquors, in merriment or feasting; to carouse; to revel; hence, to lake alcoholic liquors to excess; to be intemperate in the /se of intoxicating or spirituous liquors; to tipple., To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water., To take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to absorb; to imbibe., To take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to inhale; to hear; to see., To smoke, as tobacco., Liquid to be swallowed; any fluid to be taken into the stomach for quenching thirst or for other purposes, as water, coffee, or decoctions., Specifically, intoxicating liquor; as, when drink is on, wit is out.
dript of Drip
drive verb t. To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room., To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive a person to his own door., To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain; to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of circumstances, by argument, and the like., To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute., To clear, by forcing away what is contained., To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel., To pass away; — said of time., To rush and press with violence; to move furiously., To be forced along; to be impelled; to be moved by any physical force or agent; to be driven., To go by carriage; to pass in a carriage; to proceed by directing or urging on a vehicle or the animals that draw it; as, the coachman drove to my door., To press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive; — usually with at., To distrain for rent., Driven., The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure; — distinguished from a ride taken on horseback., A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving., Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business., In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift., A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river.
drith noun Drought.