Definition of Dry run

1. Noun. A practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert). "A rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding"

Exact synonyms: Rehearsal
Generic synonyms: Drill, Exercise, Practice, Practice Session, Recitation
Specialized synonyms: Dress Rehearsal, Run-through, Walk-through
Category relationships: Concert
Derivative terms: Rehearse

Definition of Dry run

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A practice; a rehearsal. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dry Run

dry one's eyes
dry out
dry pack
dry pericarditis
dry pint
dry pleurisy
dry point
dry powder
dry powder inhaler
dry quart
dry rale
dry reach
dry riser
dry risers
dry rot
dry run (current term)
dry runs
dry season
dry seasons
dry socket
dry spells
dry steering
dry sump
dry synovitis
dry tetter
dry ton
dry unit
dry up

Literary usage of Dry run

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Acts Passed at the ... Session of the General Assembly for the Commonwealth by Kentucky (1874)
"Approved January 30, 1874. CHAPTER 143. AN ACT to amend an act, entitled "An act to incorporate the Vanceburg, dry run. and ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1903)
"There is a small branch between David's fork, and the Little North fork, colled Opossum run, and another between Miller's run and dry run, callea Lane's run ..."

3. Reports of Decisions in the Supreme Court of the United States: With Notes by Benjamin Robbins Curtis, United States Supreme Court (1870)
"... called Opossum Run, and another between Miller's Run and dry run, called Lane's Run ; and another between dry run and M'Connell's Run, ..."

4. Who's who in Finance and Banking by John William Leonard (1922)
"dry run, Pa., June в, ISM: s. of James П. and Jane C. ... dry run Academy and Academia Academy: m. dry run, Sept. 30, 1S4>. Nettie B. Wolff: one son, ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"The plaintiff contends that dry run is a watercourse, of which it has control, and which it has controlled for many years; that the watercourse should have ..."

6. Final Report: Work Done Upon the Comprehensive System of Sewers, from by Commissioners of Sewerage, Louisville (Ky.) (1913)
"The dry run Sewer is the largest sewer crossed by the Beargrass Inter- cepter. The connection was built at the intersection of ..."

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