What does the word arid mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Parched; dry; barren.

Usage examples for arid

  1. Generally speaking it is an arid precarious tract, but there are fertile stretches which will be mentioned in the descriptions of the districts. – The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir by Sir James McCrone Douie
  2. Without thee all the world is a valley of bitterness; with thee its most arid desert would be an Eden. – The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier by Edgar Beecher Bronson
  3. Living as they do in the very heart of a barren, arid waste, they control very little land worth taking from them and have therefore been unmolested longer than they otherwise would have been. – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith