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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Containing or characterized by a high amount of water or water vapor: humid air; a humid evening. See Synonyms at wet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Containing sensible moisture (usually describing air or atmosphere); damp; moist; somewhat wet or watery; as, humid earth; consisting of water or vapor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing sensible moisture; damp; moist; ; somewhat wet or watery; ; consisting of water or vapor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Moist, or accompanied with moisture; containing, or formed or effected by, water or vapor; wet or watery; damp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin hūmidus, from hūmēre, to be moist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French humide, from Latin humidus, correctly umidus ("moist"), from humere, correctly umere ("to be moist"), akin to ūvēns ("moist"), ūvidus, ūdus ("moist"); all from Proto-Indo-European *wegʷ-, *wogʷ- (“wet”). Cognate with Old Norse vǫkr ("moist, damp, wet"), Scots wak ("moist, damp, wetness, moisture"), English weaky ("moist, wet"). More at weaky. (Wiktionary)

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