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
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)