A moist orange cake.
The definition of moist is something that is damp or a little wet.
An example of moist is a cake that is spongy and not dry.
- slightly wet; damp
- characterized by rain or humidity
Origin of moistOld French moiste from Vulgar Latin an unverified form muscidus, altered (prob. influenced, influence by Classical Latin musteus, of new wine, fresh from mustum, must) from Classical Latin mucidus, moldy from mucus, mucus
- Slightly wet; damp: a moist sponge; a dog's moist nose.
- Humid: the moist gulf air.
- Characterized by considerable rainfall; rainy: a moist climate.
- Juicy or succulent; not dried out: Basting keeps the turkey moist in the oven.
- Tearful: moist eyes.
Origin of moistMiddle English moiste from Old French alteration ( influenced by Latin musteus juicy ) of Vulgar Latin muscidus alteration of Latin mūcidus moldy from mūcus mucus
(comparative moister or more moist, superlative moistest or most moist)
- Slightly wet; characterised by the presence of moisture, not dry; damp. [from 14th c.]
- Of eyes: tearful, wet with tears. [from 14th c.]
- Of weather, climate etc.: rainy, damp. [from 14th c.]
- (sciences, now historical) Pertaining to one of the four essential qualities formerly believed to be present in all things, characterised by wetness. [from 14th c.]
- (medicine) Characterised by the presence of pus, mucus etc. [from 14th c.]
- (colloquial) Sexually lubricated (of the vagina); sexually aroused, turned on (of a woman). [from 20th c.]