Humid meaning

hyo͝omĭd
Containing or characterized by a high amount of water or water vapor.

Humid air; a humid evening.

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Full of water vapor; damp; moist.
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The definition of humid is there is a lot of water vapor in the air.

When the air feels wet, heavy and sticky, this is an example of when it is humid.

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

1667 - John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667)Evening cloud, or humid bow.

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Origin of humid

  • Middle English from Latin hūmidus from hūmēre to be moist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old 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.

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