- containing a high amount of water or water vapor; noticeably moist: humid air; a humid climate.
Origin of humid
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Examples from the Web for humid
The hot, humid climate on parts of the continent is perfect for palm oil plantations.Our Taste for Cheap Palm Oil Is Killing Chimpanzees
July 11, 2014
That humid night, I realized I had forgotten how much I loved and missed performers like Gift of Gab, the Fat Boys, and Raekwon.Where Have All the Fat Rappers Gone? Or, How Hip-Hop Lost All the Weight.
August 28, 2013
I had last seen Lembembe in March, on a sticky, humid evening in Yaoundé.Processing the Murder of Eric Ohena Lembembe
July 17, 2013
And, face it, no one really wants to be in humid Washington, D.C., at the end of June when they can be somewhere else.What’s Taking the Supreme Court So Long?
Richard L. Hasen
June 21, 2013
First, you need warm, humid air beneath a layer of cool, dry air.Can You Blame Moore on Global Warming?
May 21, 2013
The day had been humid, warm and sultry, and the doors and windows were open.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
We escaped finally, damp with much laughter in a humid atmosphere.Lotus Buds
Spero stood at the writing-desk for a time, and his dark eyes were humid.The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)
Alexandre Dumas pre
Now, her mood was such that the humid sky harmonized with it.A Pair of Blue Eyes
The eyes, soft, humid with compassion, looked directly out to his.The Dragon Painter
Mary McNeil Fenollosa
- moist; dampa humid day
Word Origin and History for humid
early 15c., from Old French humide or directly from Latin humidus "moist, wet," variant (probably by influence of humus "earth") of umidus, from umere "be moist," from PIE *wegw- "wet."