hu·mid | \ˈhyü-məd, ˈyü-\

Definition of humid 

: containing or characterized by perceptible moisture especially to the point of being oppressive

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Other Words from humid

humidly adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for humid


damp, muggy, sticky, sultry



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wet, damp, dank, moist, humid mean covered or more or less soaked with liquid. wet usually implies saturation but may suggest a covering of a surface with water or something (such as paint) not yet dry. slipped on the wet pavement damp implies a slight or moderate absorption and often connotes an unpleasant degree of moisture. clothes will mildew if stored in a damp place dank implies a more distinctly disagreeable or unwholesome dampness. a prisoner in a cold, dank cell moist applies to what is slightly damp or not felt as dry. treat the injury with moist heat humid applies to the presence of much water vapor in the air. a hot, humid climate

Examples of humid in a Sentence

the air was so humid that our beach towels hanging on the line never really got dry

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Monday and Tuesday will be slightly humid in Baltimore, with temperatures in the low to mid 80s, according to the NWS. Christina Tkacik,, "Maryland weather: Thunderstorms move through region Sunday night," 25 June 2018 By Mark Stewart The air was so humid inside the Milwaukee Academy of Science at times Wednesday that the gym doors had to be opened to let in some cool air to prevent the floor from getting slick. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Five takeaways: Destiny 76, Milwaukee Academy of Science 65," 15 Feb. 2018 Forecasters said Monday will be hot and humid, with plenty of sunshine and a high near 87. Emily Sweeney,, "Friday will be sunny and pleasant, but thunderstorms possible this weekend," 13 July 2018 Wednesday was a very hot and humid day across the Mississippi Valley. Greg Porter, Washington Post, "This mesmerizing storm makes it look like a bomb went off over Memphis last night," 13 July 2018 Derechos tend to form in summer along the northern edge of a hot and humid air mass. Tom Skilling,, "Ask Tom: Is there a reason one particular area keeps getting hit by severe thunderstorms?," 12 July 2018 Much of that may be attributed to the hot and humid Brazilian weather, with several teams – including the United States against Belgium – running out of gas in the latter stages. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Extra time is lame. Let's just skip straight to penalties at the World Cup," 8 July 2018 Another hot and humid day climbing to 92 degrees with rain chance of 50 percent in the forecast for Central Florida for Tuesday, June 26, according to the meteorologists at Fox affiliate WOFL-Ch., "Weather: Scorching temperatures could make way for rain this afternoon," 26 June 2018 Peak wind gusts were 75 mph at Davenport, Iowa, 70 mph at South Wayne, Wis., and 65 mph at Dubuque, Iowa and Nora, Ill. Cooler and less humid air should arrive by Tuesday and linger most of next week. Tom Skilling,, "Storms to accompany weekend warmth and humidity," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of humid

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for humid

French or Latin; French humide, from Latin humidus, from humēre

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English Language Learners Definition of humid

: having a lot of moisture in the air


hu·mid | \ˈhyü-məd, ˈyü-\

Kids Definition of humid

: moist a humid climate


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Medical Definition of humid 

: containing or characterized by perceptible moisture especially to the point of being oppressive a hot humid climate

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