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Princeton's WordNet

  1. damp, dampish, moistadjective

    slightly wet

    "clothes damp with perspiration"; "a moist breeze"; "eyes moist with tears"


  1. moistadjective

    Slightly wet; characterised by the presence of moisture, not dry; damp.

  2. moistadjective

    Of eyes: tearful, wet with tears.

  3. moistadjective

    Of weather, climate etc.: rainy, damp.

  4. moistadjective

    Pertaining to one of the four essential qualities formerly believed to be present in all things, characterised by wetness.

  5. moistadjective

    Watery, liquid, fluid.

  6. moistadjective

    Characterised by the presence of pus, mucus etc.

  7. moistadjective

    Sexually lubricated (of the vagina); sexually aroused, turned on (of a woman).

  8. Etymology: From moiste, from moiste and moiste, of obscure origin and formation. Perhaps from a late variant of mucidus combined with a reflex of mustum.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MOISTadjective

    Etymology: moiste,moite, French.

    Why were the moist in number so outdone,
    That to a thousand dry they are but one. Richard Blackmore.

    Many who live well in a dry air, fall into all the diseases that depend upon a relaxation in a moist one. Arbuthnot.

    Nor yet, when moist Arcturus clouds the sky,
    The woods and fields their pleasing toils deny. Alexander Pope.

  2. To Moist, To Moistenverb

    To make damp; to make wet to a small degree; to damp.

    Etymology: from moist.

    Write till your ink be dry; and with your tears
    Moist it again; and frame some feeling line. William Shakespeare.

    His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow. Job xxi. 24.

    A pipe a little moistened on the inside, so as there be no drops left, maketh a more solemn sound than if the pipe were dry. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 230.

    When torrents from the mountains fall no more, the swelling river is reduced into his shallow bed, with scarce water to moisten his own pebbles. John Dryden, Æn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moistadjective

    moderately wet; damp; humid; not dry; as, a moist atmosphere or air

  2. Moistadjective

    fresh, or new

  3. Moistverb

    to moisten

  4. Etymology: [OE. moiste, OF. moiste, F. moite, fr. L. muccidus, for mucidus, moldy, musty. Cf. Mucus, Mucid.]


  1. Moist

    Moist was a five-piece Canadian alternative rock band that was popular in the mid-to-late-1990s. The band was led by lead singer David Usher, and featured Mark Makoway, Jeff Pearce, Kevin Young and Paul Wilcox.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Moist

    moist, adj. damp: humid: juicy: containing water or other liquid.—vs.t. Moist′en, Moist (obs.), to make moist: to wet slightly; Moist′ify, to make moist.—ns. Moist′ness; Moist′ure, moistness: that which makes slightly wet: a small quantity of any liquid. [O. Fr. moiste (Fr. moite)—L. musteus,—mustum, juice of grapes, new wine.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moist in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of moist in a Sentence

  1. Chris Vagasky:

    We know that Arctic Ocean is changing faster than the rest of The Earth with respect to Arctic Ocean climate, and so monitoring these trends in thunderstorms and lightning in this very remote area helps us detect where these warm, moist air intrusions are occurring in this region.

  2. Patrick Marsh:

    This cold, dry air mass limits two of the main ingredients for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, namely warm and moist air.

  3. Bill Bunting:

    The jet stream pattern is not unfavorable for severe weather as we get a little bit later into March and certainly beyond, if that pattern holds, very strong wind fields down across the Gulf Coast in proximity to warm, moist air suggest that the Gulf Coast in the near-term may be an area to watch closely.

  4. Hugh Elliott:

    I have you and even if we never meet or ever see each other, we have left our thumbprints in the thick, moist clay of each others lives.

  5. Harold Brooks:

    A man stands atop a smashed car in a tornado-ravaged neighborhood south of Oklahoma City. The F5 tornado killed some 44 people in May 1999. ( Reuters) Most tornadoes form from supercells, also known as a rotating thunderstorm or a mesocyclone. A supercell is typically a thunderstorm with the winds already in motion, according to National Geographic. It requires a combination of warm, moist air and cold, dry air which are the ingredients for a regular thunderstorm.

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