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Princeton's WordNet

  1. damp, dampish, moist(adj)

    slightly wet

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


  1. moist(Adjective)

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

  2. moist(Adjective)

    Of eyes: tearful, wet with tears.

  3. moist(Adjective)

    Of weather, climate etc.: rainy, damp.

  4. moist(Adjective)

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

  5. moist(Adjective)

    Watery, liquid, fluid.

  6. moist(Adjective)

    Characterised by the presence of pus, mucus etc.

  7. moist(Adjective)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moist(adj)

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

  2. Moist(adj)

    fresh, or new

  3. Moist(verb)

    to moisten

  4. Origin: [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. Angela White:

    Brains are like sponges... If allowed to remain moist for too long they become moldy.

  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. 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.

  4. Lauren Streicher:

    It's true that yeast like to grow in warm, moist places. But a vagina is a warm, moist place all the time—whether you have a bathing suit on or not.

  5. Dan Kottlowski:

    The hurricane remains in a very favorable environment for further intensification, including low vertical wind shear, deep moist unstable air and warm water.

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