from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Diffuse wetness that can be felt as vapor in the atmosphere or condensed liquid on the surfaces of objects; dampness.
- n. The state or quality of being damp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A moderate degree of wetness. --Francis Bacon.
- n. That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid;liquid in small quantity.
- n. Skin moisture noted as: dry, moist, clammy, or diaphoretic as part of the skin signs assessment
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A moderate degree of wetness.
- n. That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid; liquid in small quantity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Diffused and sensible wetness; fluid diffused or exuding; damp.
- n. Liquid.
- To moisten; wet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. wetness caused by water
Middle English, from Old French, from moiste, moist; see moist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
moist + -ure (Wiktionary)