damp

  • 1 Damp — (d[a^]mp), n. [Akin to LG., D., & Dan. damp vapor, steam, fog, G. dampf, Icel. dampi, Sw. damb dust, and to MNG. dimpfen to smoke, imp. dampf.] 1. Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor. [1913 Webster] Night . . . with black air Accompanied,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 damp — damp; damp·en; damp·en·er; damp·er; damp·ish; damp·ly; damp·ness; damp·proof·er; damp·proof; damp·ish·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 3 Damp — Damp, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Damped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Damping}.] [OE. dampen to choke, suffocate. See {Damp}, n.] 1. To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth. [1913 Webster] 2. To put out, as fire; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Damp — (d[a^]mp), a. [Compar. {Damper}; superl. {Dampest}.] 1. Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist; humid. [1913 Webster] O erspread with a damp sweat and holy fear. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Dejected; depressed; sunk. [R.] [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 damp — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ slightly wet. ► NOUN ▪ moisture in the air, on a surface, or in a solid. ► VERB 1) make damp. 2) (damp down) control or restrain (a feeling or situation). 3) (damp down …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 damp — [damp] n. [MDu, vapor, steam, akin to OHG, MHG, Ger dampf < IE base * dhem , to smoke, mist > DANK] 1. a slight wetness; moisture 2. a harmful gas sometimes found in mines; firedamp; blackdamp 3. Archaic a dejected or depressed state adj. 1 …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 damp´en|er — damp|en «DAM puhn», transitive verb. 1. to make damp; moisten: »Mother sprinkles water over the clothes to dampen them before ironing. SYNONYM(S): wet. 2. Figurative. to cast a chill over; depress; discourage: »The sad news dampened our spirits.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 damp|en — «DAM puhn», transitive verb. 1. to make damp; moisten: »Mother sprinkles water over the clothes to dampen them before ironing. SYNONYM(S): wet. 2. Figurative. to cast a chill over; depress; discourage: »The sad news dampened our spirits. SYNONY …

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  • 9 dAMP — ↑ Adenosinphosphat. * * * Dạmp,   Gemeinde im Kreis Rendsburg Eckernförde, Schleswig Holstein, Ostseebad, 1 600 Einwohner; Ferienzentrum Ostseebad Damp mit über 5 000 Betten, Sportmedizin …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 damp — (n.) early 14c., a noxious vapor, perhaps in O.E. but there is no record of it. If not, probably from M.L.G. damp; ultimately in either case from P.Gmc. *dampaz (Cf. O.H.G. damph, Ger. Dampf vapor; O.N. dampi dust ). Sense of moisture, humidity… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 damp — sb., en, e, ene, i sms. damp , fx dampstrygejern …

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  • 12 damp — index repress, stifle, thwart Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 damp — adj moist, dank, humid, *wet Contrasted words: *dry, arid …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 damp — [adj] wet, humid clammy, cloudy, dank, dewy, drenched, dripping, drippy, drizzly, irriguous, misty, moist, muggy, oozy, saturated, soaked, soaking, sodden, soggy, sopping, steam bath*, steamy, sticky, vaporous, waterlogged, wettish; concept 603… …

    New thesaurus

  • 15 damp — Damp, m. voyez Dam …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 16 Damp — Wappen Deutschlandkarte …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 17 damp — dampish, adj. dampishly, adv. dampishness, n. damply, adv. dampness, n. /damp/, adj., damper, dampest, n., v. adj. 1. slightly wet; moist: damp weather; a damp towel …

    Universalium

  • 18 damp — 1 adjective 1 slightly wet, often in an unpleasant way: Wipe the leather with a damp cloth. 2 damp squib BrE informal something that is intended to be exciting, effective etc, but which is disappointing damply adverb USAGE NOTE: DAMP WORD CHOICE …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 damp — 01. My mother always told me not to go to bed with [damp] hair, or I could catch a cold. 02. Benula s hair was [damp] from walking outside in the falling snow. 03. The clothes in the dryer are still [damp], so you d better turn it on for another… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20 damp — damp1 [dæmp] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Middle Low German] 1.) slightly wet, often in an unpleasant way ▪ Wipe the leather with a damp cloth. ▪ a cold, damp day 2.) damp squib BrE informal something that is intended to be exciting, effective etc,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English