damp Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “damp” in the English Dictionary

"damp" in British English

See all translations


uk   /dæmp/ us   /dæmp/
B2 slightly wet, especially in a way that is not pleasant or comfortable: The grass is still damp. This shirt still feels a bit damp. It was a damp, misty morning.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

noun [U] uk   /ˈdæmp.nəs/ us   /ˈdæmp.nəs/ UK also damp
It's the dampness in the air that is bad for your lungs.
(Definition of damp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"damp" in American English

See all translations

dampadjective [-er/-est only]

us   /dæmp/
slightly wet, esp. in a way that is not pleasant or comfortable: damp socks a cold, damp day
noun [U] us   /ˈdæmp·nəs/
The dampness bothers my arthritis.
(Definition of damp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “damp”
in Korean 축축한…
in Arabic رَطِب…
in Malaysian lembap…
in French humide…
in Russian влажный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潮濕的,濕淋淋的…
in Italian umido…
in Turkish rutubetli ve havasız ortam…
in Polish wilgotny…
in Spanish húmedo, humedad…
in Vietnamese ẩm ướt…
in Portuguese úmido…
in Thai ชื้น…
in German feucht…
in Catalan humit…
in Japanese じめじめした…
in Chinese (Simplified) 潮湿的,潮乎乎的…
in Indonesian lembab…
What is the pronunciation of damp?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“damp” in British English

“damp” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day


a substance that you put on your skin to prevent it from being damaged by the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More