What does the word timid mean?

Usage examples for timid

  1. " Come in," he added, as there was a timid knock at the door. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  2. He didn't like to think it of Lightfoot, whom he always had believed quite as gentle, harmless, and timid as himself. – The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer by Thornton W. Burgess
  3. There's nothing we couldn't do- nothing we couldn't have- But don't you think- hesitated Mary and then stopped, timid of breaking the spell which was stealing over her. – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston