Mist meaning

mĭst
Mist is defined as a large mass of water vapor in the air consisting of fine drops of water, or a fine spray of liquid.

An example of a mist is a very light spray from a hose.

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A mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the Earth. Mist reduces visibility to not less than 1 km (0.62 mi).
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Something that dims or conceals.
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A haze before the eyes that blurs the vision.
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Something that produces or gives the impression of dimness or obscurity.

The mists of the past.

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A drink consisting of a liquor served over cracked ice.
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To be or become obscured or blurred by or as if by mist.
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To rain in a fine shower.
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To conceal or veil with or as if with mist.
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To moisturize (plants or dry air, for example) with a fine spray of water.
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A large mass of water vapor at or just above the earth's surface resembling a fog, but less dense.
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A thin film of moisture condensed on a surface in droplets.
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A cloudiness or film before the eyes, dimming or blurring the vision.

Through a mist of tears.

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Anything that dims or obscures the understanding, memory, etc.
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To make misty; dim or obscure as with a mist.
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To spray the leaves of (a houseplant) with water from a mister.
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To be or become misty.
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Alternative form of MST (to mock a work by inserting annotations)
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A mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the earth.
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Water vapor condensed on and clouding the appearance of a surface.
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Fine drops of a liquid, such as water, perfume, or medication, sprayed into the air.
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A suspension of fine drops of a liquid in a gas.
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Origin of mist

  • Middle English from Old English meigh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition