What does mist mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mist(verb)

    a thin fog with condensation near the ground

  2. mist, mist over(verb)

    become covered with mist

    "The windshield misted over"

  3. obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, cloud, mist(verb)

    make less visible or unclear

    "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"

  4. mist(verb)

    spray finely or cover with mist


  1. mist(Noun)

    Water or other liquid finely suspended in air.

    It was difficult to see through the morning mist.

  2. mist(Noun)

    A layer of fine droplets or particles.

    There was an oily mist on the lens.

  3. mist(Verb)

    To form mist.

    It's misting this morning.

  4. mist(Verb)

    To spray fine droplets on, particularly of water.

    I mist my tropical plants every morning.

  5. mist(Verb)

    To cover with a mist.

    The lens was misted.

  6. mist(Verb)

    To be covered by tears.

    My eyes misted when I remembered what had happened.

  7. Origin: From mist

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mist(noun)

    visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog

  2. Mist(noun)

    coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist

  3. Mist(noun)

    hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision

  4. Mist(verb)

    to cloud; to cover with mist; to dim

  5. Mist(verb)

    to rain in very fine drops; as, it mists

  6. Origin: [AS. mist; akin to D. & Sw. mist, Icel. mistr, G. mist dung, Goth. mahstus, AS. mgan to make water, Icel. mga, Lith. migla mist, Russ. mgla, L. mingere, meiere, to make water, Gr. 'omichei^n to make water, 'omi`chlh mist, Skr. mih to make water, n., a mist mgha cloud. 102. Cf. Misle, Mizzle, Mixen.]


  1. Mist

    Mist is a phenomenon caused by small droplets of water suspended in air. It can occur as part of natural weather or volcanic activity, and is common in cold air above warmer water, in exhaled air in the cold, and in a steam room of a sauna. It can also be created artificially with aerosol canisters if the humidity conditions are right. The only difference between mist and fog is visibility. This phenomenon is called fog if the visibility is one kilometre or less. Otherwise it is known as mist. Seen from a distance, mist is bluish, and haze is more brownish. Religious connotations are associated with mist in some cultures; it is used as a metaphor in 2 Peter 2:17. Mist makes a beam of light visible from the side via refraction and reflection on the suspended water droplets. "Scotch mist" is a light steady drizzle. Mist usually occurs near the shores, and is often associated with fog. Mist can be as high as mountain tops when extreme temperatures are low.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mist

    mist, n. watery vapour seen in the atmosphere: rain in very fine drops: anything that dims or darkens the sight or the judgment.—n. Mist′flow′er, a North American plant of the Aster family, with clusters of blue or violet flowers.—adj. Mist′ful, misty.—adv. Mist′ily.—n. Mist′iness.—adj. Mist′y, full of mist: dim: obscure, not perspicuous.—Scotch mist, a very wetting rain. [A.S. mist, darkness; Ice. mistr, mist, Dut. mist.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. MIST

    Generally, a small, light rain. SCOTCH MIST A cloudburst.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mist

    [Anglo-Saxon]. A thin vapour, between a fog and haze, and is generally wet.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mist' in Nouns Frequency: #2554

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mist in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of mist in a Sentence

  1. Colin Grant:

    You could be following a jet ski...they could add scent. They could add mist.

  2. Gene Wolfe:

    Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.

  3. Rabindranath Tagore:

    The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.

  4. Natalie Cooper:

    One good example is the way we usually collect birds. You put up a mist net, then play male bird calls to attract other birds, these will mostly be males trying to defend their territories. Although it is studied far less frequently, female birds also call. So maybe using female calls too might help.

  5. Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, February 13, 2003:

    EVERY path may lead you to God, even the weird ones. Most of us are on a journey. We're looking for something, though we're not always sure what that is. The way is foggy much of the time. I suggest you slow down and follow some of the side roads that appear suddenly in the mist.

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