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mist

 (mĭst)
n.
1. A mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the earth.
2. Water vapor condensed on and clouding the appearance of a surface.
3. Fine drops of a liquid, such as water, perfume, or medication, sprayed into the air.
4. A suspension of fine drops of a liquid in a gas.
5. Something that dims or conceals.
6. A haze before the eyes that blurs the vision.
7. Something that produces or gives the impression of dimness or obscurity: the mists of the past.
8. A drink consisting of a liquor served over cracked ice.
v. mist·ed, mist·ing, mists
v.intr.
1. To be or become obscured or blurred by or as if by mist.
2. To rain in a fine shower.
v.tr.
1. To conceal or veil with or as if with mist.
2. To moisturize (plants or dry air, for example) with a fine spray of water.

[Middle English, from Old English; see meigh- in Indo-European roots.]

mist

(mɪst)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a thin fog resulting from condensation in the air near the earth's surface
2. (Physical Geography) meteorol such an atmospheric condition with a horizontal visibility of 1–2 kilometres
3. a fine spray of any liquid, such as that produced by an aerosol container
4. (Chemistry) chem a colloidal suspension of a liquid in a gas
5. condensed water vapour on a surface that blurs the surface
6. something that causes haziness or lack of clarity, such as a film of tears
vb
to cover or be covered with or as if with mist
[Old English; related to Middle Dutch, Swedish mist, Greek omikhlē fog]

mist

(mɪst)

n.
1. a mass of minute globules of water suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface, resembling fog but not as dense.
2. a cloud of particles or a fine spray of liquid resembling this: a mist of perfume.
3. something that dims, obscures, or blurs: lost in the mists of time.
4. a haze before the eyes that dims the vision: a mist of tears.
5. a suspension of a liquid in a gas.
v.i.
6. to become misty.
7. to rain in very fine drops; drizzle.
v.t.
8. to make misty.
9. to cover with a mist.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English, Old English; c. Dutch, Low German, Swedish mist, akin to Greek omíchlē fog Skt megha cloud]

Mist

 

See Also: FOG

  1. The hot mist … mixed with the sun like cloudy gin —David Denby
  2. A light morning mist like grain on film —Clive Irving
  3. Like a blanket, the mist came down —Jilly Cooper
  4. Mist arose on the plain and stood round about it like a guard of honor —Vladimir G. Korolenko
  5. Mist draped like ragged bits of cloth over a black line of distant hills —Alice McDermott
  6. [Thinning] mist … drifted away like slow smoke —Howard Spring
  7. The mist, like love, plays upon the heart of the hills and brings out surprise of beauty —Rabindranath Tagore
  8. The mists, like flocks of trooping sheep, cloudily drifted here and there —John Hall Wheelock
  9. Mist so fine it was like cigarette smoke —Paul Theroux
  10. Mists, whirling and winding, like snakes —Mihail Lermontov
  11. A mist that is like blown snow —W. B. Yeats
  12. Mist thick as cotton batting —William Faulkner
  13. A pure white mist crept over the water like breath upon a mirror —A. J. Cronin
  14. A thick gray mist covered the countryside, as if to conceal the mysteries of the changes that were taking place in nature —Leo Tolstoy

mist


Past participle: misted
Gerund: misting

Imperative
mist
mist
Present
I mist
you mist
he/she/it mists
we mist
you mist
they mist
Preterite
I misted
you misted
he/she/it misted
we misted
you misted
they misted
Present Continuous
I am misting
you are misting
he/she/it is misting
we are misting
you are misting
they are misting
Present Perfect
I have misted
you have misted
he/she/it has misted
we have misted
you have misted
they have misted
Past Continuous
I was misting
you were misting
he/she/it was misting
we were misting
you were misting
they were misting
Past Perfect
I had misted
you had misted
he/she/it had misted
we had misted
you had misted
they had misted
Future
I will mist
you will mist
he/she/it will mist
we will mist
you will mist
they will mist
Future Perfect
I will have misted
you will have misted
he/she/it will have misted
we will have misted
you will have misted
they will have misted
Future Continuous
I will be misting
you will be misting
he/she/it will be misting
we will be misting
you will be misting
they will be misting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misting
you have been misting
he/she/it has been misting
we have been misting
you have been misting
they have been misting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misting
you will have been misting
he/she/it will have been misting
we will have been misting
you will have been misting
they will have been misting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misting
you had been misting
he/she/it had been misting
we had been misting
you had been misting
they had been misting
Conditional
I would mist
you would mist
he/she/it would mist
we would mist
you would mist
they would mist
Past Conditional
I would have misted
you would have misted
he/she/it would have misted
we would have misted
you would have misted
they would have misted

mist

A phenomenon that occurs at ground level when very small droplets of water are formed by condensation as a result of air cooling rapidly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mist - a thin fog with condensation near the groundmist - a thin fog with condensation near the ground
fog - droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground
Verb1.mist - become covered with mistmist - become covered with mist; "The windshield misted over"
spread over, cover - form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
2.mist - make less visible or unclearmist - make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
conceal, hide - prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
overshadow - cast a shadow upon; "The tall tree overshadowed the house"
3.mist - spray finely or cover with mistmist - spray finely or cover with mist  
spray - scatter in a mass or jet of droplets; "spray water on someone"; "spray paint on the wall"

mist

noun fog, cloud, steam, spray, film, haze, vapour, drizzle, smog, dew, condensation, haar (Eastern Brit.), smur or smir (Scot.) Thick mist made flying impossible.
mist over or up steam (up), cloud, obscure, blur, fog, film, blear, becloud, befog The windscreen was misting over.

mist

noun
A thick, heavy atmospheric condition offering reduced visibility because of the presence of suspended particles:
verb
Translations
ضَبابضَبَابٌ
boira
mlha
diståge
uduvidu
usvautusumusumuttaa
izmaglica
òoka, mistur
もや
안개
nebula
miglamiglotumasapsitraukti migla
dūmakamigla
ceaţă
hmla
meglicarosa
dimmaimma
หมอก
ince sispussis
sương mù

mist

[mɪst]
A. Nneblina f; (= rain) → llovizna f, garúa f (LAm); (at sea) → bruma f; (in liquid) → nube f; (on glass etc) → vaho m
through a mist of tears (fig) → a través de un velo de lágrimas
lost in the mists of time (liter) → perdido en la noche de los tiempos
B. VI (also mist over, mist up) [scene, landscape] → nublarse; [mirror, window] → empañarse; [eyes] → llenarse de lágrimas

mist

[ˈmɪst]
nbrume f
vt [+ plant, leaves] → vaporiser
mist over
vi
[window, windscreen] → s'embuer
[eyes] → s'embuer
vt sep [+ window, windscreen] → couvrir de buée
mist up
vi [window, windscreen] → s'embuer

mist

n
Nebel m; (in liquid) → Trübung f; (= haze)Dunst m; (on glass etc) → Beschlag m
(fig) through a mist of tearsdurch einen Tränenschleier; it is lost in the mists of timedas liegt im Dunkel der Vergangenheit; the mists of confusion surrounding the affairdas undurchsichtige Dunkel, in das die Angelegenheit gehüllt ist
vi
(window etc)beschlagen
(fig: eyes) → sich verschleiern (geh)

mist

[mɪst]
1. n (Met) → foschia, nebbia, nebbiolina; (on glass) → appannamento; (of perfume) → nuvola
through a mist of tears → attraverso un velo di lacrime
lost in the mists of time (fig) → perduto nella notte dei tempi
2. vi (also mist over) (eyes) → velarsi (also mist over or up) (scene, landscape) → annebbiarsi, offuscarsi; (mirror, window, windscreen) → appannarsi

mist

(mist) noun
a cloud of moisture in the air but very close to the ground, which makes it difficult to see any distance. The hills are covered in thick mist.
ˈmistily adverb
ˈmisty adjective
ˈmistiness noun
mist over/up
to become covered (as if) with mist. The mirror misted over; The windscreen misted up.

mist

ضَبَابٌ mlha tåge leichter Nebel καταχνιά neblina usva brume izmaglica foschia もや 안개 mist tåke mgiełka névoa дымка dimma หมอก sis sương mù 薄雾
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Bhaer, with a defiant nod, as if the walls of mist closing round them were barriers which he was to surmount or valiantly knock down.
As he spoke he motioned upward through the mist of the rain to the sloping side of the mountain towering above them.
It was like a shadow, like a mist passing across her soul's summer day.
For an instant, Cora and Alice had stood trembling and bewildered by this unexpected desertion; but before either had leisure for speech, or even thought, an officer of gigantic frame, whose locks were bleached with years and service, but whose air of military grandeur had been rather softened than destroyed by time, rushed out of the body of mist, and folded them to his bosom, while large scalding tears rolled down his pale and wrinkled cheeks, and he exclaimed, in the peculiar accent of Scotland:
The mountain breeze had by this time possessed the stifling valleys and heated bars of the river in its strong, cold embraces; the equilibrium of Nature was restored, and a shadowy mist rose from the hollow.
A slumberous veil diffused itself over his countenance, and had an effect, morally speaking, on its naturally delicate and elegant outline, like that which a brooding mist, with no sunshine in it, throws over the features of a landscape.
Soon, likewise, my old native town will loom upon me through the haze of memory, a mist brooding over and around it; as if it were no portion of the real earth, but an overgrown village in cloud-land, with only imaginary inhabitants to people its wooden houses and walk its homely lanes, and the unpicturesque prolixity of its main street.
It was often his delight, after his school was dismissed in the afternoon, to stretch himself on the rich bed of clover bordering the little brook that whimpered by his school-house, and there con over old Mather's direful tales, until the gathering dusk of evening made the printed page a mere mist before his eyes.
The sky had changed from clear, sunny cold, to driving sleet and mist.
Almost in the same instant, with a thunder-boom, the enormous mass dropped into the sea, like Niagara's Table-Rock into the whirlpool; the suddenly relieved hull rolled away from it, to far down her glittering copper; and all caught their breath, as half swinging --now over the sailors' heads, and now over the water --Daggoo, through a thick mist of spray, was dimly beheld clinging to the pendulous tackles, while poor, buried-alive Tashtego was sinking utterly down to the bottom of the sea
It was early in the spring; there had been a little frost in the night, and a light mist still hung over the woods and meadows.
His body shakes and throbs like a runaway steam engine, and the ear cannot follow the flying showers of notes--there is a pale blue mist where you look to see his bowing arm.