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mist

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noun \ˈmist\

Simple Definition of mist

  • : water in the form of very small drops floating in the air or falling as rain

  • : a stream of liquid in the form of very small drops : a fine spray

  • : something that makes understanding difficult

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mist

  1. 1 :  water in the form of particles floating or falling in the atmosphere at or near the surface of the earth and approaching the form of rain

  2. 2 :  something that obscures understanding <mists of antiquity>

  3. 3 :  a film before the eyes

  4. 4 a :  a cloud of small particles or objects suggestive of a mist b :  a suspension of a finely divided liquid in a gas c :  a fine spray

  5. 5 :  a drink of liquor served over cracked ice

Examples of mist in a sentence

  1. We could barely see the shore through the mist.

  2. The hills were veiled in a fine mist.

  3. an issue clouded by mists of confusion



Origin and Etymology of mist

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Middle Dutch mist mist, Greek omichlē


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


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mist

verb

Simple Definition of mist

  • : to become covered with very small drops of water

  • of a person's eyes : to fill with tears

  • : to cover (something) with mist

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mist

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to be or become misty

  3. 2 :  to become moist or blurred

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cover or spray with or convert to mist

Examples of mist in a sentence

  1. The plant should be misted regularly.

  2. It was misting when we arrived.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of mist

before 12th century



MIST Defined for Kids

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mist

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noun \ˈmist\

Definition of mist for Students

  1. :  very tiny drops of water floating in the air or falling as fine rain




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mist

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verb

Definition of mist for Students

misted

misting

  1. 1 :  to cover or become covered with tiny drops of water

  2. 2 :  to become wet with tears <Her eyes misted.>

  3. 3 :  to rain very lightly





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