noun \ˈmist\

: 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

Full Definition of MIST

:  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
:  something that obscures understanding <mists of antiquity>
:  a film before the eyes
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
:  a drink of liquor served over cracked ice

Examples of MIST

  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 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

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr



: to become covered with very small drops of water

of a person's eyes : to fill with tears

: to cover (something) with mist

Full Definition of MIST

intransitive verb
:  to be or become misty
:  to become moist or blurred
transitive verb
:  to cover or spray with or convert to mist

Examples of MIST

  1. The plant should be misted regularly.
  2. It was misting when we arrived.

First Known Use of MIST

before 12th century


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