American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the earth.
- n. Water vapor condensed on and clouding the appearance of a surface.
- n. Fine drops of a liquid, such as water, perfume, or medication, sprayed into the air.
- n. A suspension of fine drops of a liquid in a gas.
- n. Something that dims or conceals.
- n. A haze before the eyes that blurs the vision.
- n. Something that produces or gives the impression of dimness or obscurity: the mists of the past.
- n. A drink consisting of a liquor served over cracked ice.
- v. To be or become obscured or blurred by or as if by mist.
- v. To rain in a fine shower.
- v. To conceal or veil with or as if with mist.
- v. To moisturize (plants or dry air, for example) with a fine spray of water.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cloud consisting of an aggregation of a vast number of minute globules of water, and resting upon the ground; fog.
- n. Precipitation consisting of extremely fine droplets of water, much smaller and more closely aggregated than in rain: distinguished from fog in that the droplets are larger and have a perceptible downward motion. In a ship's logbook, abbreviated masculine
- n. Something which dims or darkens and obscures or intercepts physical or intellectual vision like a fog; obscurity.
- To cover or obscure with or as with mist; cloud; obscure.
- To be misty or drizzling: as, it mists.
- An obsolete or occasional form of missed, preterit and past participle of miss.
- n. uncountable Water or other liquid finely suspended in air.
- n. countable A layer of fine droplets or particles.
- v. To form mist.
- v. To spray fine droplets on, particularly of water.
- v. To cover with a mist.
- v. of the eyes To be covered by tears.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog.
- n. Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain.
- n. Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.
- v. To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim.
- v. To rain in very fine drops.
- v. become covered with mist
- v. spray finely or cover with mist
- n. a thin fog with condensation near the ground
- v. make less visible or unclear
- From Old English mist ("mist"), from Proto-Germanic *mikhstaz (compare Middle Low German mist, Icelandic mistur, Gothic maehstus), ultimately from a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *miǵʰ-, *meiǵʰ-. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English; see meigh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But when it came to Genesis 2, 6th verse, _ "But there went up a mist from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground," _ Walter asked, "What is meant by that _mist_, father?”
“During the course of two days, October 12th and 13th, Bonilla counted almost 450 objects, surrounded in what he described as a mist, passing across the face of the sun.”
“Clairol introduced the "Mist Stick," a curling iron, into Germany only to find out that "mist" is slang for manure.”
“That article also references several more articles about nestling predation, predation on birds caught in mist nets, and eating of fish.”
“Not only had night fallen, but the mist from the marsh had grown heavy, so that the village looked to him like swarm of monstrous fireflies.”
“A Sussex country churchyard in October: the leaves on the trees are turning golden, in the distant Wealden valley autumnal mist is beginning to rise, crows are cawing overhead, sheep are bleating in a nearby field and I am standing in front of the dilapidated grave of one of England's greatest cricketers.”
“Is it going to be just as difficult, or more so, once the H1N1 vaccine or mist is ready?”
“The dry season, caused by the Humboldt current, is characterized by cool temperatures (17°C-22°C), a fairly persistent fog (garua) that envelopes the highlands of the larger islands in mist and drizzle, together with southeasterly winds.”
“The tank lids retracted and a thin mist spilled to the floor, swirling among the thousand other sarcophagi that littered the hanger.”
“Jeremiah: “[H] e brings up the mist from the ends of the earth, he opens rifts for the rain and brings the wind out of his storehouses (Jeremiah 51: 16).””
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