Definition of "mist" []

  • A mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the earth. (noun)
  • Water vapor condensed on and clouding the appearance of a surface. (noun)
  • Fine drops of a liquid, such as water, perfume, or medication, sprayed into the air. (noun)
  • A suspension of fine drops of a liquid in a gas. (noun)
  • Something that dims or conceals. (noun)
  • A thin fog resulting from condensation in the air near the earth's surface (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Such an atmospheric condition with a horizontal visibility of 1–2 kilometres (noun)
  • A fine spray of any liquid, such as that produced by an aerosol container (noun)
  • A colloidal suspension of a liquid in a gas (noun)
  • Condensed water vapour on a surface that blurs the surface (noun)
  • Something that causes haziness or lack of clarity, such as a film of tears (noun)
  • To cover or be covered with or as if with mist (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "mist" in a sentence
  • "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."