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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)

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.

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."