Definitions for: Mist

[n] a thin fog with condensation near the ground
[v] become covered with mist; "The windshield misted over"
[v] spray finely or cover with mist
[v] make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"

Webster (1913) Definition: Mist (m[i^]st), n. [AS. mist; akin to D. & Sw. mist,
Icel. mistr, G. mist dung, Goth. ma['i]hstus, AS. m[=i]gan to
make water, Icel. m[=i]ga, Lith. migla mist, Russ. mgla, L.
mingere, meiere, to make water, gr. ? to make water, ? mist,
Skr. mih to make water, n., a mist m[hand]gha cloud.
[root]102. Cf. Misle, Mizzle, Mixen.]
1. Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or
near the surface of the earth; fog.

2. Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible
particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist.

3. Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or
intercepts vision.

His passion cast a mist before his sense. --Dryden.

Mist flower (Bot.), a composite plant ({Eupatorium
c[oe]lestinum}), having heart-shaped leaves, and corymbs
of lavender-blue flowers. It is found in the Western and
Southern United States.

Mist, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Misted; p. pr. & vb. n.
To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim. --Shak.

Mist, v. i.
To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists.

Synonyms: becloud, befog, cloud, fog, haze over, mist over, obscure

See Also: conceal, cover, fog, hide, overshadow, spray, spread over

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