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Definitions of mist

  1. To rain in fine drops. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To cloud with mist; be misty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. become covered with mist; "The windshield misted over" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. spray finely or cover with mist Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a thin fog with condensation near the ground Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Visible watery vapor in the atmosphere, at or near the earth's surface; fog; anything that dims the sight. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Watery vapor in the atmosphere: rain falling in very fine drops. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Visible watery vapor in the atmosphere; very fine rain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Visible moisture in the atmosphere; vapor condensed on a surface; anything that dims or darkens. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Visible aqueous vapour in the atmosphere near the surface of the earth; anything that obscures or intercepts vision. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. The vapour of water hanging over sea or land, less dense than a fog; vapour floating and falling in fine particles in the form of very small rain; that which dims, or obscures, or intercepts vision, as if it were vapour or a mist. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for mist

  1. Chatty had been put into a chair, where she sat now very pale, under the white mist of the veil, beginning to realise what it was that had happened. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  2. Nothin' shows up in the glass but a little muddly mist an' I have to wipe that off wi' my red silk han'kcher. – The Bishop and the Boogerman by Joel Chandler Harris
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