Meaning of MIST in English


I. ˈmist noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Middle Dutch mist mist, Greek omichlē

Date: before 12th century

1. : water in the form of particles floating or falling in the atmosphere at or near the surface of the earth and approaching the form of rain

2. : something that obscures understanding

mist s of antiquity

3. : a film before the eyes


a. : a cloud of small particles or objects suggestive of a mist

b. : a suspension of a finely divided liquid in a gas

c. : a fine spray

5. : a drink of liquor served over cracked ice

II. verb

Date: before 12th century

intransitive verb

1. : to be or become misty

2. : to become moist or blurred

transitive verb

: to cover or spray with or convert to mist

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.