Meaning of MIST in English


— mistless , adj.

/mist/ , n.

1. a cloudlike aggregation of minute globules of water suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface, reducing visibility to a lesser degree than fog.

2. a cloud of particles resembling this: She sprayed a mist of perfume onto her handkerchief.

3. something that dims, obscures, or blurs: the mist of ignorance.

4. a haze before the eyes that dims the vision: a mist of tears.

5. a suspension of a liquid in a gas.

6. a drink of liquor served over cracked ice.

7. a fine spray produced by a vaporizer to add moisture to the air for breathing.


8. to become misty.

9. to rain in very fine drops; drizzle (usually used impersonally with it as subject): It was misting when they went out for lunch.


10. to make misty.

11. to spray (plants) with a finely diffused jet of water, as a means of replacing lost moisture.

[ bef. 900; (n.) ME, OE; c. D, LG, Sw mist; akin to Gk omíchle fog, Russ mgla mist, Skt megha cloud; (v.) ME misten, OE mistian, deriv. of the n. ]

Syn. 3, 4. See cloud .

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .