Meteorologya 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.
a cloud of particles resembling this:She sprayed a mist of perfume onto her handkerchief.
something that dims, obscures, or blurs:the mist of ignorance.
a haze before the eyes that dims the vision:a mist of tears.
a suspension of a liquid in a gas.
Winea drink of liquor served over cracked ice.
Medicinea fine spray produced by a vaporizer to add moisture to the air for breathing.
to become misty.
to rain in very fine drops; drizzle (usually used impersonally with it as subject):It was misting when they went out for lunch.
to make misty.
Botanyto spray (plants) with a finely diffused jet of water, as a means of replacing lost moisture.
bef. 900; (noun, nominal) Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch, Low German, Swedish mist; akin to Greek omíchlē fog, Russian mgla mist, Sanskrit megha cloud; (verb, verbal) Middle English misten, Old English mistian, derivative of the noun, nominal
3, 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See cloud.