mist

mist
I UK [mɪst] / US noun
Word forms "mist":
singular mist plural mists
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1)
a) [countable/uncountable] a mass of small drops of water in the air close to the ground

The early morning mist was clearing to reveal a glorious day.

shrouded in mist (= completely hidden by mist):

The whole coast became shrouded in a thick mist.

b) [singular] small drops of a particular liquid that are in the air

a mist of perfume

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See:
fog I
2)
a) [singular] literary something that makes it difficult for you to see
mist of:

a mist of tears

b) something that makes it difficult for you to understand something
mist of:

a mist of emotion

the mists of time/history — a period of time so long ago that people cannot remember it

The programme looks through the mists of time to examine the lives of our earliest ancestors.

lost in the mists of time:

The origins of the organization are lost in the mists of time.


II UK [mɪst] / US verb
Word forms "mist":
present tense I/you/we/they mist he/she/it mists present participle misting past tense misted past participle misted
1) mist or mist over
[intransitive/transitive] if your eyes mist, or if tears mist your eyes, your eyes fill with tears
2)
a) mist or mist over or mist up
[intransitive/transitive] to become covered with small drops of water, or to cover something with small drops of water

The windscreen was misted up.

Blanche's breath misted the mirror.

b) [transitive] to cover something such as a plant with small drops of water in order to keep it wet

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  • Mist — Mist, v. i. To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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