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Mist meaning

mist - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog.
  2. 2. Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist.
  3. 3. Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.
  4. 4. To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim.
  5. 5. To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists.
  6. 6. Visible watery vapor in the atmosphere; very fine rain.

mist - examples of usage

  1. She closed the window again and sat just beside it; the time went on, and she wondered whether he would come, asking herself whether he had been thinking of her as she of him; gradually her thoughts grew vague, and a kind of mist came over them. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. Some two or three old men of them saw him now through a mist of memory and battle smoke riding a mad horse across a field. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Over the meadow yonder the mist is illuminated; it is not sunshine, but a white light, only visible by contrast with the darker mist around. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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