mist n : a thin fog with condensation near the ground
1 become covered with mist; "The windshield misted over" [syn: mist over]
2 make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds" [syn: obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, cloud]
3 spray finely or cover with mist
- Rhymes: -ɪst
- Water or other liquid finely suspended in air.
- It was difficult to see through the morning mist.
- A layer of fine droplets or particles.
- There was an oily mist on the lens.
Water or other liquid finely suspended in air
- Chinese: bówù ()
- Dutch: mist, nevel
- Estonian: udu, vidu
- Finnish: sumu, usva, utu
- French: brouillard, brume
- German: Nebel
- Italian: nebbia, foschia, bruma
- Japanese: 霞み (かすみ, kasumi)
- Sorani: تهم
- Latin: nebula
- Lithuanian: migla
- Nahuatl: poctli
- Portuguese: névoa, neblina
- Romanian: ceaţă
- Serbian: sumaglica
- Spanish: niebla, neblina
A layer of fine droplets or particles
- Dutch: waas
- To form mist.
- It's misting this morning.
- To spray fine droplets on, particularly of water.
- I mist my tropical plants every morning.
- To cover with a mist.
- The lens was misted.
- In the context of "of the eyes": To be covered by tears.
- My eyes misted when I remembered what had happened.
To form mist
To spray fine droplets on
- Finnish: sumuttaa
- fog (cloud that forms at a low altitude and obscures vision)
Mist is a phenomenon of small droplets suspended in air. It can occur as part of natural weather or volcanic activity, and is common in cold air above warmer water, in exhaled air in the cold, and in a steam room of a sauna. It can also be created artificially with aerosol canisters if the humidity conditions are right. The only difference between mist and fog is visibility http://www.rcn27.dial.pipex.com/cloudsrus/mistnfog.html. This phenomenon is called fog if the visibility is one kilometer (~1,093 yards) or less (in the UK for driving purposes the definition of fog is visibility less than 200 meters, for pilots the distance is 1 kilometer). Otherwise it is known as mist. Seen from a distance, mist is bluish, while haze is more brownish.
Mist makes a beam of light visible from the side via refraction and reflection of the suspended water droplets.
Scotch Mist refers to a light, steady drizzle, the name being typical of the Scottish penchant for understatement.
Mists usually occur near the shores, and is often associated with fog.
Mist can also be as high as mountain tops when extreme temparatures are low.
mist in Danish: Dis
mist in Spanish: Neblina
mist in Esperanto: Brumo
mist in Persian: مه (ابر)
mist in French: Brume
mist in Korean: 연무
mist in Lithuanian: Migla
mist in Malay (macrolanguage): Kabus
mist in Dutch: Nevel (meteorologie)
mist in Japanese: 靄
mist in Norwegian: Dis
mist in Norwegian Nynorsk: Dis
mist in Polish: Zamglenie
mist in Portuguese: Nevoeiro
mist in Sundanese: Halimun
mist in Finnish: Utu
mist in Swedish: Dis
mist in Chinese: 薄霧
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