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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English mist, from Old English mist (mist; darkness; dimness (of eyesight)), from Proto-Germanic *mihstaz (mist, fog), from Proto-Indo-European *migʰ-, *migʰ-lo- (drizzle, fog), from Proto-Indo-European *meygʰ- (to flicker, blink, be dark; cloud, mist). Cognate with Scots mist (mist, fog), West Frisian mist (mist), Dutch mist (mist), Swedish mist (mist, fog), Icelandic mistur (mist), West Frisian miegelje (to drizzle), Dutch dialectal miggelen, miegelen (to drizzle), Lithuanian miglà (fog), Russian мгла (mgla, fog, haze).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mist (countable and uncountable, plural mists)

  1. (uncountable) Water or other liquid finely suspended in air.
    It was difficult to see through the morning mist.
  2. (countable) A layer of fine droplets or particles.
    There was an oily mist on the lens.
  3. (figuratively) Anything that dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.
    • Dryden
      His passion cast a mist before his sense.

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TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

mist (third-person singular simple present mists, present participle misting, simple past and past participle misted)

  1. To form mist.
    It's misting this morning.
  2. To spray fine droplets on, particularly of water.
    I mist my tropical plants every morning.
  3. To cover with a mist.
    The lens was misted.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  4. (of the eyes) To be covered by tears.
    My eyes misted when I remembered what had happened.

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DanishEdit

VerbEdit

mist

  1. imperative of miste

DutchEdit

IngrianEdit

PronounEdit

mist

  1. whence

LatvianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

mist intr., 1st conj., pres. mītu, mīt, mīt, past mitu

  1. to live
  2. to dwell
  3. to reside

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English mist (mist; darkness; dimness (of eyesight)); see myst for more information.

NounEdit

mist (plural mistes)

  1. Alternative form of myst.

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Etymology 2Edit

From mysty (symbolic, figurative).

NounEdit

mist (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of myst.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

mist

  1. imperative of miste

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

mist

  1. past participle of missa
  2. inflection of mista:
    1. past participle
    2. imperative

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

mist c

  1. fog (cloud that forms at a low altitude and obscures vision)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of mist 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative mist misten
Genitive mists mistens

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VerbEdit

mist

  1. imperative of mista.
  2. past participle of mista.
  3. supine of mista.