verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of mist
Origin of mist.
Examples from the Web for mist
In this valley so far away from Syria, questions loom like mist drifting off the Caucasus.
Until 20 minutes before, the mist had completely obscured whatever stood across the plaza at the 9/11 Memorial.
The blankness had invited the mind to think back to mornings before September 11, when the mist had concealed the twin towers.
The great emancipator is featured sparingly, emerging dramatically through the mist at the top of the ad.Abe Lincoln Burnishes His Brand Through Comedy Routines and Ads (Video)|The Daily Beast Video|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Clearing away some of the mist starts with straightening the record.
As they neared the shore, a landing-stage, or low jetty, of sunk piles disengaged itself from the mist.The Blue Pavilions|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
A mist rose before her eyes, and though they thought she listened she understood nothing of what was passing.Count Hannibal|Stanley J. Weyman
Suddenly a mist gathered before his eyes, and he felt himself being carried up into the air also.The Fairy Ring|Various
Had some keen eye seen those shadowy forms dropping through the mist?The Courage of Captain Plum|James Oliver Curwood
The mist bank and the heavy fall of dew had so moistened things that the fire crept but slowly.The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol|Lewis E. Theiss
Word Origin for mist
Old English mist "dimness (of eyesight), mist" (earliest in compounds, such as misthleoðu "misty cliffs," wælmist "mist of death"), from Proto-Germanic *mikhstaz (cf. Middle Low German mist, Dutch mist, Icelandic mistur, Norwegian and Swedish mist), perhaps from PIE *meigh- "to urinate" (cf. Greek omikhle, Old Church Slavonic migla, Sanskrit mih, megha "cloud, mist;" see micturition).
Sometimes distinguished from fog, either as being less opaque or as consisting of drops large enough to have a perceptible downward motion. [OED]
Also in Old English in sense of "dimness of the eyes, either by illness or tears," and in figurative sense of "things that obscure mental vision."
Old English mistian "to become misty, to be or grow misty;" see mist (n.). Meaning "To cover with mist" is early 15c. Related: Misted; misting.