verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of mist
Synonyms for mist
Related Words for mistingrain, steam, fog, moisture, smog, dew, drizzle, cloud, spray, condensation, haze, soup, dim, sprinkle, murk, overcast, shower, blur, becloud, obscure
Examples from the Web for misting
Historical Examples of misting
It was misting by then, and a chilling suggestion of autumn was in the air.Full-Back Foster
Ralph Henry Barbour
For instance, what would they do if it was cloudy and misting a little?Six Girls and Bob
Marion Ames Taggart
Is it the fog from outside which has come in and is misting her eyes?Doctor Cupid
A misting rain was being swirled about by a temperish wind as Larry came out into the little street.Children of the Whirlwind
Outside it was misting heavily, but little did they mind it, as they141 were warm and dry and well-fed.Frontier Boys in Frisco
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.