Mist is a very dense water vapor, almost as thick as fog. Light rain can sometimes form a mist that makes it hard to see the road when you're driving.

The mist you see in the air on a damp spring morning is similar to the mist you spray when you water your plants — it's made up of tiny water droplets. As a verb, mist means "to cover with mist," so you might mist your dry plants or watch your windows mist up in the rain. Mist can also refer to a general dimness or cloudiness: "She watched through the mist of her tears."

Definitions of mist
  1. noun
    a thin fog with condensation near the ground
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    type of:
    droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground
  2. verb
    become covered with mist
    “The windshield misted over”
    synonyms: mist over
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    type of:
    cover, spread over
    form a cover over
  3. verb
    spray finely or cover with mist
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    type of:
    scatter in a mass or jet of droplets
  4. verb
    make less visible or unclear
    synonyms: becloud, befog, cloud, fog, haze over, obnubilate, obscure
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    cast a shadow upon
    eclipse, occult
    cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention
    type of:
    conceal, hide
    prevent from being seen or discovered
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