mist Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “mist” in the English Dictionary

"mist" in British English

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mistnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /mɪst/
B2 thin fogproduced by very ​smalldrops of ​watercollecting in the ​air just above an ​area of ​ground or ​water: The ​mountainvillagesseem to be ​permanently shrouded in mist. The early-morning mist ​soon lifted/​cleared. a ​thinlayer of ​liquid on the ​surface of something that makes it ​difficult to ​see: UK There's always a mist on the ​bathroommirror/​windows when I've had a ​shower. Through a mist oftears, I ​watched his ​trainpull out of the ​station.
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(Definition of mist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mist" in American English

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mistnoun [C/U]

 us   /mɪst/
a ​lightrain or a ​collection of very ​smalldrops of ​water in the ​air that is like a ​fog: [C] In the ​mornings, a mist ​covered the ​surface of the ​lake.
(Definition of mist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mist”
in Korean 안개…
in Arabic ضَباب…
in Malaysian kabus…
in French brume…
in Russian туман, дымка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 薄霧, 水汽,水蒸氣…
in Italian foschia…
in Turkish pus, sis…
in Polish mgła…
in Spanish neblina…
in Vietnamese sương mù…
in Portuguese nevoeiro, cerração…
in Thai หมอก…
in German der Nebel…
in Catalan boirina…
in Japanese 霧…
in Chinese (Simplified) 薄雾, 水汽,水蒸气…
in Indonesian kabut…
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