mist Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “mist” in the English Dictionary

"mist" in British English

See all translations

mistnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /mɪst/
B2 thin fog produced by very small drops of water collecting in the air just above an area of ground or water: The mountain villages seem to be permanently shrouded in mist. The early-morning mist soon lifted/cleared.
a thin layer of liquid on the surface of something that makes it difficult to see: UK There's always a mist on the bathroom mirror/windows when I've had a shower. Through a mist of tears, I watched his train pull out of the station.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of mist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mist" in American English

See all translations

mistnoun [C/U]

 us   /mɪst/
a light rain or a collection of very small drops 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, niebla…
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…
What is the pronunciation of mist?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

spaceship

(especially in stories) a vehicle used for travel in space

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More