Pronunciation: (mist),[key] —n. 1. a cloudlike aggregation of minute globules of water suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface, reducing visibility to a lesser degree than fog.
2. a cloud of particles resembling this: She sprayed a mist of perfume onto her handkerchief. 3. something that dims, obscures, or blurs: the mist of ignorance. 4. a haze before the eyes that dims the vision: a mist of tears. 5. a suspension of a liquid in a gas.
6. a drink of liquor served over cracked ice.
7. a fine spray produced by a vaporizer to add moisture to the air for breathing.
—v.i. 1. to become misty.
2. to rain in very fine drops; drizzle (usually used impersonally with it as subject): It was misting when they went out for lunch.
—v.t. 1. to make misty.
2. to spray (plants) with a finely diffused jet of water, as a means of replacing lost moisture.