1 fog, haze, smog, (low-hanging) cloud, vapour; drizzle, Brit dialect mizzle:
I could scarcely make out the road in the mist.
2 Usually, mist up or over. cloud (up or over), becloud, fog, befog, dim, blur, film, steam up:
The mirror in the bathroom had misted up when I was having a shower.
dense, heavy, thick
A heavy mist rolled over the fields.
| faint, fine, light, slight, thin | dark, grey, red, white
There was a red mist in front of his eyes.
| dawn, evening, morning
an early morning mist
| autumn | sea
VERB + MIST
be cloaked in, be covered in, be shrouded in, be wreathed in
The harbour was covered in a thick mist.
| disappear into, vanish in/into
The little town had vanished in the mist.
| emerge from, loom out of
A large figure loomed out of the mist.
| break through, shine through
Soon the sun would break through the mist.
| peer into/through | be lost in
(figurative) The origins of Morris dancing are lost in the mists of time.
MIST + VERB
hang, hover, lie
A faint mist hung over the valley.
| come down, descend
When the mist comes down it comes quickly and covers everything.
| clear, lift
The mist had cleared by mid-morning.
| drift, float, rise, roll, swirl
A grey mist floated towards us. a swirling mist a thin mist rising from the river
| cling to sth
Early morning mist still clung to the hollows.
| fill sth | cover sth, hide sth, obscure sth, shroud sth
A white mist obscured the top of the hill.
in/into the ~
It was hard to make out the path in the mist.
| through the ~
The cottage was scarcely visible through the mist.
a curtain/veil of mist
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