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fog 1

 (fôg, fŏg)
n.
1. Condensed water vapor in cloudlike masses lying close to the ground and limiting visibility.
2.
a. An obscuring haze, as of atmospheric dust or smoke.
b. A mist or film clouding a surface, as of a window, lens, or mirror.
3. A cloud of vaporized liquid, especially a chemical spray used in fighting fires.
4.
a. A state of mental vagueness or bewilderment.
b. Something that obscures or conceals; a haze: shrouded their actions in a fog of disinformation.
5. A blur on a developed photographic image.
v. fogged, fog·ging, fogs
v.tr.
1. To cover or envelop with fog.
2. To cause to be obscured; cloud.
3. To make vague, hazy, or confused: a memory that had been fogged by time.
4. To obscure or dim (a photographic image).
v.intr.
1. To be covered with fog.
2. To be blurred, clouded, or obscured: My glasses fogged in the warm air.
3. To be dimmed or obscured. Used of a photographic image.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

fog′ger n.

fog 2

 (fôg, fŏg)
n.
1. A new growth of grass appearing on a field that has been mowed or grazed.
2. Tall, coarse grass left standing in fields through the winter.

[Middle English fogge, tall grass; see pū̆- in Indo-European roots.]

fog

(fɒɡ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a mass of droplets of condensed water vapour suspended in the air, often greatly reducing visibility, corresponding to a cloud but at a lower level
2. (Physical Geography) a cloud of any substance in the atmosphere reducing visibility
3. a state of mental uncertainty or obscurity
4. (Photography) photog a blurred or discoloured area on a developed negative, print, or transparency caused by the action of extraneous light, incorrect development, etc
5. (Chemistry) a colloid or suspension consisting of liquid particles dispersed in a gas
vb, fogs, fogging or fogged
6. to envelop or become enveloped with or as if with fog
7. to confuse or become confused: to fog an issue.
8. (Photography) photog to produce fog on (a negative, print, or transparency) or (of a negative, print, or transparency) to be affected by fog
[C16: perhaps back formation from foggy damp, boggy, from fog2]

fog

(fɒɡ)
n
(Horticulture)
a. a second growth of grass after the first mowing
b. grass left to grow long in winter
[C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian fogg rank grass]

fog

(fɒg, fɔg)

n., v. fogged, fog•ging. n.
1. a cloudlike mass or layer of minute water droplets or ice crystals near the surface of the earth, appreciably reducing visibility.
2. any darkened state of the atmosphere, or the diffused substance that causes it.
3. a state of mental confusion or unawareness; daze.
4. a hazy effect on a developed photographic negative or positive.
5. a mixture consisting of liquid particles dispersed in a gaseous medium.
v.t.
6. to cover or envelop with or as if with fog.
7. to confuse or obscure: The debate just fogged the issue.
8. to bewilder or perplex.
9. to produce fog on (a photographic negative or positive).
v.i.
10. to become enveloped or obscured with or as if with fog.
11. (of a photographic negative or positive) to become affected by fog.
[1535–45; Middle English]
fog′ger, n.

fog

(fôg)
A dense layer of cloud lying close to the surface of the ground or water.
foggy, fog - Foggy first meant "covered with a grass; mossy; boggy," as fog first meant "coarse grass" and evolved to mean "thick, murky" in relation to atmosphere.
See also related terms for thick.

Fog

 

See Also: MIST

  1. A churning mass of fog was welling up from the sea like a tidal wave —John Dos Passos
  2. Fog closed in like a long sigh —George Garrett
  3. Fog … dissolving into the sky like milk in water —Ross Macdonald
  4. The fog … floated into the garden like gauze —Ludwig Bemelmans
  5. Fog hung above the road like an alien intelligence —Charles Johnson
  6. Foggy as London —Robert Traver
  7. The fog rolled off the river like a woman rolling off a bed —Marianne Wiggins
  8. The fog smothered sounds like an acoustical curtain —Margaret Millar
  9. Fog that came like bitter smoke —Stephen Vincent Benét
  10. (Pines … wrapped with) fog that moved like bits of cloth in the wind —Shirley Ann Grau
  11. A fog wandering like a pilgrim —Patricia Hampl
  12. The fog was settling in and became rapidly denser. It was like wading about in dark milk soup —Erich Maria Remarque
  13. The fog was thick and strangely white. Like wet bed sheets —Bertold Brecht
  14. Haze … like a thin smoke from slowly burning money —Ross Macdonald
  15. Night fog thick as terry cloth —Maxine Kumin
  16. Puffs of white fog which hung there like frozen cabbage —Donald McCaig
  17. There’s a fog at the waists of the trees, like a sash —William Matthews
  18. Wreaths of white fog walked like ghosts in the haunted meadow —John Greenleaf Whittier

fog


Past participle: fogged
Gerund: fogging

Imperative
fog
fog
Present
I fog
you fog
he/she/it fogs
we fog
you fog
they fog
Preterite
I fogged
you fogged
he/she/it fogged
we fogged
you fogged
they fogged
Present Continuous
I am fogging
you are fogging
he/she/it is fogging
we are fogging
you are fogging
they are fogging
Present Perfect
I have fogged
you have fogged
he/she/it has fogged
we have fogged
you have fogged
they have fogged
Past Continuous
I was fogging
you were fogging
he/she/it was fogging
we were fogging
you were fogging
they were fogging
Past Perfect
I had fogged
you had fogged
he/she/it had fogged
we had fogged
you had fogged
they had fogged
Future
I will fog
you will fog
he/she/it will fog
we will fog
you will fog
they will fog
Future Perfect
I will have fogged
you will have fogged
he/she/it will have fogged
we will have fogged
you will have fogged
they will have fogged
Future Continuous
I will be fogging
you will be fogging
he/she/it will be fogging
we will be fogging
you will be fogging
they will be fogging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fogging
you have been fogging
he/she/it has been fogging
we have been fogging
you have been fogging
they have been fogging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fogging
you will have been fogging
he/she/it will have been fogging
we will have been fogging
you will have been fogging
they will have been fogging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fogging
you had been fogging
he/she/it had been fogging
we had been fogging
you had been fogging
they had been fogging
Conditional
I would fog
you would fog
he/she/it would fog
we would fog
you would fog
they would fog
Past Conditional
I would have fogged
you would have fogged
he/she/it would have fogged
we would have fogged
you would have fogged
they would have fogged

fog

A phenomenon that occurs at ground level when very small droplets of water are formed, by condensation, on dust in the air as a result of air cooling rapidly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fog - droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the groundfog - droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground
aerosol - a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas
fogbank - a large mass of fog on the sea (as seen from a distance)
ice fog, pogonip - a dense winter fog containing ice particles
mist - a thin fog with condensation near the ground
pea-souper, pea soup - a heavy thick yellow fog
2.fog - an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
atmospheric state, atmosphere - the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was thick with fog"
fug - (British informal) an airless smoky smelly atmosphere
3.fog - confusion characterized by lack of clarity
confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness, confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
Verb1.fog - make less visible or unclearfog - make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
conceal, hide - prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
overshadow - cast a shadow upon; "The tall tree overshadowed the house"

fog

noun
1. mist, gloom, haze, smog, murk, miasma, murkiness, peasouper (informal) The crash happened in thick fog.
2. stupor, confusion, trance, daze, haze, disorientation He was in a fog when he got up.
verb
1. (sometimes with up) mist over or up, cloud over, steam up, become misty The windows fogged immediately.
Related words
fear homichlophobia

fog

noun
1. A thick, heavy atmospheric condition offering reduced visibility because of the presence of suspended particles:
verb
Translations
ضَبابضَبَابيَكْسو بالضَّباب
mlhazamlžit
tågedis
مه
sumu
magla
ködködbe borít
kabut
fá á sig móîuòoka
안개
caligonebula
aprasotiapsitraukti rūkunegalintis skristi/plaukti dėl rūkorūkassirena esant rūkui
aizmiglotietīt miglāmigla
ceaţăînceţoşaînceţoşat
hmla
megla
magla
dimmaimma
หมอก
sissislenmekbuğulanmakduman
sương mù

fog

[fɒg]
A. N
1. (Met) → niebla f
2. (fig) → confusión f
to be in a fogestar confundido or desconcertado
B. VT
1. (Phot) → velar
2. (= confuse) [+ matter] → enredar, complicar; [+ person] → confundir, ofuscar
to fog the issuecomplicar el asunto
3. (also to fog up) [+ spectacles, window] → empañar
C. VI (also to fog up) → empañarse
D. CPD fog bank Nbanco m de niebla
fog lamp, fog light N (Aut) → faro m antiniebla
fog signal Naviso m de niebla

fog

[ˈfɒg] nbrouillard mfog bank nbanc m de brume

fog

n
Nebel m; I am still in a fog (dated inf)ich blicke immer noch nicht durch (inf)
(Phot) → (Grau)schleier m
vt
(also fog up or over) mirror, glassesbeschlagen
(Phot) → verschleiern
(fig) to fog the issuedie Sache vernebeln
vi
(also fog up or over: mirror, glasses) → beschlagen
(Phot, negative) → einen Grauschleier bekommen

fog

:
fog bank
nNebelbank f
fogbound
adj ship, planedurch Nebel festgehalten; airportwegen Nebel(s) geschlossen; the main road to Edinburgh is fogauf der Hauptstraße nach Edinburgh herrscht dichter Nebel

fog

:
foghorn
n (Naut) → Nebelhorn nt; a voice like a fog (inf)eine dröhnende Stimme
fog lamp, fog light
nNebellampe f; (Aut) → Nebelscheinwerfer m; rear fog (Aut) → Nebelschlussleuchte f
fog signal
n (Naut, Rail) → Nebelsignal nt

fog

[fɒg]
1. nnebbia
2. vt (lens) → far appannare
to fog the issue (fig) → confondere le cose

fog

(fog) noun
a thick cloud of moisture or water vapour in the air which makes it difficult to see. I had to drive very slowly because of the fog.
verbpast tense, past participle fogged
(usually with up) to cover with fog. Her glasses were fogged up with steam.
ˈfoggy adjective
full of, or covered with, fog. It is very foggy tonight.
ˈfog-bound adjective
unable to move or function because of fog. The plane is fog-bound.
ˈfog-horn noun
a horn used as a warning to or by ships in fog.

fog

ضَبَاب mlha tåge Nebel ομίχλη niebla sumu brouillard magla nebbia 안개 mist tåke mgła neblina, nevoeiro туман dimma หมอก sis sương mù
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