fog

fog
fog1 [fôg, fäg]
n.
[prob. < Scand, as in ON fok, Dan (sne)fog, driving snow, Norw dial. fuka, sea mist < IE base * pū-, to puff up, blow, of echoic orig.]
1. a large mass of water vapor condensed to fine particles, at or just above the earth's surface; thick, obscuring mist
2. a similar mass of smoke, dust, etc. obscuring the atmosphere
3. a vaporized liquid, as insecticide, dispersed over a large area
4. a state of mental dimness and confusion; blurred, bewildered state
5. a grayish area on a photograph or film
vi.
fogged, fogging
1. to become surrounded or covered by fog
2. to be or become blurred, dimmed, or obscured
vt.
1. to surround or cover with fog
2. to blur; dim; obscure
3. to confuse; bewilder
4. Slang to hurl (a baseball, etc.)
5. to make (a photograph, etc.) grayish in certain areas
SYN.- MIST
fog2 [fôg, fäg]
n.
[ME fogge, prob. < Scand as in Norw dial. fogg, long grass in moist place, akin to Ger feucht, damp: see FEN1]
1. a new growth of grass after cutting or grazing
2. long, rank grass left uncut or left standing
3. Scot. moss

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  • Fog — (f[o^]g), n. [Dan. sneefog snow falling thick, drift of snow, driving snow, cf. Icel. fok spray, snowdrift, fj[=u]k snowstorm, fj[=u]ka to drift.] 1. Watery vapor condensed in the lower part of the atmosphere and disturbing its transparency. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fog — steht für Ian Marko Fog (*1973), dänischer Handballspieler Um die Welt mit Willy Fog, Figur des Trickfilms Shadows and Fog, US Filmkomödie von Woody Allen (1991) The Fog of War, US Dokumentarfilm Bakersfield Fog, US Sportverein Fiber Optical Gyro …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fog´gi|ly — fog|gy «FOG ee, FG », adjective, gi|er, gi|est. 1. having much fog; misty; murky: »If it is cloudy, rainy, or foggy, the water vapor in the air is condensing (Beauchamp, Mayfield, and …   Useful english dictionary

  • fog|gy — «FOG ee, FG », adjective, gi|er, gi|est. 1. having much fog; misty; murky: »If it is cloudy, rainy, or foggy, the water vapor in the air is condensing (Beauchamp, Mayfield, and …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fog — (f[o^]g), n. [Cf. Scot. fog, fouge, moss, foggage rank grass, LL. fogagium, W. ffwg dry grass.] (Agric.) (a) A second growth of grass; aftergrass. (b) Dead or decaying grass remaining on land through the winter; called also {foggage}. [Prov.Eng.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fog — (f[o^]g), v. t. (Agric.) To pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fog — [n1] heavy mist that reduces visibility brume, cloud, effluvium, film, gloom, grease, ground clouds, haze, London fog, miasma, murk, murkiness, nebula, obscurity, pea soup*, smaze, smog, smoke, smother, soup*, steam, vapor, visibility zero zero* …   New thesaurus

  • Fog — Fog, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fogged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fogging}.] 1. To envelop, as with fog; to befog; to overcast; to darken; to obscure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Photog.) To render semiopaque or cloudy, as a negative film, by exposure to stray light,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fog — (f[o^]g), v. i. [Etymol. uncertain.] To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Where wouldst thou fog to get a fee? Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fog — Fog, v. i. (Photog.) To show indistinctly or become indistinct, as the picture on a negative sometimes does in the process of development. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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