FOG

daze, fog, haze

(noun) confusion characterized by lack of clarity

fog

(noun) droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground

fog, fogginess, murk, murkiness

(noun) an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance

obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, cloud, mist

(verb) make less visible or unclear; “The stars are obscured by the clouds”; “the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Noun

FOG (uncountable)

Initialism of fat, oil, and grease.

Initialism of frequency of gobbledygook: the commonness of long and complicated words in a text, as measured by systems like the Gunning fog index.

Anagrams

• GoF

Etymology 1

Noun

fog (countable and uncountable, plural fogs)

(uncountable) A thick cloud that forms near the ground; the obscurity of such a cloud.

Synonyms: haze, mist

(uncountable) A mist or film clouding a surface.

Synonym: steam

A state of mind characterized by lethargy and confusion.

Synonyms: daze, haze

(photography) A silver deposit or other blur on a negative or developed photographic image.

(computer graphics) Distance fog.

Usage notes

• To count sense thick cloud, bank of fog is usually used.

• To count sense clouding a surface, foggy patch is usually used.

Verb

fog (third-person singular simple present fogs, present participle fogging, simple past and past participle fogged)

(intransitive) To become covered with or as if with fog.

(intransitive) To become obscured in condensation or water.

Synonyms: become cloudy, become steamy

(intransitive, photography) To become dim or obscure.

(transitive, photography) To make dim or obscure.

(transitive) To cover with or as if with fog.

(transitive) To disperse insecticide into (a forest canopy) so as to collect organisms.

(transitive) To obscure in condensation or water.

(transitive) To make confusing or obscure.

Synonyms: blur, cloud, obscure

To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog.

Etymology 2

Noun

fog (uncountable)

A new growth of grass appearing on a field that has been mowed or grazed.

(UK, dialect) Tall and decaying grass left standing after the cutting or grazing season; foggage.

(Scotland) Moss.

Verb

fog (third-person singular simple present fogs, present participle fogging, simple past and past participle fogged)

(transitive) To pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from.

(intransitive) To become covered with the kind of grass called fog.

Anagrams

• GoF

Source: Wiktionary


Fog, n. Etym: [Cf. Scot. fog, fouge, moss, foggag rank grass, LL. fogagium, W. ffug 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.] Halliwell.

Note: Sometimes called, in New England, old tore. In Scotland, fog is a general name for moss.

Fog, v. t.

Definition: (Agric.) To pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from.

Fog, v. i. Etym: [Etymol. uncertain.]

Definition: To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog. [Obs.] Where wouldst thou fog to get a fee Dryden.

Fog, n. Etym: [Dan. sneefog snow falling thick, drift of snow, driving snow, cf. Icel. fok spray, snowdrift, fj snowstorm, fjka to drift.]

1. Watery vapor condensed in the lower part of the atmosphere and disturbing its transparency. It differs from cloud only in being near the ground, and from mist in not approaching so nearly to fine rain. See Cloud.

2. A state of mental confusion. Fog alarm, Fog bell, Fog horn, etc., a bell, horn, whistle or other contrivance that sounds an alarm, often automatically, near places of danger where visible signals would be hidden in thick weather.

– Fog bank, a mass of fog resting upon the sea, and resembling distant land.

– Fog ring, a bank of fog arranged in a circular form, -- often seen on the coast of Newfoundland.

Fog, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fogged; p. pr. & vb. n. Fogging.]

Definition: To envelop, as with fog; to befog; to overcast; to darken; to obscure.

Fog, v. i. (Photog.)

Definition: To show indistinctly or become indistinct, as the picture on a negative sometimes does in the process of development.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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