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Definitions of fog

  1. make less visible or unclear; " The stars are obscured by the clouds"
  2. confusion characterized by lack of clarity
  3. droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground
  4. A second growth of grass; aftergrass.
  5. To pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from.
  6. To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog.
  7. 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.
  8. A state of mental confusion.
  9. To envelop, as with fog; to befog; to overcast; to darken; to obscure.
  10. To show indistinctly or become indistinct, as the picture on a negative sometimes does in the process of development.
  11. Cloudiness or partial opacity of those parts of a developed film or a photograph which should be clear.
  12. To render semiopaque or cloudy, as a negative film, by exposure to stray light, too long an exposure to the developer, etc.
  13. Dead or decaying grass remaining on land through the winter; - called also foggage.
  14. Condensed watery vapor near the surface of the sea or land; bewilderment.
  15. To become clouded.
  16. To cover with mist; to puzzle.
  17. Fogged.
  18. Fogging.
  19. Foggily.
  20. Fogginess.
  21. A dense watery vapor exhaled from the earth or from rivers and lakes, or generated in the atmosphere near the earth. There is a constant ascent of watery particles from the surface of the earth occasioned by the evaporation from masses of water and moist bodies; and when the air is saturated with vapor the watery particles which continue to rise are no longer dissolved, but remain suspended in vesicular vapors, which form clouds when they rise to a great height and fogs when they hover near the surface of the earth. Fogs are more frequent at those seasons of the year when there is a considerable difference of temperature in the different parts of the day. " Have sucked up from the sea contagious fogs." " Hover through the fog and filthy air."- Shak.
  22. Foggy.
  23. Thick mist.
  24. Condensed watery vapor suspended in the air near the earth; mist.
  25. Bewilderment; perplexity; obscurity.
  26. A dense watery vapour near the surface of the land or water; a state of haze.
  27. A growth of grass after the hay is cut in autumn; foggage.
  28. To overcast.
  29. To feed on fog.
  30. A dense watery vapour floating near the surface of the earth; a thick mist.
  31. After- grass; grass not eaten down in the summer that grows in tufts over the winter; in Scot., the mosses found in pasture lands, & c.
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Usage examples for fog

  1. We could stand some sunshine after this fog. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  2. An' though she's as guid a cratur as ever lived, the cauld grun' o' her poverty gaithers the fog o' an ill report. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  3. The night was very dark, and a thin white fog lay on the water. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  4. The moonlight was on the dark water, but the fog- bank was white beyond, and I saw them against it; and they went slowly and steadily down. – Man Overboard! by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  5. It is all fog out there. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  6. Beyond San Francisco lay the fog bank of the unknown. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  7. Standing on its bank we could see the other shore, a line of grey fog. – Dwellers in the Hills by Melville Davisson Post
  8. She did not sleep that night; and the fog was blacker than ever in the morning. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  9. " It's not a fog," Retch answered. – Sinister Paradise by Robert Moore Williams
  10. Don't you remember that fog we had early last spring? – Uncle Robert's Geography (Uncle Robert's Visit, V.3) by Francis W. Parker and Nellie Lathrop Helm
  11. What was the meaning of the horrible laughter which the river police heard in the fog? – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  12. On the afternoon of our arrival, and also the next morning, the view was completely shut off by the fog. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  13. Gloom hung like a fog over office and shop. – The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller
  14. The fog moved slowly. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  15. Looking back, I could see the pit behind me; the fog standing on the road like a solid wall, straight up and down. – A Diary Without Dates by Enid Bagnold
  16. She can't hit anything in this fog except by a chance shot." – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  17. When the fog lifted we, as well as the Germans, were exposed. – The Healing of Nations and the Hidden Sources of Their Strife by Edward Carpenter
  18. Now all we want is the fog to hold up till he's out of sight. – A Crime of the Under-seas by Guy Boothby
  19. The fog started to close in and we headed home in a hurry. – The Biography of a Rabbit by Roy Benson, Jr.
  20. A thick fog was rising to meet the first glance of day. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
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