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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. an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
  5. A second growth of grass; aftergrass.
  6. To pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from.
  7. To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog.
  8. 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.
  9. A state of mental confusion.
  10. To envelop, as with fog; to befog; to overcast; to darken; to obscure.
  11. To show indistinctly or become indistinct, as the picture on a negative sometimes does in the process of development.
  12. Cloudiness or partial opacity of those parts of a developed film or a photograph which should be clear.
  13. To render semiopaque or cloudy, as a negative film, by exposure to stray light, too long an exposure to the developer, etc.
  14. Dead or decaying grass remaining on land through the winter; - called also foggage.
  15. Condensed watery vapor near the surface of the sea or land; bewilderment.
  16. To become clouded.
  17. To cover with mist; to puzzle.
  18. Fogged.
  19. Fogging.
  20. Foggily.
  21. Fogginess.
  22. 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.
  23. Foggy.
  24. Thick mist.
  25. Condensed watery vapor suspended in the air near the earth; mist.
  26. Bewilderment; perplexity; obscurity.
  27. A dense watery vapour near the surface of the land or water; a state of haze.
  28. A growth of grass after the hay is cut in autumn; foggage.
  29. To overcast.
  30. To feed on fog.
  31. A dense watery vapour floating near the surface of the earth; a thick mist.
  32. 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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Quotes of fog

  1. Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness. – Dewitt Bodeen
  2. Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge. – Daniel J. Boorstin
  3. I was amazed at how easy it was for the Clinton Administration to basically cover what they did at Waco in the fog of lies and avoid any responsibility for it. – James Bovard
  4. When I came to New York and I opened the window of the thirty -fifth -floor apartment, there's light pollution and fog and I couldn't see my star. So I drew it on my wrist with a pen, but it kept washing away. Then I went to a tattoo parlor on Second Avenue and had it done. – Gisele Bundchen
  5. It is not the clear -sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog – Joseph Conrad
  6. We went to a small lake, Bass Lake. It was beautiful. It was perfectly still when we got there in the morning. The fog was lifting off the water. It was just magical. And we did catch some fish, 13 fish. – Jennifer M. Granholm
  7. Fog and smog should not be confused and are easily separated by color. – Chuck Jones
  8. Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. – Henri Matisse
  9. I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps. – Peggy Noonan
  10. My trumpeting sounds like a goose farting in the fog – Alex O'Loughlin
  11. But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy. – Nancy Pelosi
  12. There were times after my marriage ended where, you know, I really felt like I was at the bottom of a mountain, there was a great big, fog up there, and I'm never going to cross to the other side. – Lynn Redgrave
  13. The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog – Bill Watterson
  14. That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key. – Elizabeth Wurtzel

Usage examples for fog

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Beyond San Francisco lay the fog bank of the unknown. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  4. It is all fog out there. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  5. The night was very dark, and a thin white fog lay on the water. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  6. " It's not a fog Retch answered. – Sinister Paradise by Robert Moore Williams
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The fog started to close in and we headed home in a hurry. – The Biography of a Rabbit by Roy Benson, Jr.
  12. What was the meaning of the horrible laughter which the river police heard in the fog – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. We could stand some sunshine after this fog – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  16. 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
  17. Gloom hung like a fog over office and shop. – The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller
  18. Standing on its bank we could see the other shore, a line of grey fog – Dwellers in the Hills by Melville Davisson Post
  19. 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
  20. The fog moved slowly. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various

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