bog, peat bog(verb)
wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel
bog down, bog(verb)
cause to slow down or get stuck
"The vote would bog down the house"
bog down, bog(verb)
get stuck while doing something
"She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation"
a quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to sink; a marsh; a morass
a little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp
to sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; to cause to sink and stick, as in mud and mire
A bog is a mire that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, Sphagnum moss. It is one of the four main types of wetlands. Other names for bogs include mire, quagmire and muskeg; alkaline mires are called fens. Frequently, as the illustration on the right shows, they are covered in Ericaceous shrubs rooted in the Sphagnum moss and peat. The gradual accumulation of decayed plant material in a bog functions as a carbon sink. Bogs occur where the water at the ground surface is acidic and low in nutrients. In some cases, the water is derived entirely from precipitation, in which case they are termed ombrotrophic. Water flowing out of bogs has a characteristic brown colour, which comes from dissolved peat tannins. In general the low fertility and cool climate results in relatively slow plant growth, but decay is even slower owing to the saturated soil. Hence peat accumulates. Large areas of landscape can be covered many meters deep in peat. Bogs have a distinctive group of plant and animal species, and are of high importance for biodiversity, particularly in landscapes that are otherwise settled and farmed.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bog, n. soft ground: a marsh or quagmire.—v.t. to sink or to entangle.—n. Bog′-butt′er, a mineral substance, resembling butter, found in Irish bogs.—adj. Bogg′y.—ns. Bog′let, Bog′land; Bog′-moss, a genus of moss plants; Bog′-oak, trunks of oak embedded in bogs and preserved from decay—of a deep black colour, often used for making ornaments; Bog′-ore, a kind of iron ore found in boggy land; Bog′-spav′in, a lesion of the hock-joint of the horse, consisting in distension of the capsule enclosing the joint, usually arising suddenly from a sprain in action; Bog′-trot′ter, one who lives in a boggy country, hence an Irishman. [Ir. bogach; Gael. bog, soft.]
The numerical value of BOG in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of BOG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
bog off Elaine
Deathlessness should be arrived at in a... haphazard fashion. Loving fame as much as any man, we shall carve our initials in the shell of a tortoise and turn him loose in a peat bog.
I welcome today's consensus adoption by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors (BOG) of the resolution addressing the Director General's December 2 final assessment of the possible military dimensions (PMD) of Iran's past nuclear program.
When you look at the number of passengers every day, and the number of stations that we have, you would need to institute security at every station along a subway, instituting that same level of security would be very costly. It would also create tie-ups and bog down commuting times.
I am convinced that the world is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves in the mire and die. Something magnificent is taking place here amid the cruelties and tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail.
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Translations for BOG
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- kakhuis, vleiAfrikaans
- блато, кенефBulgarian
- lokum, sump, moseDanish
- Klo, HochmoorGerman
- ciénaga, pegadoSpanish
- raba, sooEstonian
- suo, neva, paskahuusiFinnish
- tourbière, chiottesFrench
- boglachScottish Gaelic
- cesso, paludeItalian
- 沼地, 沼沢Japanese
- moer, moeras, zompDutch
- myr, sumpNorwegian
- atolar, cagatório, turfeiraPortuguese
- топь, болотоRussian
- muggen, dass, mosseSwedish
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