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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fogfɒg, fɔg(n.; v.)fogged, fog•ging.

  1. (n.)a cloudlike mass or layer of minute water droplets or ice crystals near the surface of the earth, appreciably reducing visibility.

    Category: Meteorology

  2. any darkened state of the atmosphere, or the diffused substance that causes it.

  3. a state of mental confusion or unawareness; daze.

  4. a hazy effect on a developed photographic negative or positive.

    Category: Photography

  5. a mixture consisting of liquid particles dispersed in a gaseous medium.

    Category: Chemistry

  6. (v.t.)to cover or envelop with or as if with fog.

  7. to confuse or obscure:

    The debate just fogged the issue.

  8. to bewilder or perplex.

  9. to produce fog on (a photographic negative or positive).

    Category: Photography

  10. (v.i.)to become enveloped or obscured with or as if with fog.

  11. (of a photographic negative or positive) to become affected by fog.

    Category: Photography

Origin of fog:

1535–45; ME


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fog(noun)

    droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground

  2. fog, fogginess, murk, murkiness(noun)

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

  3. daze, fog, haze(verb)

    confusion characterized by lack of clarity

  4. 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fog(noun)ɒg, fɔg

    cloud near the ground that prevents you from seeing clearly

    thick/dense fog

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fog(noun)

    a second growth of grass; aftergrass

  2. Fog(noun)

    dead or decaying grass remaining on land through the winter; -- called also foggage

  3. Fog(verb)

    to pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from

  4. Fog(verb)

    to practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog

  5. Fog(noun)

    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

  6. Fog(noun)

    a state of mental confusion

  7. Fog(verb)

    to envelop, as with fog; to befog; to overcast; to darken; to obscure

  8. Fog(verb)

    to show indistinctly or become indistinct, as the picture on a negative sometimes does in the process of development


  1. Fog

    Fog is a collection of liquid water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface. While fog is a type of stratus cloud, the term "fog" is typically distinguished from the more generic term "cloud" in that fog is low-lying, and the moisture in the fog is often generated locally. Fog is distinguished from mist only by its density, as expressed in the resulting decrease in visibility: Fog reduces visibility to less than 1 km, whereas mist reduces visibility to no less than 1 km. For aviation purposes in the UK, a visibility of less than 5 km but greater than 999 m is considered to be mist if the relative humidity is 70% or greater – below 70% haze is reported. The foggiest place in the world is the Grand Banks off the island of Newfoundland, the meeting place of the cold Labrador Current from the north and the much warmer Gulf Stream from the south. Some of the foggiest land areas in the world include Argentia, Newfoundland and Point Reyes, California, each with over 200 foggy days per year. Even in generally warmer southern Europe, thick fog and localized fog is often found in lowlands and valleys, such as the lower part of the Po Valley and the Arno and Tiber valleys in Italy or Ebro Valley in northeastern Spain, as well as on the Swiss plateau, especially in the Seeland area, in late autumn and winter. Other notably foggy areas include Hamilton, New Zealand, coastal Chile, coastal Namibia, and the Severnaya Zemlya islands.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fog' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4401

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fog' in Nouns Frequency: #2935

Translations for fog

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a thick cloud of moisture or water vapour in the air which makes it difficult to see

I had to drive very slowly because of the fog.

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