What does fog mean?

Definitions for fogfɒg, fɔg

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fog.

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"

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

  9. Origin: [Etymol. uncertain.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fog

    fog, n. a thick mist: watery vapour rising from either land or water.—v.t. to shroud in fog.—v.i. to become coated with a uniform coating.—ns. Fog′-bank, a dense mass of fog sometimes seen at sea appearing like a bank of land; Fog′-bell, a bell rung by the motion of the waves or wind to warn sailors from rocks, shoals, &c. in foggy weather.—adj. Fog′-bound, impeded by fog.—ns. Fog′-bow, a whitish arch like a rainbow, seen in fogs.—adv. Fog′gily.—n. Fog′giness.—adj. Fog′gy, misty: damp: clouded in mind: stupid.—n. Fog′-horn, a horn used as a warning signal by ships in foggy weather: a sounding instrument for warning ships off the shore during a fog: a siren.—adj. Fog′less, without fog, clear.—ns. Fog′-ring, a bank of fog in the form of a ring; Fog′-sig′nal, an audible signal used on board ship, &c., during a fog, when visible signals cease to be of use; Fog′-smoke, fog. [The origin of the word is hopelessly misty; Mr Bradley connects with succeeding word; Prof. Skeat connects with Dan. fog, as in snee-fog, thick falling snow; cf. Ice. fok, a snowdrift.]

  2. Fog

    fog, Foggage, fog′āj, n. grass which grows in autumn after the hay is cut: (Scot.) moss.—v.i. to become covered with fog. [Origin unknown; W. ffwg, dry grass, is borrowed.]

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fog in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fog in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Last words of Emily Dickinson:

    ...the fog is rising.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Our mind is like a fog; even a moderate wind disperses it easily.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    London and Fog! When these two come together, it is time to be a writer!

  4. Tony Hogue:

    She looked drugged and in a fog, and she couldn't snap out of it, she was a mess.

  5. Daniel Palma:

    We woke up today with a blanket of fog and it hasn't cleared. We have a layer of smoke above us.

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