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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
fog
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
blanket of fog/cloud
fog lamp
fog patches
▪ There'll be a widespread frost with mist and one or two fog patches
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
dense
▪ Almost the entire journey was through the plain, now covered in dense fog.
▪ I was at a point of crisis, lost, paralysed in the midst of a dense fog.
▪ As the storm cleared, dense fog came down.
▪ It will be remembered by old Spitfire pilots for its boggy runway and dense fog.
▪ He had seen him only in the dense fog.
▪ There was dust everywhere - the shop was filled with a dense fog of it.
freezing
▪ It really seems as if some drivers fall prey to a death wish when freezing fog descends.
▪ Creeping in from both sides was a freezing fog.
▪ Both pile-ups happened in freezing fog.
▪ No one survived that. Freezing fog and still they drive at high speed.
▪ Police blamed the crash on drivers going too fast and too close in freezing fog.
▪ As she stood waiting for a taxi a speeding car appeared out of the freezing fog.
▪ Carbon-dioxide ice smoked all around, making a freezing fog that glowed eerily where the rising sun was trapped in its skeins.
▪ Police and motoring organisations urged drivers to keep their speed down and take extra care as freezing fog gripped the country.
heavy
▪ In heavy fog she collided with a lorry.
▪ Like winter almost, except for the heavy fog.
▪ And once, she was forced to stop because of heavy fog.
▪ A heavy fog that sometimes blankets the road on fall and winter mornings compounds the danger.
thick
▪ This lasted for half an hour; however, thick fog and bad bumps kept throwing them off course.
▪ He was walking home in a thick fog, wondering when the crisp, blue skies of autumn might appear.
▪ Time allowed 00:22 Read in studio Four people have been injured in an accident in thick fog.
▪ By the time we reached the island, dusk was falling and a thick fog had rolled in.
▪ Owing to the thick fog all day long, we had to take extra precautions on the road parts of the walk.
▪ I locked up the office and walked out of the student center into a thick fog.
▪ The accident happened last night in thick fog on the M-forty.
▪ We traveled in thick fog and through whorls of brown blowing mist, which made the woods ghostly.
■ NOUN
bank
▪ The fog bank was unattainable and rather than surrender, Kennedy opened fire against both vessels with his antique and wholly inadequate guns.
lamp
▪ A matched pair of front fog lamps can be substituted for headlamps in conditions of fog or falling snow.
▪ There is a fog lamp in the rear and two up front.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Dense fog is making driving conditions difficult on many roads.
▪ I could just make a dim figure coming towards me in the fog.
▪ The fog has almost cleared - our plane will be able to take off soon
▪ Thick fog is making driving conditions hazardous.
▪ Watch out for patches of fog in low-lying areas.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A matched pair of front fog lamps can be substituted for headlamps in conditions of fog or falling snow.
▪ All there was around her was endless waves of ruby and ice with the fog crawling beneath her feet.
▪ And the fog lighting up around him.
▪ He sat and watched the fog lift and reveal the colorless lake beneath, as blank as paper this morning.
▪ It exercised no power over its cloak of fog, it gives no direction.
▪ John Wade shook his head and listened to the fog.
▪ The fog was so thick that it had obscured the land beneath them.
▪ The grown-ups were already packing their cars in the hope of driving beyond the fog.
II.verb
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ My glasses fogged up as soon as I stepped outside.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ All this morning I been waiting for them to fog us in again.
▪ However, his scanner was fogged by emanations from the aspect of the hydra that was alive, almost masking the trace.
▪ Rain was hissing on the roof of the car wreck, fogging the scene still further.
▪ They are also fogged by the dumb idea that we are just doing some one else a favour.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fog

Fog \Fog\ (f[o^]g), n. [Cf. Scot. fog, fouge, moss, foggage rank grass, LL. fogagium, W. ffwg dry grass.] (Agric.)

  1. A second growth of grass; aftergrass.

  2. Dead or decaying grass remaining on land through the winter; -- called also foggage. [Prov.Eng.]
    --Halliwell.

    Note: Sometimes called, in New England, old tore. In Scotland, fog is a general name for moss.

Fog

Fog \Fog\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fogged; p. pr. & vb. n. Fogging.]

  1. To envelop, as with fog; to befog; to overcast; to darken; to obscure.

  2. (Photog.) To render semiopaque or cloudy, as a negative film, by exposure to stray light, too long an exposure to the developer, etc.

Fog

Fog \Fog\ (f[o^]g), v. t. (Agric.) To pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from.

Fog

Fog \Fog\ (f[o^]g), v. i. [Etymol. uncertain.] To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog. [Obs.]

Where wouldst thou fog to get a fee?
--Dryden.

Fog

Fog \Fog\, v. i. (Photog.) To show indistinctly or become indistinct, as the picture on a negative sometimes does in the process of development.

Fog

Fog \Fog\ (f[o^]g), n. [Dan. sneefog snow falling thick, drift of snow, driving snow, cf. Icel. fok spray, snowdrift, fj[=u]k snowstorm, fj[=u]ka to drift.]

  1. 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.

  2. A state of mental confusion.

  3. (Photog.) Cloudiness or partial opacity of those parts of a developed film or a photograph which should be clear.

    Fog alarm, Fog bell, Fog horn, etc., a bell, horn, whistle or other contrivance that sounds an alarm, often automatically, near places of danger where visible signals would be hidden in thick weather.

    Fog bank, a mass of fog resting upon the sea, and resembling distant land.

    Fog ring, a bank of fog arranged in a circular form, -- often seen on the coast of Newfoundland.

Fog

Cloud \Cloud\ (kloud), n. [Prob. fr. AS. cl[=u]d a rock or hillock, the application arising from the frequent resemblance of clouds to rocks or hillocks in the sky or air.]

  1. A collection of visible vapor, or watery particles, suspended in the upper atmosphere. I do set my bow in the cloud. --Gen. ix. 13. Note: A classification of clouds according to their chief forms was first proposed by the meteorologist Howard, and this is still substantially employed. The following varieties and subvarieties are recognized:

    1. Cirrus. This is the most elevated of all the forms of clouds; is thin, long-drawn, sometimes looking like carded wool or hair, sometimes like a brush or room, sometimes in curl-like or fleecelike patches. It is the cat's-tail of the sailor, and the mare's-tail of the landsman.

    2. Cumulus. This form appears in large masses of a hemispherical form, or nearly so, above, but flat below, one often piled above another, forming great clouds, common in the summer, and presenting the appearance of gigantic mountains crowned with snow. It often affords rain and thunder gusts.

    3. Stratus. This form appears in layers or bands extending horizontally.

    4. Nimbus. This form is characterized by its uniform gray tint and ragged edges; it covers the sky in seasons of continued rain, as in easterly storms, and is the proper rain cloud. The name is sometimes used to denote a raining cumulus, or cumulostratus.

    5. Cirro-cumulus. This form consists, like the cirrus, of thin, broken, fleecelice clouds, but the parts are more or less rounded and regulary grouped. It is popularly called mackerel sky.

    6. Cirro-stratus. In this form the patches of cirrus coalesce in long strata, between cirrus and stratus.

    7. Cumulo-stratus. A form between cumulus and stratus, often assuming at the horizon a black or bluish tint. -- Fog, cloud, motionless, or nearly so, lying near or in contact with the earth's surface. -- Storm scud, cloud lying quite low, without form, and driven rapidly with the wind.

  2. A mass or volume of smoke, or flying dust, resembling vapor. ``A thick cloud of incense.''
    --Ezek. viii. 11.

  3. A dark vein or spot on a lighter material, as in marble; hence, a blemish or defect; as, a cloud upon one's reputation; a cloud on a title.

  4. That which has a dark, lowering, or threatening aspect; that which temporarily overshadows, obscures, or depresses; as, a cloud of sorrow; a cloud of war; a cloud upon the intellect.

  5. A great crowd or multitude; a vast collection. ``So great a cloud of witnesses.''
    --Heb. xii. 1.

  6. A large, loosely-knitted scarf, worn by women about the head.

    Cloud on a (or the) title (Law), a defect of title, usually superficial and capable of removal by release, decision in equity, or legislation.

    To be under a cloud, to be under suspicion or in disgrace; to be in disfavor.

    In the clouds, in the realm of facy and imagination; beyond reason; visionary.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
fog

1590s (transitive), from fog (n.1). Intransitive use from 1849. Related: Fogged; fogging.

fog

"thick, obscuring mist," 1540s, a back-formation from foggy (which appeared about the same time) or from a Scandinavian source akin to Danish fog "spray, shower, snowdrift," Old Norse fjuk "drifting snow storm." Compare also Old English fuht, Dutch vocht, German Feucht "damp, moist." Figurative phrase in a fog "at a loss what to do" first recorded c.1600. Fog-lights is from 1962.

fog

"long grass, second growth of grass after mowing," late 14c., probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian fogg "long grass in a moist hollow," Icelandic fuki "rotten sea grass." A connection to fog (n.1) via a notion of long grass growing in moist dells of northern Europe is tempting but not proven. Watkins suggests derivation from PIE *pu- (2) "to rot, decay" (see foul (adj.)).

Wiktionary
fog

Etymology 1 n. 1 (label en uncountable) A thick cloud that forms near the ground; the obscurity of such a cloud. 2 (label en uncountable) A mist or film clouding a surface. 3 A state of mind characterized by lethargy and confusion. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To become covered with or as if with fog. 2 (context intransitive English) To become obscured in condensation or water. 3 (context intransitive photography English) To become dim or obscure. 4 (context transitive English) To cover with or as if with fog. 5 (context transitive English) To obscure in condensation or water. 6 (context transitive English) To make confusing or obscure. 7 (context transitive photography English) To make dim or obscure. 8 To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog. Etymology 2

n. 1 A new growth of grass appearing on a field that has been mowed or grazed. 2 (context UK dialect English) Tall and decaying grass left standing after the cutting or grazing season; foggage. 3 (context Scotland English) moss. vb. (context transitive English) To pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from.

WordNet
fog
  1. n. droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground

  2. an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance [syn: fogginess, murk, murkiness]

  3. confusion characterized by lack of clarity [syn: daze, haze]

  4. [also: fogging, fogged]

fog
  1. v. make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds" [syn: obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, cloud, mist]

  2. [also: fogging, fogged]

Wikipedia
Fog

Fog is a visible mass consisting of cloud water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface. Fog can be considered a type of low-lying cloud and is heavily influenced by nearby bodies of water, topography, and wind conditions. In turn, fog has affected many human activities, such as shipping, travel, and warfare.

Fog (disambiguation)

Fog is a visible mass consisting of cloud water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface.

Fog may also refer to:

Fog (band)

Fog was a band fronted by Andrew Broder, which includes members Mark Erickson and Tim Glenn. Most of Fog's releases have been put out by Lex Records or Ninja Tune.

Fog (poem)

"Fog" is a poem by Carl Sandburg. It first appeared in Sandburg's first mainstream collection of poems, Chicago Poems, published in 1916.

Sandburg has described the genesis of the poem. At a time when he was carrying a book of Japanese Haiku, he went to interview a juvenile court judge, and he had cut through Grant Park and saw the fog over Chicago harbor. He had certainly seen many fogs before, but this time he had to wait forty minutes for the judge, and he only had a piece of newsprint handy, so he decided to create an "American Haiku".

Fog (film)

Fog (Spanish: Niebla) is a 1932 French drama film directed by Benito Perojo. It was made as the Spanish-language version of the film The Last Blow.

Usage examples of "fog".

Venerian lives upon the bottom of an everlasting sea of fog and his thin epidermis, utterly without pigmentation, burns and blisters as frightfully at the least exposure to actinic light as does ours at the touch of a red-hot iron.

For a moment the insides of his eyeplates fogged, quickly adsorbed by the semi-porous plastic.

Coming down the High Sierras slope, they ran into a large area of fog of the advection type.

He looked around sharply, at the empty street and the river blurred in cottony advection fog.

Above the fog banks a wrack of cloud had gathered, the aerophane was coated with a glittering mist.

Up ahead, barely visible in the rain-swept fogged plastic of the aft canopy, the dark gray shape of the carrier Shaoguan materialized out of the clouds, the deck of the ship seeming impossibly small in the vast waters below.

Two attempts were ineffectually made to gain soundings, and the extreme density of the fog precluded us from any other means of ascertaining the direction in which we were driving until half past twelve, when we had the alarming view of a barren rugged shore within a few yards, towering over the mast heads.

Corentin, who was with Hulot, looked towards the summit in the direction pointed out by Barbette, and, as the fog was beginning to lift, he could see with some distinctness the column of white smoke the woman told of.

He sent an occasional arrow up towards the barbican, but the thickening smoke hung like fog and he could scarcely see his targets.

Lawrence Island, but the fog hung like a blanket over the sea as they passed through the waters now known as Bering Straits.

Looking once more from the window, Bibbs sculptured for himself--in the vague contortions of the smoke and fog above the roofs--a gigantic figure with feet pedestaled upon the great buildings and shoulders disappearing in the clouds, a colossus of steel and wholly blackened with soot.

A burst of dazzling sunshine struck the bridge so fiercely that Kyller lifted his hand to shield his eyes, but it was gone instantly as the Blucher dashed into another clammy cold bank of fog.

The Cheetah could send bee-bots to track and target the enemy vehicles, but the Shadow could release a fog of bomblets that destroyed the bees.

The business of the Book Fair continued, and she maneuvered through it in a fog, words like print run, cover art, and mild bookish jokes, washing over her.

Shar peered ahead into the psychedelic fog, every muscle and nerve alive with tension, and started when Tom Cadge tapped her shoulder.