[fog, fawg] /fɒg, fɔg/
a cloudlike mass or layer of minute water droplets or ice crystals near the surface of the earth, appreciably reducing visibility.
Compare , , .
any darkened state of the atmosphere, or the diffused substance that causes it.
a state of mental confusion or unawareness; daze; stupor:
The survivors were in a fog for days after the catastrophe.
Photography. a hazy effect on a developed negative or positive, caused by light other than that forming the image, by improper handling during development, or by the use of excessively old film.
Physical Chemistry. a mixture consisting of liquid particles dispersed in a gaseous medium.
verb (used with object), fogged, fogging.
to cover or envelop with or as if with fog:
The steam in the room fogged his glasses.
to confuse or obscure:
The debate did little else but fog the issue.
to bewilder or perplex:
to fog the mind.
Photography. to produce fog on (a negative or positive).
verb (used without object), fogged, fogging.
to become enveloped or obscured with or as if with fog.
Photography. (of a negative or positive) to become affected by fog.
[fog, fawg] /fɒg, fɔg/
noun, U.S. and British Dialect.
a second growth of grass, as after mowing.
long grass left standing in fields during the winter.
a mass of droplets of condensed water vapour suspended in the air, often greatly reducing visibility, corresponding to a cloud but at a lower level
a cloud of any substance in the atmosphere reducing visibility
a state of mental uncertainty or obscurity
(photog) a blurred or discoloured area on a developed negative, print, or transparency caused by the action of extraneous light, incorrect development, etc
a colloid or suspension consisting of liquid particles dispersed in a gas
verb fogs, fogging, fogged
to envelop or become enveloped with or as if with fog
to confuse or become confused: to fog an issue
(photog) to produce fog on (a negative, print, or transparency) or (of a negative, print, or transparency) to be affected by fog
“thick, obscuring mist,” 1540s, probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Danish fog “spray, shower, snowdrift,” Old Norse fok “snow flurry,” fjuk “snow storm.” Cf. also Old English fuht, Dutch vocht, German Feucht “moist.” Figurative phrase in a fog “at a loss what to do” first recorded c.1600.
“long grass,” c.1300, probably of Scandinavian origin, cf. Norwegian fogg “long grass in a moist hollow,” Icelandic fuki “rotten sea grass.” The 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- “to rot, decay.”
1590s, from fog (n.1). Related: Fogged; fogging.
in a fog
[origin unknown; probably a substitution for smoke in all senses]
fiber optic gyro
father of the groom
see: in a fog
- Fogarty catheter
Fogarty catheter Fo·gar·ty catheter (fō’gər-tē) n. A catheter with an inflatable balloon near its tip; it is used to remove emboli and thrombi from the cardiovascular system, and to remove stones from the biliary ducts.
noun 1. a stratum of fog as seen from a distance. noun 1. a distinct mass of fog, esp at sea
[fog-bound, fawg-] /ˈfɒgˌbaʊnd, ˈfɔg-/ adjective, Nautical. 1. unable to sail or navigate because of heavy . /ˈfɒɡˌbaʊnd/ adjective 1. prevented from operation by fog: the airport was fogbound 2. obscured by or enveloped in fog: the skyscraper was fogbound
[fog-boh, fawg-] /ˈfɒgˌboʊ, ˈfɔg-/ noun 1. a bow, arc, or circle of white or yellowish hue seen in or against a ; a formed by droplets. /ˈfɒɡˌbəʊ/ noun 1. a faint arc of light sometimes seen in a fog bank Also called seadog, white rainbow fogbow (fôg’bō’) A faint white or yellowish arc-shaped light that […]