Adjective "fog" definition and examples

(Fog may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/fɒɡ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface which obscures or restricts visibility (to a greater extent than mist; strictly, reducing visibility to below 1 km)
  1. 'Dennis looked away out over the water at the thick fog.'
  2. 'Weather conditions at the time were described as desperate with thick fog, rain, and drizzle.'
  3. 'Boats, and even ships, can be difficult to see when visibility is reduced by mist, fog, rain or darkness.'
  4. 'Rain, heavy cloud cover and thick fog in the area had prompted Albania's prime minister, Fatos Nano, to cancel his own flight to the conference.'
  5. 'Beyond that, he could make out buildings of some sort, but mostly everything was obscured by thick fog rolling through.'
  6. 'Examples from the meteorological domain include fog, mist, frost, drizzle, and rain.'
  7. 'He couldn't see a thing, as the moon hid behind the clouds and thick fog.'
  8. 'Friday morning, the mist and fog was thick enough that I could barely see the mug on the Maxwell House plant.'
  9. 'Your Jeep fog lights can help you cut through thick fog or rain with ease and without temporarily blinding your eyes.'
  10. 'Wind can cause an air force to be grounded, as can mist, fog and stormy weather.'
  11. 'a whirling fog of dust'
  12. 'In the auditorium eons of dust collected in the pale green stage curtain, sending up a billowing fog of allergens each time the folds were drawn or opened.'
  13. 'When the black fog finally cleared up, the four adventurers finally got a chance to see just who this terrifying Dr. Dread was.'
  14. 'Soon, up the street, I saw the swirling masses, vaguely in the fog of the gasses.'
  15. 'And there is often a fog of fag smoke drifting through Lancaster's state-of-the-art bus station.'
  16. 'The image is fairly decent, the full screen transfer suffering from a little-too-soon cosmetic soft focus and fog.'
  17. 'Dichroic fog may result from extended development of high speed films.'
  18. 'Stieglitz began to talk of banishing the painterly poetic fog from photography.'
A state or cause of perplexity or confusion.
  1. 'But for the black clothes, the black bag, the utter air of blackness that hangs around him like a fog of despair… he could be me.'
  2. 'Scott shook his head, attempting to clear the fog in his mind left over from his semi-consciousness.'
  3. 'That's the classic example of one that's trying to cut through the fog of this rhetoric.'
  4. 'There's something about spoken contact that cuts through the fog of loneliness that can build up at the end of the day.'
  5. 'I never say when I feel the world through a fog of grey.'
  6. 'I thought that would have carried on when I stopped using the drugs but the fog clears and your thinking comes back.'
  7. 'What little of it that can get in through my malfunctioning airways brings a fog to my brain.'
  8. 'It was nice at the union conference, therefore, to operate just for a couple of days out from under the fog of ‘huh?’'
  9. 'And yet, through the fog of sleep deprivation, I did manage to laugh a little at the stylized comedy of Lemoine and Dean.'
  10. 'In China, on-air conniving by reality-show contestants could be lost in the fog of political correctness.'
  11. 'Thoughts of deprecation ran rapid, like beasts, through the fog of her mind.'
  12. 'Rerina answered, shaking her head to clear the fog in it, but it only made his access to her neck better.'
  13. 'He sighed, leaning back into the chair and raising his hands to his eyes, as if trying to clear the fog from his brain.'
  14. 'I asked, confused, shaking my head to try to clear the fog that was setting in on my brain.'
  15. 'Letting out a sigh, Cheryl climbed out of her bed and tried to clear the fog out of her brain.'
  16. 'In order to try to see a little through the fog of conspiracy, I'd like to take a step sideways.'
  17. 'But clear and carefully calculated decisions need to be made, not wild and disproportionate acts blinded by the fog of emotion.'
  18. 'It charges you, it puts a dance in your step, it clears the fog from your senses and plugs you in to a glowing, blaring night that can be yours again.'
  19. 'Jim moved out of sight and Blair forced his eyes open wide, trying to take deeper breaths to clear the fog.'
  20. 'But a future I may yet look back on these days at halcyon, from a fog of new employment legislation and eviscerated social spending.'

verb

(with reference to a glass surface) cover or become covered with steam.
  1. no object 'the windscreen was starting to fog up'
  2. 'It's a way to let off steam, and Eddie's got so much steam that it's fogging the windows.'
  3. 'Her breath was fogging up the faceplate of the environmental suit she was wearing.'
  4. 'In a flash, Bryn's snout was inches from Zion's nose; his hot, steamy breath fogging up the glasses perched there.'
  5. 'Mario looked through the windows of the store in front of him, his breath fogging up the glass as he breathed hard.'
  6. 'The steam of the shower fogged up the small window slightly above the shower.'
  7. 'Should Miller's ratings slip, we'll see just what he's willing to do to keep the mouth-breathers fogging their screens.'
  8. 'The steaming hot water of the bath had naturally fogged up the glass so with one swoop of her bony hand she wiped a streak clear.'
  9. 'Tyger's face is very close to the man, fogging up his protective visor.'
  10. 'She stood so long by the window that her breath fogged up the glass, and she had to wipe it away with her black glove.'
  11. 'I knew he didn't mind, this way him and Porsha would be able to fog up the windows without having to worry about me being there.'
  12. 'First, the black - and-white latent image is developed and then the rest of the unexposed material is chemically fogged.'
  13. 'I have not noticed any fogging problems after a couple thousand 4x5 and 8x10 negatives.'
Bewilder or puzzle.
  1. 'This was a mild insult between Guardians, to imply that one's brain has been fogged.'
  2. 'My brain was so fogged, my memory so poor and my concentration so fleeting that it would take me the entire morning to eke out a paragraph.'
  3. 'The biggest puffer in this Parliament has started to talk about how great the sense of having one's brain fogged up is for one.'
  4. 'He tried to ignore them, but found it extremely difficult when pain filled his thought process, fogging his brain.'
  5. 'Jake's brain was fogged, but he knew well enough that he had been thrown onto his back and the women of his dreams was pinning him down.'
  6. 'Confusion and uncertainty fogged Drillian's brain as he shifted uncomfortably, unsure of what to do.'
  7. 'Confusion was fogging my brain up to the point that I couldn't think, I could only feel.'
  8. 'the government has been fogging the issue'
  9. 'Forget the figures for a moment, though: they fog the emotional experience that defines a legend.'
Spray with an insecticide.
  1. 'The city had decided to temporarily halt the mosquito fogging program.'
  2. 'Never spray or fog a house with insecticides to combat lice.'

noun

The grass which grows in a field after a crop of hay has been taken.

    More definitions

    1. a cloudlike mass or layer of minute water droplets or ice crystals near the surface of the earth, appreciably reducing visibility.Compare ice fog, mist, smog.

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

    3. a state of mental confusion or unawareness; daze; stupor: The survivors were in a fog for days after the catastrophe.

    4. Photography. a hazy effect on a developed negative or positive, caused by light other than that forming the imag

    More examples(as adjective)

    "lights can be fog."

    Origin

    (fog)Late Middle English: origin uncertain; perhaps related to Norwegian fogg.

    Phrase

    the fog of war