Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » F » Flyway ... Foil

FOG (fogged, fogging)

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does fog mean? 

FOG (noun)
  The noun FOG has 3 senses:

1. 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
3. confusion characterized by lack of clarity

  Familiarity information: FOG used as a noun is uncommon.


FOG (verb)
  The verb FOG has 1 sense:

1. make less visible or unclear

  Familiarity information: FOG used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOG (noun)


Sense 1fog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("fog" is a kind of...):

aerosol (a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fog"):

fogbank (a large mass of fog on the sea (as seen from a distance))

ice fog; pogonip (a dense winter fog containing ice particles)

mist (a thin fog with condensation near the ground)

pea soup; pea-souper (a heavy thick yellow fog)


Sense 2fog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

murkiness; murk; fogginess; fog

Hypernyms ("fog" is a kind of...):

atmosphere; atmospheric state (the weather or climate at some place)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fog"):

fug ((British informal) an airless smoky smelly atmosphere)


Sense 3fog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Confusion characterized by lack of clarity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

daze; haze; fog

Hypernyms ("fog" is a kind of...):

confusedness; confusion; disarray; mental confusion; muddiness (a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior)


FOG (verb)


Sense 1fog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make less visible or unclear

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

obnubilate; haze over; fog; befog; becloud; obscure; cloud; mist

Context example:

The stars are obscured by the clouds

Hypernyms (to "fog" is one way to...):

conceal; hide (prevent from being seen or discovered)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fog"):

overshadow (cast a shadow upon)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Still waters are the deepest." (English proverb)

"Our first teacher is our own heart." (Native American proverb, Cheyenne)

"Leading by example is better than giving an advice." (Arabic proverb)

"Even the king saves his money." (Corsican proverb)

 FOG: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 
» FOG

Page delivered in 0.344 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: