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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb fog:


The word fog is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun fog

What does fog mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fogs

  1. droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • more generic word: aerosol = a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas
    • more specific terms:
  2. an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
  3. confusion characterized by lack of clarity

Alternative definition of the noun fog


  1. [uncountable] A thick cloud that forms near the ground; the obscurity of such a cloud.
  2. [uncountable] A mist or film clouding a surface.
  3. A state of mind characterized by lethargy and confusion.
  4. [photography] A silver deposit or other blur on a negative or developed photographic image.
  5. A new growth of grass appearing on a field that has been mowed or grazed.
  6. Tall and decaying grass left standing after the cutting or grazing season.
  7. [Scotland] Moss.

Definition of the verb fog

What does fog mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: fogged, fogging

  1. make less visible or unclear

Alternative definition of the verb fog


  1. [intransitive] To become covered with or as if with fog.
  2. [intransitive] To become obscured in condensation or water.
  3. [intransitive, photography] To become dim or obscure.
  4. [transitive] To cover with or as if with fog.
  5. [transitive] To obscure in condensation or water.
  6. [transitive] To make confusing or obscure.
  7. [transitive, photography] To make dim or obscure.


  1. "Fog" a.k.a. "The Fog" is a 2005 horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring Tom Welling, Selma Blair and Maggie Grace. It is a remake of John Carpenter's 1980 film of the same name and was produced by Carpenter and Debra Hill who co-wrote the original film.
  2. "Fog" a.k.a. "Dhund" is a 1973 Hindi movie produced and directed by B. R. Chopra. The film is based on Agatha Christie's play, The Unexpected Guest, and stars Sanjay Khan, his then flame Zeenat Aman, Danny Denzongpa, Deven Verma, Madan Puri, Navin Nischol and Ashok Kumar. The music is by Ravi.
  3. "Fog" is a 2014 documentary drama film written by Nicole Vögele and Elsa Kremser, and directed by Nicole Vögele.
  4. "Fog" is a film directed by Kit Hui.
  5. "Fog" is a 1933 mystery film directed by Albert S. Rogell.


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


Fog is a fictional character from the 1997 film The Fifth Element.


  1. "Fog": Tuman is a studio album of Sofia Rotaru released in the very beginning of 2007. The CD includes mostly unreleased, but already aired songs, although only a selection of them. It is a multilingual album, hence traditional edition for Sofia Rotaru. It includes popular duet with Nikolay Baskov "Raspberries Blossom" and dance remix of "White Dance", which marked in 2001 a new wave in the repertoire of Sofia Rotaru. The last song of the album "One Guelder Rose was one of the most popular songs of Sofia Rotaru in Ukrainian for the last three years.
  2. "Fog" is a musical album of Fog.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  3. "Fog" is a musical single of His Electro Blue Voice.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  4. "Fog" is a composition.
  5. "Fog" is a musical album of Starcrusher.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  6. "Fog" is a composition.


  1. 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.
  2. Fog is a musical group.
    • albums: "Through the Eyes of Night... Winged They Come", "Whispered Myths", "Split EP"
  3. Fog is a musical group.
    • album: "Jezabel's Dream"

There are other groups with in their name, like Blue Fog, Dark Fog, Atomic Fog, Fog Father, Fog of war, Flaming Fog, Funeral Fog, Land of Fog, Violence Fog, Blood Red Fog, Lost in the Fog, Purple Fog Side, Fog City Players, Fog in the Shell, J Mascis the Fog, Moon Fog Prophet, The Freezing Fog, Hidden in the Fog, Howling in the Fog and J Mascis the Fog.


Fog a.k.a. Foggia "Gino Lisa" Airport: Foggia "Gino Lisa" Airport is an airport serving Foggia, Italy.


  1. Fog: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.
  2. Fog a.k.a. Apaf1 is a protein.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fog

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Google previewBlackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1875)

Fog is the second of the children of clouds ; so, at least, we may fairly suppose ; for, though the successive dates of birth of...

Google previewThe Pearson Guide To Complete Mathematics For Iit-Jee

by Khattar

If/is an even function and g is an odd function, then fog is an even function. If/is an odd function and g is an even function, then fog is an even function. For a real domain, even functions are not one-one. Even functions are many-one functions, ...

Google previewThe Pearson Guide to Mathematics for the IIT-JEE, 2/e (New Edition)

by Khattar

If/is an even function and g is an odd function, then fog is an even function. • If/is an odd function and g is an even function, then fog is an even function. • For a real domain, even functions are not one-one. • Even functions are many-one ...

Google previewMeteorology Today (2015)

by C. Donald Ahrens, Robert Henson

Fog is a cloud resting on the ground. It can be composed of water droplets, ice crystals, or a combination of both. Before going on to the section on clouds, here is a brief review of some of the facts and concepts we have covered so far: 126126 ...

Google previewThe International Day, Night, and Fog Signal Telegraph, with All the Chief Sea Port Towns, Places, Islands, Seas, and Rivers of the World, Alphabetically Abbreviated in Dictionary Order, Etc (1866)

by William Henry WARD (of 24 Union St., N.)

THE FOG TELEGRAPHING Is effected in the same way and manner as the day and night signals— by'substituting distinct sounds for dips of the flag, or obscuring of the light—with whatever sounding means the maker may have at hand; ...

Google previewDictionary of Aviation (1911)

by Robert Morris Pierce

the cooling of the air below the dewspoint and consequent condensation of its watersvapor; an obscured condition of the atmosfere due to the presence of condenst watersvapor : as, an arctic *fog. barometric fog, a fog due to a lowering of ...

Google previewDictionary of Nature Myths (2000)

Legends of the Earth, Sea, and Sky by Tamra Andrews

FOG AND MIST time or another caused devastating destruction, so the people feared water's strength. They considered the unleashing of that strength the work of angry deities. The mythmakers used flood not only to reflect real ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2011)

by Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Dr. Michael Mastrandrea, Terry L. Root

FOG . Figure 2. Steam fog on the Hudson River, seen from New York City during a cold air outbreak,. Fog also forms when warm, humid air mixes with much colder air, ...

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Quotes about Fog

on top of the mountain
she sees how the fog loves
the breasts of the hills

all gently covered
tenderly at night till dawn
with the linens of
the white
fog. (Ric S. Bastasa)
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Scrabble value of F4O1G2

The value of this 3-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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