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Definition of Fog


  1. A second growth of grass; aftergrass.
  2. Dead or decaying grass remaining on land through the winter; -- called also foggage.
  3. To pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from.
  4. To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog.
  5. 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.
  6. A state of mental confusion.
  7. To envelop, as with fog; to befog; to overcast; to darken; to obscure.
  8. To show indistinctly or become indistinct, as the picture on a negative sometimes does in the process of development.
  9. Cloudiness or partial opacity of those parts of a developed film or a photograph which should be clear.
  10. To render semiopaque or cloudy, as a negative film, by exposure to stray light, too long an exposure to the developer, etc.

Fog Quotations

That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.
Elizabeth Wurtzel

In tragedy, it's hard to find a good resolution; it's not black and white: it's a big fog of gray.
Paul Dano

But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.
Nancy Pelosi

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
E. L. Doctorow

Most consequential choices involve shades of gray, and some fog is often useful in getting things done.
Timothy Geithner
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Fog Translations

fog in Afrikaans is mis
fog in Dutch is nevel, mist, damp, floers
fog in Finnish is sumu
fog in French is masquer, brume, brouillard
fog in German is verschleiern, umnebeln, Nebel
fog in Italian is foschia, velare, nebbia, annebbiare
fog in Spanish is bruma, rebozar, neblina, niebla
fog in Swedish is dimma, tjocka
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