verb (used with object), fogged, fog·ging.
verb (used without object), fogged, fog·ging.
Origin of fog1
Synonyms for fog
Antonyms for fog
noun U.S. and British Dialect.
Origin of fog2
Related Words for foggloom, smoke, smog, vapor, steam, cloud, confusion, mist, murk, effluvium, obscurity, wisp, nebula, murkiness, smother, haze, grease, miasma, film, soup
Examples from the Web for fog
Contemporary Examples of fog
A fog of conspiracy—of logic against logic, as Orwell put it—has descended on every major event in the war.Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS
Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova
November 16, 2014
So we changed that into a fog machine blast right before I go on.Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris on His Best and Worst Emcee Moments (VIDEO)
Neil Patrick Harris
October 15, 2014
“Our main job is to come in there, cut through the fog of war, and establish what has happened,” said Solvang.'E-Team': James Foley's Last Film
August 21, 2014
I was just myself again—the person I was meant to be, without the fog.We're Talking About Depression All Wrong
August 20, 2014
At Henley, the other vaporium, the crew lying around on settees and filling the room with fog brought back Dutch flashbacks.This Is Your E-Cigarette on Drugs
July 28, 2014
Historical Examples of fog
The frolic with the child seemed to have blown away a fog from between them.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Meantime a white film of fog spread down the bay from the northward.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
He had seen something like a heavy flash of lightning in the fog.The Secret Agent
Major Jelles looked meditatively at me, through his fog of smoke.In the Valley
Then he asked me, still at the window, "What's that fog doing now?"Questionable Shapes
William Dean Howells
verb fogs, fogging or fogged
Word Origin for fog
- a second growth of grass after the first mowing
- grass left to grow long in winter
Word Origin for 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.
see in a fog.