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Fog vs. Mist

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Fognoun

(uncountable) A thick cloud that forms near the ground; the obscurity of such a cloud.

Mistnoun

(uncountable) Water or other liquid finely suspended in air.

‘It was difficult to see through the morning mist.’;

Fognoun

(uncountable) A mist or film clouding a surface.

Mistnoun

(countable) A layer of fine droplets or particles.

‘There was an oily mist on the lens.’;

Fognoun

A state of mind characterized by lethargy and confusion.

‘He did so many drugs, he was still in a fog three months after going through detox.’;

Mistnoun

(figurative) Anything that dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.

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Fognoun

(photography) A silver deposit or other blur on a negative or developed photographic image.

Mistverb

To form mist.

‘It's misting this morning.’;

Fognoun

(computer graphics) Distance fog.

Mistverb

To spray fine droplets on, particularly of water.

‘I mist my tropical plants every morning.’;

Fognoun

A new growth of grass appearing on a field that has been mowed or grazed.

Mistverb

To cover with a mist.

‘The lens was misted.’;

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Fognoun

Tall and decaying grass left standing after the cutting or grazing season; foggage.

Mistverb

(of the eyes) To be covered by tears.

‘My eyes misted when I remembered what had happened.’;

Fognoun

(Scotland) Moss.

Mistnoun

Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog.

Fogverb

(intransitive) To become covered with or as if with fog.

Mistnoun

Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist.

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Fogverb

(intransitive) To become obscured in condensation or water.

‘The mirror fogged every time he showered.’;

Mistnoun

Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.

‘His passion cast a mist before his sense.’;

Fogverb

To become dim or obscure.

Mistverb

To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim.

Fogverb

(transitive) To cover with or as if with fog.

Mistverb

To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists.

Fogverb

(transitive) To disperse insecticide into (a forest canopy) so as to collect organisms.

Mistnoun

a thin fog with condensation near the ground

Fogverb

(transitive) To obscure in condensation or water.

Mistverb

become covered with mist;

‘The windshield misted over’;

Fogverb

(transitive) To make confusing or obscure.

Mistverb

make less visible or unclear;

‘The stars are obscured by the clouds’;

Fogverb

To make dim or obscure.

Mistverb

spray finely or cover with mist

Fogverb

To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog.

Mistnoun

a cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface that limits visibility (to a lesser extent than fog; strictly, with visibility remaining above 1 km)

‘the peaks were shrouded in mist’; ‘a mist rose out of the river’;

Fogverb

(transitive) To pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from.

Mistnoun

a condensed vapour settling in fine droplets on a surface

‘a breeze cooled the mist of perspiration that had dampened her temples’;

Fogverb

(intransitive) To become covered with the kind of grass called fog.

Mistnoun

a haze or film over the eyes, especially caused by tears, and resulting in blurred vision

‘Ruth saw most of the scene through a mist of tears’;

Fognoun

A second growth of grass; aftergrass.

Mistnoun

used in reference to something that blurs one's perceptions or memory

‘Sardinia's origins are lost in the mists of time’;

Fognoun

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.

Mistverb

cover or become covered with mist

‘the windows of the car were misted up with condensation’; ‘the glass was beginning to mist up’;

Fognoun

A state of mental confusion.

Mistverb

(of a person's eyes) become covered with a film of tears causing blurred vision

‘her eyes misted over with relief and joy’;

Fognoun

Cloudiness or partial opacity of those parts of a developed film or a photograph which should be clear.

Mistverb

spray (something, especially a plant) with a fine cloud of water droplets

‘don't mist furry-leaved plants such as African violets’;

Fogverb

To pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from.

Mist

Mist is a phenomenon caused by small droplets of water suspended in air. Physically, it is an example of a dispersion.

Fogverb

To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog.

‘Where wouldst thou fog to get a fee?’;

Fogverb

To envelop, as with fog; to befog; to overcast; to darken; to obscure.

Fogverb

To render semiopaque or cloudy, as a negative film, by exposure to stray light, too long an exposure to the developer, etc.

Fogverb

To show indistinctly or become indistinct, as the picture on a negative sometimes does in the process of development.

Fognoun

droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground

Fognoun

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

Fognoun

confusion characterized by lack of clarity

Fogverb

make less visible or unclear;

‘The stars are obscured by the clouds’;

Fognoun

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)

‘the collision occurred in thick fog’;

Fognoun

an opaque mass of particles in the air

‘a whirling fog of dust’;

Fognoun

cloudiness which obscures the image on a developed negative or print.

Fognoun

a state or cause of perplexity or confusion

‘the coffee helped clear the fog in my brain’;

Fognoun

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

Fognoun

long grass left standing in a pasture and used as winter grazing.

Fogverb

(with reference to a glass surface) cover or become covered with steam

‘the windscreen was starting to fog up’; ‘hot steam drifted about her, fogging up the window’;

Fogverb

make (a film, negative, or print) obscure or cloudy.

Fogverb

bewilder or puzzle

‘she stared at him, confusion fogging her brain’;

Fogverb

make (an idea or situation) difficult to understand

‘the government has been fogging the issue’;

Fogverb

spray with an insecticide.

Fog

Fog is a visible aerosol consisting of tiny water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface. Fog can be considered a type of low-lying cloud usually resembling stratus, and is heavily influenced by nearby bodies of water, topography, and wind conditions.

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