Fog bank
Fog Fog (f[o^]g), n. [Dan. sneefog snow falling thick, drift of snow, driving snow, cf. Icel. fok spray, snowdrift, fj[=u]k snowstorm, fj[=u]ka to drift.] 1. 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}. [1913 Webster]

2. A state of mental confusion. [1913 Webster]

3. (Photog.) Cloudiness or partial opacity of those parts of a developed film or a photograph which should be clear. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Fog alarm}, {Fog bell}, {Fog horn}, etc., a bell, horn, whistle or other contrivance that sounds an alarm, often automatically, near places of danger where visible signals would be hidden in thick weather.

{Fog bank}, a mass of fog resting upon the sea, and resembling distant land.

{Fog ring}, a bank of fog arranged in a circular form, -- often seen on the coast of Newfoundland. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fog bank — fog ,bank noun count a large area of thick fog in one place, especially at sea …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fog bank — fog′ bank n. mer a stratum of fog as seen from a distance • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • fog bank — n. a dense mass of fog as seen from a distance, usually at sea …   English World dictionary

  • fog bank — a stratum of fog as seen from a distance. [1650 60] * * * fog bank noun A dense mass of fog like a bank of land • • • Main Entry: ↑fog * * * fog bank, a dense mass of fog seen at a distance. * * * n. a dense mass of fog, esp. at sea …   Useful english dictionary

  • fog bank — a stratum of fog as seen from a distance. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • fog bank — noun a dense mass of fog, especially at sea …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Fog — (f[o^]g), n. [Dan. sneefog snow falling thick, drift of snow, driving snow, cf. Icel. fok spray, snowdrift, fj[=u]k snowstorm, fj[=u]ka to drift.] 1. Watery vapor condensed in the lower part of the atmosphere and disturbing its transparency. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fog alarm — Fog Fog (f[o^]g), n. [Dan. sneefog snow falling thick, drift of snow, driving snow, cf. Icel. fok spray, snowdrift, fj[=u]k snowstorm, fj[=u]ka to drift.] 1. Watery vapor condensed in the lower part of the atmosphere and disturbing its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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