What is the difference between dim and fog?

dim | fog |


As verbs the difference between dim and fog

is that dim is to make something less bright while fog is to become covered with or as if with fog or fog can be to pasture cattle on the fog, or aftergrass, of; to eat off the fog from.

As a adjective dim

is not bright or colorful.

As a noun fog is

(uncountable) a thick cloud that forms near the ground; the obscurity of such a cloud or fog can be a new growth of grass appearing on a field that has been mowed or grazed.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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Translingual

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    fog

    English

    (wikipedia fog)

    Etymology 1

    Origin uncertain; perhaps a or perhaps related to the Dutch vocht and German feucht (moisture)

    Noun

  • (label) A thick cloud that forms near the ground; the obscurity of such a cloud.
  • *
  • *:Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog -laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor;.
  • (label) A mist or film clouding a surface.
  • A state of mind characterized by lethargy and confusion.
  • :
  • *, chapter=4
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=I was on my way to the door, but all at once, through the fog in my head, I began to sight one reef that I hadn't paid any attention to afore.}}
  • (label) A silver deposit or other blur on a negative or developed photographic image.
  • Usage notes
    * To count sense thick cloud , bank of fog is usually used. * To count sense clouding a surface , foggy patch is usually used.
    Synonyms
    * (cloud that forms at a low altitude and obscures vision) mist, haze * (mist or film clouding a surface) steam * (state of mind characterized by lethargy and confusion) daze, haze
    Derived terms
    * fog bank * fogbell * fogbound * foggy * foghorn * fog lamp * fog layer * fog light * fog of war * fog signal * in a fog * fog drip

    Verb

    (fogg)
  • To become covered with or as if with fog.
  • To become obscured in condensation or water.
  • The mirror fogged every time he showered.
  • (photography) To become dim or obscure.
  • To cover with or as if with fog.
  • * 1968 , Eighth Annual Report , Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg, p 7:
  • Fogging' for adult mosquito control began on June 4th in residential areas. Until September 25th, the Metro area was ' fogged eleven times, using nine truck-mounted foggers, eight hand swing foggers, and two boats.
  • To obscure in condensation or water.
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  • To make confusing or obscure.
  • (photography) To make dim or obscure.
  • To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog.
  • * Dryden
  • Where wouldst thou fog to get a fee?
    Synonyms
    * (to become obscured in condensation or water) become cloudy, become steamy * (to make confusing or obscure) blur, cloud, obscure

    Etymology 2

    Origin uncertain; compare Norwegian fogg .

    Noun

    (-)
  • A new growth of grass appearing on a field that has been mowed or grazed.
  • (UK, dialect) Tall and decaying grass left standing after the cutting or grazing season; foggage.
  • (Halliwell)
  • (Scotland) Moss.
  • Derived terms
    * fogey * fogram * fogrum * fogy

    Verb

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