Fog is an example of vapor.
- Vapor is a gas or moisture floating in the air.
An example of vapor is fog.
- Vapor is defined as to give off gas or water moisture.
An example of vapor is for water to give off steam when it boils.
- visible particles of moisture floating in the air, as fog, mist, or steam
- any cloudy or imperceptible exhalation, as smoke or noxious fumes
- the gaseous form of any substance which is a liquid or a solid at room temperature
- any substance vaporized for use in machinery, medical therapy, etc.
- a mixture of such a vaporized substance with air, as the explosive mixture in an automotive cylinder
- Now Rare anything insubstantial or worthless
- exhalations from the stomach believed to be harmful to one's health
- hypochondria or depressed spirits: often with the
Origin of vaporMiddle English vapour ; from Anglo-French ; from Middle French vapeur ; from Classical Latin vapor ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wep-, to give off vapors
- to rise or pass off in the form of vapor; evaporate
- to give off vapor
- to indulge in idle talk or boasting
- The gaseous state of a substance that is liquid or solid at room temperature.
- A faintly visible suspension of fine particles of matter in the air, as mist, fumes, or smoke.
- A mixture of fine droplets of a substance and air, as the fuel mixture of an internal-combustion engine.
- Archaic a. Something insubstantial, worthless, or fleeting.b. A fantastic or foolish idea.
- vapors Archaic a. Exhalations within a bodily organ, especially the stomach, supposed to affect the mental or physical condition. Used with the.b. A nervous disorder such as depression or hysteria. Used with the.
verbva·pored, va·por·ing, va·pors
- To fill or cover with vapor: Perfume vapored the room.
- To vaporize: “You wished you'd seen one of the monster shots that vapored an atoll way back when” (Don DeLillo).
- To give off vapor.
- To evaporate: The fog vapored away.
- To engage in idle, boastful talk: vapored on about his accomplishments.
Origin of vaporMiddle English vapour, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin vapor.
(third-person singular simple present vapors, present participle vaporing, simple past and past participle vapored)
From Latin vapor (“steam, heat").