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Meaning of BOG

Pronunciation:  bâg

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel
  2. [v]  get stuck while doing something; "She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation"
  3. [v]  cause to slow down or get stuck; "The vote would bog down the house"
 

BOG is a 3 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bog down, peat bog
 
 See Also: break, break off, discontinue, mire, morass, quagmire, slough, slow, slow down, slow up, stop, wetland

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bog\, n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir.
    bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.]
    1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable
       matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to
       sink; a marsh; a morass.
    
             Appalled with thoughts of bog, or caverned pit, Of
             treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread. --R.
                                                   Jago.
    
    2. A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and
       grass, in a marsh or swamp. [Local, U. S.]
    
    {Bog bean}. See {Buck bean}.
    
    {Bog bumper} (bump, to make a loud noise), {Bog blitter},
    {Bog bluiter}, {Bog jumper}, the bittern. [Prov.]
    
    {Bog butter}, a hydrocarbon of butterlike consistence found
       in the peat bogs of Ireland.
    
    {Bog earth} (Min.), a soil composed for the most part of
       silex and partially decomposed vegetable fiber. --P. Cyc.
    
    {Bog moss}. (Bot.) Same as {Sphagnum}.
    
    {Bog myrtle} (Bot.), the sweet gale.
    
    {Bog ore}. (Min.)
       (a) An ore of iron found in boggy or swampy land; a
           variety of brown iron ore, or limonite.
       (b) Bog manganese, the hydrated peroxide of manganese.
    
    {Bog rush} (Bot.), any rush growing in bogs; saw grass.
    
    {Bog spavin}. See under {Spavin}.
    
    
  2. \Bog\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bogged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Bogging}.]
    To sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; to cause to
    sink and stick, as in mud and mire.
    
          At another time, he was bogged up to the middle in the
          slough of Lochend.                       --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A quagmire covered with grass or other plants; wet, spongy ground; a small marsh; plant community on wet, very acid peat.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: baygall, bemire, bog down, bottom, bottomland, bottoms, buffalo wallow, cesspool, cloaca, cloaca maxima, drain, dump, everglade, fen, fenland, garbage dump, glade, hog wallow, holm, marais, marish, marsh, marshland, meadow, mere, mire, moor, moorland, morass, moss, mud, mud flat, peat bog, quag, quagmire, quicksand, salt marsh, septic tank, sewer, sink, sink in, slob land, slough, sough, stodge, sump, swale, swamp, swampland, taiga, wallow, wash
 

 

 

 

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