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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

frostfrɔst, frɒst(n.)

  1. a degree or state of coldness sufficient to cause the freezing of water.

    Category: Meteorology

  2. a covering of minute ice crystals, formed from the atmosphere at night upon the ground and exposed objects when they have cooled by radiation below the dew point.

    Category: Meteorology

  3. the act or process of freezing.

  4. coldness of manner or temperament.

  5. Informal. something that meets with lack of enthusiasm, as a theatrical performance or party; failure; flop.

    Category: Informal

  6. (v.t.)to cover with frost.

  7. to give a frostlike surface to (glass, metal, etc.).

  8. to cover or decorate with frosting or icing; ice:

    to frost a cake.

    Category: Cooking

  9. to bleach selected strands of (a person's hair).

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Clothing

  10. to kill or injure by frost.

  11. to make angry.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  12. (v.i.)to become covered with frost or freeze (often fol. by up or over).

  13. (of varnish, paint, etc.) to dry with a film resembling frost.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of frost:

bef. 900; ME, OE frost, forst; c. OHG, ON frost; akin to freeze

Frostfrɔst, frɒst(n.)

  1. Robert (Lee), 1874–1963, U.S. poet.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frost, hoar, hoarfrost, rime(noun)

    ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

  2. freeze, frost(noun)

    weather cold enough to cause freezing

  3. frost, icing(noun)

    the formation of frost or ice on a surface

  4. Frost, Robert Frost, Robert Lee Frost(verb)

    United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963)

  5. frost, ice(verb)

    decorate with frosting

    "frost a cake"

  6. frost(verb)

    provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance

    "frost the glass"; "she frosts her hair"

  7. frost(verb)

    cover with frost

    "ice crystals frosted the glass"

  8. frost(verb)

    damage by frost

    "The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and they turned brown"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. frost(noun)ɔst, frɒst

    a white icy layer caused by freezing temperatures

    to scrape the frost off the windshield

  2. frostɔst, frɒst

    weather conditions that produce frost

    An early frost will kill young plants.; a hard/severe frost


  1. frost(Noun)

    A cover of minute ice crystals on objects that are exposed to the air. Some of these are tree branches, plant stems, leaves, wires, poles, vehicles, rooftops, or aircraft skin. Frost is the same process by which dew is formed except that the temperature of the frosted object is below freezing. Frost can be light or heavy.

  2. frost(Noun)

    The cold weather that would cause frost as in (1) to form.

  3. frost(Verb)

    To get covered with frost.

  4. frost(Verb)

    To coat something (eg a cake) with white icing to resemble frost.

  5. frost(Verb)

    To anger or annoy.

    I think the boss's decision frosted him, a bit.

  6. Origin: From frustan, akin to Old High German frost, Old Norse frost.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frost(verb)

    the act of freezing; -- applied chiefly to the congelation of water; congelation of fluids

  2. Frost(verb)

    the state or temperature of the air which occasions congelation, or the freezing of water; severe cold or freezing weather

  3. Frost(verb)

    frozen dew; -- called also hoarfrost or white frost

  4. Frost(verb)

    coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character

  5. Frost(verb)

    to injure by frost; to freeze, as plants

  6. Frost(verb)

    to cover with hoarfrost; to produce a surface resembling frost upon, as upon cake, metals, or glass

  7. Frost(verb)

    to roughen or sharpen, as the nail heads or calks of horseshoes, so as to fit them for frosty weather


  1. Frost

    Frost is the solid deposition of water vapor from humid air. It is formed when the temperature of a solid surface is below the freezing point of water and also below the frost point. The size of frost crystals varies depending on the time they have been building up and the amount of water vapour available. Frost crystals are translucent, but scatter light in many directions, so that a coating of frost appears white. There are many types of frost, such as radiation and window frost. Frost may damage crops or reduce future crop yields, hence farmers may take measures to prevent it forming.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FROST

    An old flame after the engagement is broken off.

Translations for FROST

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


frozen dew, vapour etc

The ground was covered with frost this morning.

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