Definitions for FROSTfrɔst, frɒst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a degree or state of coldness sufficient to cause the freezing of water.
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.
the act or process of freezing.
coldness of manner or temperament.
Informal. something that meets with lack of enthusiasm, as a theatrical performance or party; failure; flop.
(v.t.)to cover with frost.
to give a frostlike surface to (glass, metal, etc.).
to cover or decorate with frosting or icing; ice:
to frost a cake.
to bleach selected strands of (a person's hair).
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to kill or injure by frost.
to make angry.
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(v.i.)to become covered with frost or freeze (often fol. by up or over).
(of varnish, paint, etc.) to dry with a film resembling frost.
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Origin of frost:
bef. 900; ME, OE frost, forst; c. OHG, ON frost; akin to freeze
Robert (Lee), 1874–1963, U.S. poet.
frost, hoar, hoarfrost, rime(noun)
ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
weather cold enough to cause freezing
the formation of frost or ice on a surface
Frost, Robert Frost, Robert Lee Frost(verb)
United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963)
decorate with frosting
"frost a cake"
provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance
"frost the glass"; "she frosts her hair"
cover with frost
"ice crystals frosted the glass"
damage by frost
"The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and they turned brown"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a white icy layer caused by freezing temperatures
to scrape the frost off the windshield
weather conditions that produce frost
An early frost will kill young plants.; a hard/severe frost
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.
The cold weather that would cause frost as in (1) to form.
To get covered with frost.
To coat something (eg a cake) with white icing to resemble frost.
To anger or annoy.
I think the boss's decision frosted him, a bit.
Origin: From frustan, akin to Old High German frost, Old Norse frost.
the act of freezing; -- applied chiefly to the congelation of water; congelation of fluids
the state or temperature of the air which occasions congelation, or the freezing of water; severe cold or freezing weather
frozen dew; -- called also hoarfrost or white frost
coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character
to injure by frost; to freeze, as plants
to cover with hoarfrost; to produce a surface resembling frost upon, as upon cake, metals, or glass
to roughen or sharpen, as the nail heads or calks of horseshoes, so as to fit them for frosty weather
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
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.
- geadaPortuguese (BR)
- der FrostGerman
- härmatis, hallEstonian
- شبنم یخ زدهFarsi
- mraz, injeCroatian
- embun bekuIndonesian
- šerkšnas, šalnaLithuanian
- salna; sarmaLatvian
- embun bekuMalay
- شبنم یخ زدهPersian
- پرخه، يخ، شبنم، يخ وهلPashto
- 霜Chinese (Trad.)
- sự đông giáVietnamese
- 霜Chinese (Simp.)
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