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"
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
Origin: [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst, frost. fr. fresan to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG., Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. 18. See Freeze, v. i.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
frost, n. the state of the atmosphere in which water freezes: state of being frozen: frozen dew, also called hoar-frost: (slang) a disappointment, a cheat.—v.t. to cover with hoar-frost or with anything resembling hoar-frost: to sharpen (the points of a horse's shoe) that it may not slip on ice.—n. Frost′-bite, the freezing or depression of vitality in a part of the body by exposure to cold.—v.t. to affect with frost.—adjs. Frost′-bit′ten, bitten or affected by frost; Frost′-bound, bound or confined by frost; Frost′ed, covered by frost or any fine powder: injured by frost.—adv. Frost′ily.—ns. Frost′iness; Frost′ing, the composition, resembling hoar-frost, used to cover cake, &c.—adj. Frost′less, free from frost.—n. Frost′-nail, a projecting nail in a horse-shoe serving as an ice-calk.—v.t. to put in such nails.—ns. Frost′-smoke, vapour frozen in the atmosphere, and having a smoke-like appearance; Frost′-work, work resembling hoar-frost on shrubs, &c.—adj. Frost′y, producing or containing frost: chill in affection: frost-like. [A.S. frost, forst—fréosan; cf. Ger. frost.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An old flame after the engagement is broken off.
The numerical value of FROST in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of FROST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Frost You may wake up one day and find yourself extinct
We struggled with frost and damage we had last year, we hope next year will be tremendous.
It's in the 70s, there's no snow and no frost on the ground, come on down. Why wouldn't you?
Frost When was the last time you stopped to appreciate a good sunset- oh yeah that's right. You were born a vampire.
Let every man sweep the snow from before his own doors, and not busy himself about the frost on his neighbour?s tiles.
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- мраз, попарвам, слана, скреж, заскрежавамBulgarian
- glaçada, gebre, geladaCatalan, Valencian
- jinovatka, mrázCzech
- barrug, rhew, tywydd barugog, hethWelsh
- glasieren, Reif, FrostGerman
- πάγος, παγετός, παγωνιά, παγώνω, πάχνηGreek
- prujno, frostoEsperanto
- escarcha, escarchar, glasear, helada, granizarSpanish
- külm, härmatis, hallEstonian
- antzigar, intzigarBasque
- kuorruttaa, sokeri, kuura, pakkanen, huurtua, harmittaa, hallaFinnish
- givre, gelFrench
- siocán, reo, sioc, cuisneIrish
- reòthadhScottish Gaelic
- zúzmara, dér, fagyHungarian
- սառնամանիք, եղյամArmenian
- hríma, frost, frostaveturIcelandic
- gelata, gelare, brina, brinare, glassareItalian
- FraschtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- hukapapa, hukatū, hukapuriMāori
- frost, rim, kuldeNorwegian
- rijm, vorst, berijpen, rijpDutch
- frostNorwegian Nynorsk
- sho, tinNavajo, Navaho
- mróz, lukrować, oszronić, polukrowaćPolish
- geada, frioPortuguese
- ger, brumaRomanian
- иней, заморозки, изморозь, морозRussian
- мра̏з, сла́на, mrȁz, и̑ње, ȋnje, slánaSerbo-Croatian
- slana, ivje, mraz, zmrzalSlovene
- brymë, ngricëAlbanian
- frosta, frost, glacera, rimfrostSwedish
- don, kırağı, buzlanmakTurkish
- іній, морозUkrainian
- băng giá, sương giáVietnamese
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