Definitions for Fahrenheitˈfær ənˌhaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Fahr•en•heitˈfær ənˌhaɪt(n.)

  1. Gabriel Daniel, 1686–1736, German physicist.

    Category: Biography

  2. (adj.)pertaining to, or measured according to a temperature scale (Fahr′enheit scale`) in which 32° represents the ice point and 212° the steam point.

    Category: Physics

    Ref: Symbol: F 2; See illus. at thermometer . art

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Fahrenheit, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit(adj)

    German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)

  2. Fahrenheit(ip)(adj)

    of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer

    "water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit under normal conditions"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. Fahrenheit(noun)ˈfær ənˌhaɪt

    a scale for measuring temperature in which water freezes at 32 degrees


  1. Fahrenheit(Adjective)

    Describing a temperature scale originally defined as having 0 u00B0F as the lowest temperature obtainable with a mixture of ice and salt, and 96 u00B0F as the temperature of the human body, and now defined with 32 u00B0F equal to 0 u00B0C, and each degree Fahrenheit equal to 5/9 of a degree Celsius or 5/9 kelvin.

  2. Origin: From the German scientist Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fahrenheit(adj)

    conforming to the scale used by Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit in the graduation of his thermometer; of or relating to Fahrenheit's thermometric scale

  2. Fahrenheit(noun)

    the Fahrenheit termometer or scale

Translations for Fahrenheit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often abbreviated to F when written) as measured on a Fahrenheit thermometer

fifty degrees Fahrenheit (50; F).

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