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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

frog*frɒg, frɔg(n.; v.; adj.)frogged, frog•ging

  1. (n.)any tailless stout-bodied amphibian of the order Anura, including the smooth, moist-skinned frog species that live in a damp or semiaquatic habitat and the warty drier-skinned toad species that are mostly terrestrial as adults.

    Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

  2. Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

    Ref: Also called true frog , ranid.

  3. a slight hoarseness, usu. caused by mucus on the vocal cords:

    a frog in the throat.

  4. (often cap.) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a French person or a person of French descent.)

    Category: Status (usage)

  5. a small holder made of heavy material, placed in a bowl or vase to hold flower stems in position.

  6. the nut of a violin bow.

    Category: Music and Dance

  7. (v.i.)to hunt and catch frogs.

  8. (adj.)(often cap.) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. French or Frenchlike.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

* Usage: Definitions 4 and 9 are slurs and should be avoided. These senses are used with disparaging intent and are perceived as highly insulting.

Origin of frog:

bef. 1000; ME frogge, OE frogga, frocga

frogfrɒg, frɔg(n.)

  1. an ornamental fastening for the front of a coat, consisting of a button and a loop through which it passes.

    Category: Clothing

  2. a sheath suspended from a belt and supporting a scabbard.

Origin of frog:

1710–20

frogfrɒg, frɔg(n.)

  1. a device at the intersection of two railroad tracks to permit the wheels and flanges on one track to cross or branch from the other.

    Category: Railroads

Origin of frog:

1840–50, Amer.; of uncert. orig.

frogfrɒg, frɔg(n.)

  1. a triangular mass of elastic horny substance in the middle of the sole of the foot of a horse or related animal.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of frog:

1600–10; cf. earlier frush in same sense

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frog, toad, toad frog, anuran, batrachian, salientian(noun)

    any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species

  2. frog, Gaul(noun)

    a person of French descent

  3. frog(verb)

    a decorative loop of braid or cord

  4. frog(verb)

    hunt frogs for food

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. frog(noun)ɒg, frɔg

    a small jumping animal that lives in water and on land

    ***The frog hopped into the pond.

  2. frogɒg, frɔg

    to have sth in your throat that temporarily prevents you from speaking

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frog(noun)

    an amphibious animal of the genus Rana and related genera, of many species. Frogs swim rapidly, and take long leaps on land. Many of the species utter loud notes in the springtime

  2. Frog(noun)

    the triangular prominence of the hoof, in the middle of the sole of the foot of the horse, and other animals; the fourchette

  3. Frog(noun)

    a supporting plate having raised ribs that form continuations of the rails, to guide the wheels where one track branches from another or crosses it

  4. Frog(noun)

    an oblong cloak button, covered with netted thread, and fastening into a loop instead of a button hole

  5. Frog(noun)

    the loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword

  6. Frog(verb)

    to ornament or fasten (a coat, etc.) with trogs. See Frog, n., 4

Freebase

  1. Frog

    Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura. The oldest fossil "proto-frog" appeared in the early Triassic of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their origins may extend further back to the Permian, 265 million years ago. Frogs are widely distributed, ranging from the tropics to subarctic regions, but the greatest concentration of species diversity is found in tropical rainforests. There are approximately 4,800 recorded species, accounting for over 85% of extant amphibian species. They are also one of the five most diverse vertebrate orders. The body plan of an adult frog is generally characterized by a stout body, protruding eyes, cleft tongue, limbs folded underneath and the absence of a tail. Besides living in fresh water and on dry land, the adults of some species are adapted for living underground or in trees. The skin of the frog is glandular, with secretions ranging from distasteful to toxic. Warty species of frog tend to be called toads. Frog warts are elevations in the skin where glandular toxins tend to concentrate. The distinction between frogs and toads is based on informal naming conventions concentrating on the warts rather than taxonomy or evolutionary history; some toads are more closely related to frogs than other toads. Frogs' skins vary in colour from well-camouflaged dappled brown, grey and green to vivid patterns of bright red or yellow and black to advertise toxicity and warn off predators.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. frog

    1. interj. Term of disgust (we seem to have a lot of them). 2. Used as a name for just about anything. See foo. 3. n. Of things, a crock. 4. n. Of people, somewhere in between a turkey and a toad. 5. froggy: adj. Similar to bagbiting, but milder. “This froggy program is taking forever to run!”


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

frog(noun)

a small jumping animal, without a tail, that lives on land and in water.

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