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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frog, toad, toad frog, anuran, batrachian, salientiannoun

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

  2. frog, Gaulnoun

    a person of French descent

  3. frogverb

    a decorative loop of braid or cord

  4. frogverb

    hunt frogs for food

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Frognoun

    Etymology: frogga, Saxon.

    Poor Tom, that eats the swimming frog, the toad, the todpole. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Auster is drawn with a pot or urn, pouring forth water, with which shall descend frogs. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.

Wikipedia

  1. Frog

    A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (ανοὐρά, literally without tail in Ancient Greek). The oldest fossil "proto-frog" Triadobatrachus is known from the Early Triassic of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their split from other amphibians 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 in tropical rainforest. Frogs account for around 88% of extant amphibian species. They are also one of the five most diverse vertebrate orders. Warty frog species tend to be called toads, but the distinction between frogs and toads is informal, not from taxonomy or evolutionary history. An adult frog has a stout body, protruding eyes, anteriorly-attached tongue, limbs folded underneath, and no tail (the tail of tailed frogs is an extension of the male cloaca). Frogs have glandular skin, with secretions ranging from distasteful to toxic. Their skin varies in colour from well-camouflaged dappled brown, grey and green to vivid patterns of bright red or yellow and black to show toxicity and ward off predators. Adult frogs live in fresh water and on dry land; some species are adapted for living underground or in trees. Frogs typically lay their eggs in water. The eggs hatch into aquatic larvae called tadpoles that have tails and internal gills. They have highly specialized rasping mouth parts suitable for herbivorous, omnivorous or planktivorous diets. The life cycle is completed when they metamorphose into adults. A few species deposit eggs on land or bypass the tadpole stage. Adult frogs generally have a carnivorous diet consisting of small invertebrates, but omnivorous species exist and a few feed on plant matter. Frog skin has a rich microbiome which is important to their health. Frogs are extremely efficient at converting what they eat into body mass. They are an important food source for predators and part of the food web dynamics of many of the world's ecosystems. The skin is semi-permeable, making them susceptible to dehydration, so they either live in moist places or have special adaptations to deal with dry habitats. Frogs produce a wide range of vocalizations, particularly in their breeding season, and exhibit many different kinds of complex behaviors to attract mates, to fend off predators and to generally survive. Frogs are valued as food by humans and also have many cultural roles in literature, symbolism and religion. They are also seen as environmental bellwethers, with declines in frog populations often viewed as early warning signs of environmental damage. Frog populations have declined significantly since the 1950s. More than one third of species are considered to be threatened with extinction and over 120 are believed to have become extinct since the 1980s. The number of malformations among frogs is on the rise and an emerging fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, has spread around the world. Conservation biologists are working to understand the causes of these problems and to resolve them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frognoun

    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. Frognoun

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

  3. Frognoun

    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. Frognoun

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

  5. Frognoun

    the loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword

  6. Frogverb

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

  7. Etymology: [AS. froggu, frocga a frog (in sensel); akin to D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel. froskr, fraukr, Sw. & Dan. fr.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Frog

    frog, n. a genus of tailless amphibians, with webbed feet, remarkable for its rapid swimming and leaping: a soft, horny substance in the middle of the sole of a horse's foot, forking towards the heel: a section of a rail or rails at a point where two lines cross, or of a switch from one line to another.—ns. Frog′-bit, a small aquatic plant, allied to the water-soldier, but with floating leaves; Frog′-eat′er, one who eats frogs, a Frenchman; Frog′-fish, a name for various fishes, esp. the angler; Frog′gery, frogs collectively: a place where frogs abound.—adj. Frog′gy, having or abounding in frogs.—ns. Frog′-hop′per, Frog′-spit (see Froth-fly); Frog′ling, a little frog.—Frog march, a method of carrying a refractory or drunken prisoner face downwards between four men, each holding a limb. [A.S. frogga, frox; cog. with Ice. froskr; Ger. frosch.]

  2. Frog

    frog, n. an ornamental fastening or tasselled button for a frock or cloak.—adj. Frogged, in uniforms, of ornamental stripes or workings of braid or lace, mostly on the breast of a coat.

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!”

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. frog

    An old term for a seaman's coat or frock.

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Entomology

  1. Frog

    the articular pan, - q.v.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FROG in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FROG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of FROG in a Sentence

  1. James Aparicio:

    This genus of frog shows extreme endemism [found nowhere else on Earth] with several new species described in the last couple of decades across the Andean valleys of northern Bolivia and southern Peru, so we were hopeful of at least one discovery, much more surprisingly, on this same high altitude trip I was also lucky enough to discover a new Liolaemus iguana lizard in a valley at 4,500-meters of altitude.

  2. Miss Piggy:

    After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Kermit the Frog and moi have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship.

  3. Melchizedek:

    Children are permanently impressed only by the loyalties of their adult associates; precept or even example is not lastingly influential. Loyal persons are growing persons, and growth is an impressive and inspiring reality. Live loyally today—grow—and tomorrow will attend to itself. The quickest way for a tadpole to become a frog is to live loyally each moment as a tadpole.

  4. Josh Bongard:

    Most people think of robots as made of metals and ceramics but it's not so much what a robot is made from but what it does, which is act on its own on behalf of people, in that way it's a robot but it's also clearly an organism made from genetically unmodified frog cell.

  5. Josh Pikoff:

    >( CNN) The lights were on and tables set at Frog The Bull on Friday, as the restaurant in Austin, Texas, welcomed back customers to its dining areaIt was already an unforgettable day for owner David Fernandez, who for weeks had looked forward to reopening after the coronavirus stay-at-home order was lifted. But one customer's welcome back gift made the restaurant's return even more special for David Fernandez and his employees. A man and his family, who had visited the restaurant before, on Friday ordered a filet mignon, scallops, grilled steak and other items. The check came out to a hefty $ 337. But then the customer asked his server to double charge him. The server, 18-year-old Josh Pikoff, had never received such a request, so Josh Pikoff brought out David Fernandez to help. Read More david Fernandez said,' yes. ' But after the customer received his updated check with the double charge, he then added a $ 300 tip for Josh Pikoff and another $ 1,000.

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    having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs
    • A. contagious
    • B. articulate
    • C. indiscernible
    • D. ectomorphic

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