What does Frost mean?

Definitions for Frost
frɔst, frɒstfrost

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frost, hoar, hoarfrost, rimenoun

    ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

  2. freeze, frostnoun

    weather cold enough to cause freezing

  3. frost, icingnoun

    the formation of frost or ice on a surface

  4. Frost, Robert Frost, Robert Lee Frostverb

    United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963)

  5. frost, iceverb

    decorate with frosting

    "frost a cake"

  6. frostverb

    provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance

    "frost the glass"; "she frosts her hair"

  7. frostverb

    cover with frost

    "ice crystals frosted the glass"

  8. frostverb

    damage by frost

    "The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and they turned brown"


  1. frostnoun

    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.

  2. frostnoun

    The cold weather that would cause frost as in (1) to form.

  3. frostverb

    To get covered with frost.

  4. frostverb

    To coat something (eg a cake) with white icing to resemble frost.

  5. frostverb

    To anger or annoy.

    I think the boss's decision frosted him, a bit.

  6. Etymology: From frustan, akin to Old High German frost, Old Norse frost.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FROSTnoun

    Etymology: frost, Saxon.

    This is the state of man: to-day he puts forth
    The tender leaves of hopes, to-morrow blossoms,
    And bears his blushing honours thick upon him;
    The third day comes a frost, a killing frost,
    And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely
    His greatness is a ripening, nips his root,
    And then he falls. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    When the frost seizes upon wine, only the more waterish parts are congealed: there is a mighty spirit which can retreat into itself, and within its own compass lie secure from the freezing impression. Robert South, Sermons.

    Behold the groves that shine with silver frost,
    Their beauty wither’d, and their verdure lost. Alexander Pope, Winter.


  1. Frost

    Frost is a thin layer of ice on a solid surface, which forms from water vapor in an above-freezing atmosphere coming in contact with a solid surface whose temperature is below freezing, and resulting in a phase change from water vapor (a gas) to ice (a solid) as the water vapor reaches the freezing point. In temperate climates, it most commonly appears on surfaces near the ground as fragile white crystals; in cold climates, it occurs in a greater variety of forms. The propagation of crystal formation occurs by the process of nucleation. The ice crystals of frost form as the result of fractal process development. The depth of frost crystals varies depending on the amount of time they have been accumulating, and the concentration of the water vapor (humidity). Frost crystals may be invisible (black), clear (translucent), or white; if a mass of frost crystals scatters light in all directions, the coating of frost appears white. Types of frost include crystalline frost (hoar frost or radiation frost) from deposition of water vapor from air of low humidity, white frost in humid conditions, window frost on glass surfaces, advection frost from cold wind over cold surfaces, black frost without visible ice at low temperatures and very low humidity, and rime under supercooled wet conditions.Plants that have evolved in warmer climates suffer damage when the temperature falls low enough to freeze the water in the cells that make up the plant tissue. The tissue damage resulting from this process is known as "frost damage". Farmers in those regions where frost damage is known to affect their crops often invest in substantial means to protect their crops from such damage.


  1. frost

    Frost is a thin layer of ice that forms on solid surfaces, such as windows, plants or ground, when the surrounding air temperature drops below freezing. It is usually caused by the condensation and freezing of water vapor in the air. The formation of frost often happens during clear and calm conditions at night when heat radiates away from the surface resulting in a temperature drop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frostverb

    the act of freezing; -- applied chiefly to the congelation of water; congelation of fluids

  2. Frostverb

    the state or temperature of the air which occasions congelation, or the freezing of water; severe cold or freezing weather

  3. Frostverb

    frozen dew; -- called also hoarfrost or white frost

  4. Frostverb

    coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character

  5. Frostverb

    to injure by frost; to freeze, as plants

  6. Frostverb

    to cover with hoarfrost; to produce a surface resembling frost upon, as upon cake, metals, or glass

  7. Frostverb

    to roughen or sharpen, as the nail heads or calks of horseshoes, so as to fit them for frosty weather

  8. Etymology: [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.]


  1. Frost

    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

  1. Frost

    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, forstfréosan; cf. Ger. frost.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FROST

    An old flame after the engagement is broken off.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FROST

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Frost is ranked #822 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Frost surname appeared 42,015 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 14 would have the surname Frost.

    86.4% or 36,326 total occurrences were White.
    7.6% or 3,231 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 920 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 836 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 395 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 311 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Frost in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Frost in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Frost in a Sentence

  1. Blossum Gilmour:

    Everyone has their own garden and they rely very heavily on it for food. If their gardens are destroyed by frost or it becomes very dry because of a lack of water then there could be a significant proportion of the population in food stress.

  2. Roger Noll:

    Frost belt cities do better because few people visit them in the winter, in general, mega events usually cost more than they bring in for a city government, but there is lots of variance.

  3. Scott C. Holstad:

    I look at the world like frost in a windowpane, confused, unseeing, and I wait for a solution which will never come.I see the world through eyes glazed over searching for relief from the ungodly pain. fuck the stigma. I just want normalcy.

  4. William H Gass:

    We have scarcely gotten home ... when our children's sneezes greet us, skinned knees bleed after waiting all day to do so. There is the bellyache and the burned-out basement bulb, the stalled car and the incontinent cat. The windows frost, the toilets sweat, the body of our spouse is one cold shoulder and the darkness of our bedroom is soon full of the fallen shadows of our failures.

  5. Blade:

    Frost You may wake up one day and find yourself extinct

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