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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  2. frostnoun

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

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

  3. frostverb

    To get covered with frost.

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

  4. frostverb

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

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

  5. frostverb

    To anger or annoy.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frostverb

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

    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.]

  2. Frostverb

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

    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.]

  3. Frostverb

    frozen dew; -- called also hoarfrost or white frost

    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.]

  4. Frostverb

    coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character

    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.]

  5. Frostverb

    to injure by frost; to freeze, as plants

    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.]

  6. Frostverb

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

    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.]

  7. Frostverb

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

    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.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Drew Pearson:

    JIMMY JOHNSON LEARNS ABOUT HALL OF FAME INDUCTION ON FOX HALFTIME SHOW Its like that Robert Frost poem. Ive taken the road less traveled. My career was always about the road less traveled.

  2. 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.

  3. Debbie Shwetz:

    I asked her why she hadn’t used my cream-cheese-and-butter frosting, and she said she couldn’t figure out how to frost the cake, we started talking about how one could decorate a Bundt cake, and the idea for the business was born.

  4. Jeff Weaver:

    At every stop, the media had an explanation for why the crowds weren't significant, 5,000 people here? 'Oh, that's Bernie's home city.' New Hampshire, 'Oh, that's next door.' We went to Minneapolis and had 4,000 people -- 'Oh, well, that's the Frost Belt. Frost Belt people like him.' Then we went to Denver, and it was 'college liberals.'.

  5. Theodore Parker:

    Wealth and want equally harden the human heart, like frost and fire both are alien to human flesh.

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