What does frost mean?

Definitions for frost
frɔst, frɒstfrost

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frost, hoar, hoarfrost, rime(noun)

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

  2. freeze, frost(noun)

    weather cold enough to cause freezing

  3. frost, icing(noun)

    the formation of frost or ice on a surface

  4. Frost, Robert Frost, Robert Lee Frost(verb)

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

  5. frost, ice(verb)

    decorate with frosting

    "frost a cake"

  6. frost(verb)

    provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance

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

  7. frost(verb)

    cover with frost

    "ice crystals frosted the glass"

  8. frost(verb)

    damage by frost

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

Wiktionary

  1. frost(Noun)

    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. frost(Noun)

    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. frost(Verb)

    To get covered with frost.

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

  4. frost(Verb)

    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. frost(Verb)

    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. Frost(verb)

    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. Frost(verb)

    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. Frost(verb)

    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. Frost(verb)

    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. Frost(verb)

    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. Frost(verb)

    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. Frost(verb)

    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. Theodore Parker:

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

  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. John Stansberry:

    That this material coats only the upper slopes of the peaks suggests methane ice may act like water in Earth's atmosphere, condensing as frost at high altitude.

  4. 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.

  5. Blade:

    Dr. Karen Jenson Vampires like you aren't a species, you're just infected, a virus, a sexually transmitted disease. Frost I'll tell you what we are, sister. We're the top of the f***ing food chain.

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