from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fused or partially fused materials used in making glass.
- n. A vitreous substance used in making porcelain, glazes, or enamels.
- transitive v. To make into frit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fused mixture of materials used to make glass
- v. To add frit to a glass or ceramic mixture
- adj. frightened
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The material of which glass is made, after having been calcined or partly fused in a furnace, but before vitrification. It is a composition of silex and alkali, occasionally with other ingredients.
- n. The material for glaze of pottery.
- transitive v. To prepare by heat (the materials for making glass); to fuse partially.
- transitive v. To fritter; -- with away.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The material of which glass is made as prepared for complete fusion by a previous calcination carried to a point where the silica begins to act on the bases, forming an imperfectly melted or fritted mass.
- n. The composition from which artificial soft or tender porcelain and other partly vitrifiable mixtures are made. See soft porcelain, under porcelain.
- To decompose and fuse partially, as the ingredients mixed for making glass, before completely fusing at a much higher temperature.
Italian fritta, from feminine past participle of friggere, to fry, from Latin frīgere, to roast, fry.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)