American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of numerous tailless, aquatic, semiaquatic, or terrestrial amphibians of the order Anura and especially of the family Ranidae, characteristically having a smooth moist skin, webbed feet, and long hind legs adapted for leaping.
- n. A wedge-shaped, horny prominence in the sole of a horse's hoof.
- n. A loop fastened to a belt to hold a tool or weapon.
- n. An ornamental looped braid or cord with a button or knot for fastening the front of a garment.
- n. A device on intersecting railroad tracks that permits wheels to cross the junction.
- n. A spiked or perforated device used to support stems in a flower arrangement.
- n. The nut of a violin bow.
- n. Informal Hoarseness or phlegm in the throat.
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a French person.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A batrachian of the family Ranidæ (which see), as the common British Rana temporaria, or its North American representative, R. sylvatica. Of the true frogs there are about 250 species, belonging to 18 genera, common in most parts of the world except the Neotropical and Austrogæan regions, including for the most part aquatic or arboreal batrachians, distinguished by their agility and symmetry, as well as by their webbed toes, from the related batrachians which are popularly named toads; but the distinction is not always preserved. Of the genus Rana alone there are upward of 110 species, most of which are aquatic, are expert swimmers, and capable of making very long leaps; some are terrestrial, and some arboreal. Several different kinds of frogs are edible, as the common European R. esculenta. The largest species is the bullfrog of the United States, R. catesbiana. (See
bullfrog, and cuts under Anuraand Rana.) Others of the same country are R. palustris, R. halecina, and R. clamata. The toes of some arboreal frogs are enormously lengthened and fully webbed, enabling the creatures to make long flying leaps. (See flying-frog, Rhacophorus.) Some have the ends of the toes dilated, like many of the toads. The tongue of most true frogs is emarginate behind, with a process on each side. Most frogs deposit their spawn in masses in the water, and the young hatch from the egg as tadpoles, provided with a tail and external gills, which disappear with the growth of the permanent limbs. The arboreal batrachians known indifferently as tree-frogs or tree-toads are not frogs in any proper sense, but belong to a different suborder (Arcifera) of salient amphibians. (See Hylidæ.) The name frog is loosely applied, with or without a qualifying term, to some other batrachians equally remote from the Ranidæ, and locally in the United States to certain lizards. See phrases below.
- To hunt for frogs; catch frogs.
- n. In farriery, an elastic horny substance that grows in the middle of the sole of a horse's foot, dividing into two branches, and running toward the heel in the form of fork.
- n. A section of a rail, or of several rails combined, at a point where two railway lines cross, or at the point of a switch from a line to a siding or to another line. When used at a crossing to unite the rails, it is called a cross-frog.
- n. A fastening for the front of a coat or any similar garment, often made ornamental by the use of embroidery or braiding, and consisting generally of a spindle-shaped button, attached by a cord, and corresponding with a loop on the opposite side of the garment. A pair of frogs fixed on opposite sides of a coat may allow of buttoning it either way, or of securing both sides at once.
- n. The loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword.
- n. Same as frock.
- n. The presence of mucus on the vocal cords, causing hoarseness and an inclination to cough or hawk: usually called frog in the throat.
- n. Aphthæ in children.
- n. An attachment to the frame of a loom, against which an iron finger strikes, stopping the machine should the shuttle fail to make timely passage through the warp.
- n. In lumbering: The junction of the two branches of a flume.
- n. A timber placed at the mouth of a slide to direct the discharge of the logs.
- n. In a carriage, an ornamental piece of wood covered with silk or worsted woven to match the carriage-fringe.
- n. In a harness, a pear-shaped ornament of patent leather, finished at the narrow end with a ring.
- n. A small tailless amphibian of the order Anura that typically hops
- n. The part of a violin bow (or that of other similar string instruments such as the viola, cello and contrabass) located at the end held by the player, to which the horsehair is attached
- n. Cockney rhyming slang Road. Shorter, more common form of frog and toad
- n. The depression in the upper face of a pressed or handmade clay brick
- n. An organ on the bottom of a horse’s hoof that assists in the circulation of blood
- n. The part of a railway switch or turnout where the running-rails cross (from the resemblance to the frog in a horse’s hoof)
- v. To hunt or trap frogs
- n. offensive A French person
- n. Canada, offensive A French-speaking person from Quebec
- n. A leather or fabric loop used to attach a sword or bayonet, or its scabbard, to a waist or shoulder belt
- n. A fastener for clothing consisting of a button that fits through a loop
- v. To ornament or fasten a coat, etc. with frogs
- v. transitive To unravel (a knitted garment).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) 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.
- n. (Anat.) The triangular prominence of the hoof, in the middle of the sole of the foot of the horse, and other animals; the fourchette.
- n. (Railroads) 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.
- n. An oblong cloak button, covered with netted thread, and fastening into a loop instead of a button hole.
- n. The loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword.
- v. To ornament or fasten (a coat, etc.) with trogs. See frog, n., 4.
- n. a decorative loop of braid or cord
- v. hunt frogs for food
- n. a person of French descent
- n. any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
- From Middle English frogge, from Old English frogga, frocga ("frog"), from Proto-Germanic *fruþgô (“frog”), a pet-form of Proto-Germanic *fruþ-, *frauþaz (“frog”), deverbative of Proto-Indo-European *prew- (“to jump, hop”). Cognate with Old Norse frauki ("frog"), Sanskrit (plava-), (plavaka-, "frog"), Lithuanian sprūgti ("to leave, escape"), Russian прыгнуть (prýgnutĭ, "to leap"), прыгать (prýgatĭ, "to jump around"), Albanian fryj ("to blow")). See also frosh, frosk. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English frogge, from Old English frogga. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The word frog traces back through the Medieval English word frogge, to Old Norse frauki, to the Sanskrit words pravate (meaning "he jumps up") and plava ( "frog").”
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