American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deposit of minute ice crystals formed when water vapor condenses at a temperature below freezing.
- n. A temperature low enough to cause freezing.
- n. The process of freezing.
- n. A cold or icy manner.
- v. To cover with frost.
- v. To damage or kill by frost.
- v. To cover (glass, for example) with a roughened or speckled decorative surface.
- v. To cover or decorate with icing: frost a cake.
- v. Slang To anger or upset: What really frosted me about the incident was the fact that you lied.
- v. To become covered with or as if with frost.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of freezing; congelation of fluids; formation of ice.
- n. That state or temperature of the air which occasions freezing or the congelation of water; severe cold or freezing weather.
- n. A covering of minute ice-needles formed from the atmosphere at night upon the ground and on exposed objects when they have cooled by radiation below the dew-point and the dew-point is below the freezing-point. Also called hoar frost, white frost, and rime.
- n. The state or condition of being frozen: said of the surface of the ground: as, the frost extends to a depth of ten inches.
- n. Figuratively, coldness or severity of manner or feeling.
- To injure by frost.
- To cover with hoar frost; hence, to cover with something resembling hoar frost, as cake with a crust of white sugar; give the appearance or color of hoar frost to; lay on like hoar frost.
- To sharpen the front and hind parts of (a horse's shoes): also applied elliptically to the horse itself. It is done to enable the horse to travel on ice or frozen roads.
- To freeze; hence, to become like frost through alteration of structure, as glass.
- n. A spiked sole put on shoes to enable one to walk on ice without slipping.
- n. 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.
- n. The cold weather that would cause frost as in (1) to form.
- v. To get covered with frost.
- v. To coat something (eg a cake) with white icing to resemble frost.
- v. To anger or annoy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of freezing; -- applied chiefly to the congelation of water; congelation of fluids.
- n. The state or temperature of the air which occasions congelation, or the freezing of water; severe cold or freezing weather.
- n. Frozen dew; -- called also
hoarfrostor white frost.
- n. rare Coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character.
- v. To injure by frost; to freeze, as plants.
- v. To cover with hoarfrost; to produce a surface resembling frost upon, as upon cake, metals, or glass.
- v. To roughen or sharpen, as the nail heads or calks of horseshoes, so as to fit them for frosty weather.
- n. United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963)
- n. the formation of frost or ice on a surface
- v. damage by frost
- n. weather cold enough to cause freezing
- n. ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
- v. provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance
- v. decorate with frosting
- v. cover with frost
- From Old English frost, from Proto-Germanic *frustan, *frustaz (compare West Frisian froast, Dutch vorst, German Frost), derived from *freusanan (“to freeze”) (compare English freeze). More at freeze. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English; see preus- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“ On the 21st of December, 1564, began a frost referred to by Fleming, in his Index to _Holinshed_, as the "_frost called the great frost_," which lasted till the 3rd of January, 1565.”
“I ask myself what sort of an agent is that which we call frost?”
“Dr. Carter writes, "While the term frost is used frequently as part of such names, these ice formations are not a product of frost.”
“Start planting the clover and grasses in the spring after the last frost is over.”
“The frost is intensely severe and we are hovering over the fire at the close of day.”
“Friday night lows sink to the chilly 30s in the suburbs, where frost is possible, to near 40 downtown.”
“Overnight lows also fall, with lows in the 40s Thursday night and the mid-30s to low 40s Friday and Saturday night - when scattered frost is possible in the colder suburbs.”
“Some frost is possible across the western and northern suburbs, so be sure to tend to any plants you are eager to save.”
“It blooms from June to first frost, is fragrant and can be pruned in late winter/early spring, before growth begins for dense plants.”
“In the mall, you can pretend that the first frost is just days away.”
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