from The Century Dictionary.

  • Covered with frost or with something resembling it: as, frosted cake. See frosting.
  • Having the surface roughened or unpolished; in decorated metalwork, ornamented by means of a roughened surface, whether engraved or produced by acid or by the application of a punch or die: said especially of any material which is white or nearly so when so treated: as, frosted glass, frosted silver, etc.
  • In entomology, covered with glistening or white specks, scales, or hairs, giving an appearance like hoar frost: as, the wings of a moth frosted at the tip.
  • In ornithology, having the plumage hoary or silvery, as if covered with frost: as, the frosted poorwill (a variety of Phalænoptilus nuttalli found in southwestern parts of the United States).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Covered with hoarfrost or anything resembling hoarfrost; ornamented with frosting; also, frost-bitten.
  • adjective Provided with a surface finish which is matte or with a very fine grain, reminiscent of the surface texture of frost. Opposed to polished or burnished.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having frost present; frosty
  • adjective Appearing to have frost
  • adjective slang Extremely intoxicated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of glass) having a roughened coating resembling frost


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