from The Century Dictionary.
- Covered with frost or with something resembling it: as, frosted cake. See
- 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
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Having frost present;
- adjective Appearing to have frost
- adjective slang Extremely
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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Its crisp, clear surface has been sandblasted with the fine patterns of traditional basketwork, making it look almost as though Feddersen had cast an actual basket in frosted glass.
Raimundo entered the store and picked up a sugar skul with his name frosted upon it.
The topmost peak of the Civita also peers out above the fir-woods bordering the eastern face of Monte Crot; and far away, beyond the sunny vista of the Val Fiorentino, the faint blue peak of the Marmolata is seen against the horizon, its snow-slope outlined in frosted silver.
They wanted pale spirits chilled in the freezer and served neat in short frosted tumblers.
She was what you might call a frosted pippin, a reg'lar dowager dazzler, like the pictures you see on fans.
Sometimes, Prooflike coins have additional characteristics of Proofs, such as frosted devices raised design elements that contrast with the mirrored fields.
The were "frosted" with mashed potatoes and had lettering done in ketchup.
You are purchasing 1 dozen "frosted" pupcakes for your pampered pet.
The old French word 'orfroiz,' (aurifrigia,) expresses essentially what we call 'frosted' work in gold; that which resembles small dew or crystals of hoar-frost; the 'frigia' coming from the Latin frigus.
It should be borne in mind that nearly every child, who is sucking, has his or her tongue white or "frosted," as it is sometimes called.