from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past participle of freeze.
  • adj. Made into, covered with, or surrounded by ice.
  • adj. Very cold: the frozen North.
  • adj. Preserved by freezing: frozen meat.
  • adj. Rendered immobile: frozen in their tracks with fear.
  • adj. Immobile, as from pain or inflammation. Used of a joint: a frozen shoulder.
  • adj. Expressive of cold unfriendliness or disdain: a frozen look on their faces.
  • adj. Kept at a fixed level: frozen rents.
  • adj. Impossible to withdraw, sell, or liquidate: frozen assets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In the state of that which freezes; in ice form.
  • adj. immobilized
  • adj. in a state such that transactions are not allowed.
  • v. Past participle of freeze

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Congealed with cold; affected by freezing.
  • adj. Subject to frost, or to long and severe cold; chilly
  • adj. Cold-hearted; unsympathetic; unyielding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Congealed by cold; converted into or covered with ice.
  • Cold; frosty; frigid; subject to severe frost: as, the frozen climates of the north.
  • Chill or cold in manner; void of sympathy; wanting in feeling or interest; chilling.
  • Void of natural heat or vigor; numbed; hence, void of passion or emotion.

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

  • adj. turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold
  • adj. not convertible to cash
  • adj. incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g.
  • adj. not thawed
  • adj. absolutely still
  • adj. devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
  • adj. (used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value


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  • "You only see what your eyes want to see

    How can life be what you want it to be

    You're frozen

    When your heart's not open"

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