Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "frost": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside);
[syn: frost, hoar, hoarfrost, rime]

2. weather cold enough to cause freezing;
[syn: freeze, frost]

3. the formation of frost or ice on a surface;
[syn: frost, icing]

4. United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963);
[syn: Frost, Robert Frost, Robert Lee Frost]


VERB (4)

1. decorate with frosting;
- Example: "frost a cake"
[syn: frost, ice]

2. provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance;
- Example: "frost the glass"
- Example: "she frosts her hair"

3. cover with frost;
- Example: "ice crystals frosted the glass"

4. damage by frost;
- Example: "The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and they turned brown"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Frost \Frost\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frosted; p. pr. & vb. n. Frosting.] 1. To injure by frost; to freeze, as plants. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover with hoarfrost; to produce a surface resembling frost upon, as upon cake, metals, or glass; as, glass may be frosted by exposure to hydrofluoric acid. [1913 Webster] While with a hoary light she frosts the ground. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 3. To roughen or sharpen, as the nail heads or calks of horseshoes, so as to fit them for frosty weather. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Frost \Frost\ (fr[o^]st; 115), n. [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst, frost. fr. fre['o]san to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG., Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. [root]18. See Freeze, v. i.] 1. The act of freezing; -- applied chiefly to the congelation of water; congelation of fluids. [1913 Webster] 2. The state or temperature of the air which occasions congelation, or the freezing of water; severe cold or freezing weather. [1913 Webster] The third bay comes a frost, a killing frost. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Frozen dew; -- called also hoarfrost or white frost. [1913 Webster] He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. --Ps. cxlvii. 16. [1913 Webster] 4. Coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character. [R.] [1913 Webster] It was of those moments of intense feeling when the frost of the Scottish people melts like a snow wreath. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Black frost, cold so intense as to freeze vegetation and cause it to turn black, without the formation of hoarfrost. Frost bearer (Physics), a philosophical instrument illustrating the freezing of water in a vacuum; a cryophorus. Frost grape (Bot.), an American grape, with very small, acid berries. Frost lamp, a lamp placed below the oil tube of an Argand lamp to keep the oil limpid on cold nights; -- used especially in lighthouses. --Knight. Frost nail, a nail with a sharp head driven into a horse's shoe to keep him from slipping. Frost smoke, an appearance resembling smoke, caused by congelation of vapor in the atmosphere in time of severe cold. [1913 Webster] The brig and the ice round her are covered by a strange black obscurity: it is the frost smoke of arctic winters. --Kane. Frost valve, a valve to drain the portion of a pipe, hydrant, pump, etc., where water would be liable to freeze. Jack Frost, a popular personification of frost. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

frost n 1: ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside) [syn: frost, hoar, hoarfrost, rime] 2: weather cold enough to cause freezing [syn: freeze, frost] 3: the formation of frost or ice on a surface [syn: frost, icing] 4: United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963) [syn: Frost, Robert Frost, Robert Lee Frost] v 1: decorate with frosting; "frost a cake" [syn: frost, ice] 2: provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance; "frost the glass"; "she frosts her hair" 3: cover with frost; "ice crystals frosted the glass" 4: damage by frost; "The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and they turned brown"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

100 Moby Thesaurus words for "frost": Jack Frost, benumb, besnow, bite, bitter weather, black frost, blanch, bleach, bleak weather, bomb, bust, cap, chalk, chill, chilliness, climax, cold snap, cold wave, cold weather, coldness, consummate, coolness, crest, crown, culminate, cut, depth of winter, disaffinity, dull thud, enmity, etiolate, fizzle, flat failure, flop, floperoo, freeze, freezing weather, frost line, frost over, frost smoke, frostbite, go through, grizzle, hail, hard winter, head, hoar, hoarfrost, ice, ice over, ice up, iciness, incompatibility, incompatibleness, inhospitality, inimicality, killing frost, lemon, nip, numb, outtop, overarch, overtop, peak, penetrate, personal conflict, pierce, raw weather, refrigerate, rime, rime frost, sharp frost, silver, sleet, snap, snow, snow in, snow under, strain, subzero weather, surmount, tension, tip, top, top off, total loss, turkey, unamiability, uncordiality, unfriendliness, ungeniality, unsociability, washout, white, white frost, whiten, winter, wintry weather, wintry wind, zero weather
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Frost (Heb. kerah, from its smoothness) Job 37:10 (R.V., "ice"); Gen. 31:40; Jer. 36:30; rendered "ice" in Job 6:16, 38:29; and "crystal" in Ezek. 1:22. "At the present day frost is entirely unknown in the lower portions of the valley of the Jordan, but slight frosts are sometimes felt on the sea-coast and near Lebanon." Throughout Western Asia cold frosty nights are frequently succeeded by warm days. "Hoar frost" (Heb. kephor, so called from its covering the ground) is mentioned in Ex. 16:14; Job 38:29; Ps. 147:16. In Ps. 78:47 the word rendered "frost" (R.V. marg., "great hail-stones"), _hanamal_, occurs only there. It is rendered by Gesenius, the Hebrew lexicographer, "ant," and so also by others, but the usual interpretation derived from the ancient versions may be maintained.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Frost, TX -- U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 648 Housing Units (2000): 250 Land area (2000): 1.131297 sq. miles (2.930045 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.005027 sq. miles (0.013021 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.136324 sq. miles (2.943066 sq. km) FIPS code: 27768 Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 32.079218 N, 96.808544 W ZIP Codes (1990): 76641 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Frost, TX Frost
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Frost, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 251 Housing Units (2000): 126 Land area (2000): 0.526569 sq. miles (1.363807 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.526569 sq. miles (1.363807 sq. km) FIPS code: 22940 Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27 Location: 43.585305 N, 93.924737 W ZIP Codes (1990): 56033 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Frost, MN Frost