Definition of Hoarfrost

1. Noun. Ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside).

Exact synonyms: Frost, Hoar, Rime
Generic synonyms: Ice, Water Ice
Derivative terms: Frost, Frosty



Definition of Hoarfrost

1. n. The white particles formed by the congelation of dew; white frost.

Definition of Hoarfrost

1. Noun. Dew-drops which have undergone deposition and frozen into ice crystals to form a white deposit on an exposed surface, when the air is cold and moist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hoarfrost

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoarfrost

hoaky
hoar
hoar-frost
hoar-frosts
hoar frost
hoard
hoarded
hoarded wealth
hoarder
hoarders
hoarding
hoardingly
hoardings
hoards
hoared
hoarfrost (current term)
hoarfrosted
hoarfrosts
hoarhead
hoarheads
hoarhound
hoarhounds
hoarier
hoariest
hoarily
hoariness
hoarinesses
hoaring
hoars
hoarse

Literary usage of Hoarfrost

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"An acquaintance with the cause which produces dew and hoarfrost enables us to understand the rationale of the process resorted to by gardeners to protect ..."

2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"AS hrlm, hoarfrost. + Du. rijm, Icel. hrim, Dan. riim, Swed. rim. Allied to Du. rijp, G. reif, hoar-frost. Rimer, a tool for enlarging holes in metal. ..."

3. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1888)
"THE PRODUCTION OF hoarfrost. Dr. Wollny compared the dew-point at 5 pm with the succeeding night minimum for the 6 months, April to September inclusive, ..."

4. Reflections on the Works of God in Nature and Providence: For Every Day in by Christoph Christian Sturm, Adam Clarke (1810)
"OF THAT SPECIES OF hoarfrost SEEN ON WINDOWS. THIS little phenomenon shews us how much simplicity, variety, and order, nature puts in her smallest ..."

5. The Sacred and Profane History of the World Connected: From the Creation of by Samuel Shuckford (1808)
"Every morning when the dew wan off, there lay a small round thing, as small as t/u hoarfrost upon the ground;* which ..."

6. Crusts: A Settler's Fare Due South by Laurence James Kennaway (1874)
"hoarfrost Coverlet. AT length,—when the spot upon which we had first pitched our camp upon the coast had been reduced from an utter wilderness to ..."

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