Definition of Frost

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

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

2. Verb. Decorate with frosting. "Frost a cake"
Exact synonyms: Ice
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Frosting, Ice, Icing

3. Noun. Weather cold enough to cause freezing.
Exact synonyms: Freeze
Generic synonyms: Cold Weather
Derivative terms: Freeze, Freeze, Frosty

4. Verb. Provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance. "She frosts her hair"
Generic synonyms: Cover

5. Noun. The formation of frost or ice on a surface.
Exact synonyms: Icing
Generic synonyms: Freeze, Freezing
Derivative terms: Frosty

6. Verb. Cover with frost. "Ice crystals frosted the glass"
Generic synonyms: Cover

7. Noun. United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963).
Exact synonyms: Robert Frost, Robert Lee Frost
Generic synonyms: Poet
Derivative terms: Frostian

8. Verb. Damage by frost. "The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and they turned brown"
Generic synonyms: Damage

Definition of Frost

1. n. The act of freezing; -- applied chiefly to the congelation of water; congelation of fluids.

2. v. t. To injure by frost; to freeze, as plants.

Definition of Frost

1. Noun. A cover of minute ice crystals on objects that are exposed to the air. Some of these are tree branches, plant stems, leaves, wires, poles, vehicles, rooftops, or aircraft skin. Frost is the same process by which dew is formed except that the temperature of the frosted object is below freezing. Frost can be light or heavy. ¹

2. Noun. The cold weather that would cause frost as in (1) to form. ¹

3. Verb. To get covered with '''frost'''. ¹

4. Verb. To coat something (eg a cake) with white icing to resemble frost. ¹

5. Verb. To anger or annoy. ¹

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Definition of Frost

1. to cover with frost (a deposit of minute ice crystals) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Frost

1. 1. To injure by frost; to freeze, as plants. 2. To cover with hoarfrost; to produce a surface resembling frost upon, as upon cake, metals, or glass. "While with a hoary light she frosts the ground." (Wordsworth) 3. To roughen or sharpen, as the nail heads or calks of horseshoes, so as to fit them for frosty weather. Origin: Frostted; Frosting. 1. The act of freezing; applied chiefly to the congelation of water; congelation of fluids. 2. The state or temperature of the air which occasions congelation, or the freezing of water; severe cold or freezing weather. "The third bay comes a frost, a killing frost." (Shak) 3. Frozen dew; called also hoarfrost or white frost. "He scattereth the frost like ashes." (Ps. Cxlvii. 16) 4. Coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character. "It was of those moments of intense feeling when the frost of the Scottish people melts like a snow wreath." (Sir W. Scott) Black frost, cold so intense as to freeze vegetation and cause it to turn black, without the formation of hoarfrost. Frost bearer, a philosophical instrument illustrating the freezing of water in a vacuum; a cryophous. Frost grape, 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. Frost nail, a nail with a sharp head driven into a horse's shoe to keen him from slipping. Frost smoke, an appearance resembling smoke, caused by congelation of vapor in the atmosphere in time of severe cold. "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. Origin: OE. Frost, forst, AS. Forst, frost. Fr. Freosan to freeze; akin to D. Varst, G, OHG, Icel, Dan, & Sw. Frost. 18. See Freeze. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frost

frost (current term)
frost fish
frost heave
frost heaving
frost itch
frost mist
frost over
frost snow
frost up
frostberg inverted-three sign

Literary usage of Frost

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1. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1902)
"Cox, HJ : "frost and temperature conditions in the cranberry marshes of Wisconsin," US ... NOTE: frost damage is due to the low temperature and not to the ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"frost crystallizations exhibit a wonderful variety, both of form and structure. ... Two principal types of hoar frost occur,— the columnar and the tabular. ..."

3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1907)
"Prescott frost 4th Daughter of Benja & Mercy G. frost was born at New Castle Sepr 6th 1800 about 5 oClock A M. John Newmarch frost 3rd. ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"Forecasting frost from local observations. It is not possible to forecast frost twenty-four or thirty-six hours in advance without the aid of the weather ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"Affirmed as to plaintiff, and reversed as to defendant frost & Co. ... Both plaintiff and defendant Henry W. frost & Co. appeal from said orders of his ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"The patent of Coffin, on which the defendants rely, states that prior to the date of his invention frost jackets or cases, on hydrants were well known ..."

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