- The definition of Fahrenheit is a temperature scale with 32 degrees as the freezing point of water and 212 degrees as the boiling point of water.
An example of Fahrenheit used as an adjective is Fahrenheit thermometer, the most common thermometer scale used in the United States.
A Fahrenheit thermometer.
designating or of a thermometer on which 32° is the freezing point and 212° is the boiling point of water: abbrev. F: the formula for converting a Fahrenheit temperature to Celsius is °C = (°F−32)
Origin of Fahrenheitafter G. D. Fahrenheit (1686-1736), German physicist who devised the scale
this thermometer or its scale
Of or relating to a temperature scale that registers the freezing point of water as 32° and the boiling point as 212° at one atmosphere of pressure. See Table at measurement.
Origin of FahrenheitAfter Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit.