The definition of frost is the icy crystals on things that are frozen, a temperature low enough to freeze or the state of being frozen.noun
- An example of frost is the bits of ice that form on the outside of something left in the freezer for a very long time.
- An example of frost is what happens to things left outside in below zero degrees.
Frost is defined as to cover with icing or a layer of ice crystals.verb
- An example of frost is putting a layer of chocolate buttercream over the top and sides of a cake.
- An example of frost is a below freezing night resulting in a layer of frost on the windshield of your car.
- a freezing or state of being frozen
- a temperature low enough to cause freezing
- the icy crystals that form directly on a freezing surface as moist air contacts it; rime; hoarfrost
- coolness of action, feeling, manner, etc.
- Informal a book, play, etc. that is poorly received by the public; failure
Origin: ME < OE forst, frost (akin to Ger frost) < pp. base of freosan (see freeze) + -t (Gmc *-ta), nominal suffix
- to cover with frost
- to damage, wither, or kill by freezing
- to cover with frosting, or icing
- to give a frostlike, opaque surface to (glass or metal)
- to apply lighter coloring to selected strands of (hair) using a chemical dye
- Slang to make angry, annoy, irritate, etc.
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- A deposit of minute ice crystals formed when water vapor condenses at a temperature below freezing.
- A temperature low enough to cause freezing.
- The process of freezing.
- A cold or icy manner.
- To cover with frost.
- To damage or kill by frost.
- To cover (glass, for example) with a roughened or speckled decorative surface.
- To cover or decorate with icing: frost a cake.
- Slang To anger or upset: What really frosted me about the incident was the fact that you lied.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English; see preus- in Indo-European roots.
, Robert Lee 1874-1963.
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