A frozen landscape.
- An example of frozen is a bag of peas just removed from the freezer.
- An example of frozen is a nose exposed to freezing cold weather.
- An example of frozen is snow.
- An example of frozen is a person who shows no emotion.
The definition of frozen is a person or something turned into ice, damaged by extreme cold, preserved or made motionless by extreme cold, or without affection or in a fixed position.
pp. of freeze
- turned into or covered with ice; congealed by cold
- injured, damaged, or killed by freezing
- having heavy frosts and extreme cold: the frozen polar wastes
- preserved or prepared by freezing, as food
- affected as if turned into ice; made motionless: frozen with terror
- without warmth or affection in behavior, manners, etc.
- arbitrarily kept at a fixed level or in a fixed position
- not capable of being spent, transferred, sold, etc., as a result of legal action: frozen assets
Origin of frozenMiddle English
Past participle of freeze
- Made into, covered with, or surrounded by ice.
- Very cold: the frozen North.
- Preserved by freezing: frozen meat.
- a. Rendered immobile: frozen in their tracks with fear.b. Immobile, as from pain or inflammation. Used of a joint: a frozen shoulder.
- Expressive of cold unfriendliness or disdain: a frozen look on their faces.
- a. Kept at a fixed level: frozen rents.b. Impossible to withdraw, sell, or liquidate: frozen assets.
(comparative more frozen, superlative most frozen)
- past participle of freeze
- The mammoth was frozen shortly after death.