Fry definition

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A dish of a fried food.
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A social gathering at which food is fried and eaten.

A fish fry.

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To cook or be cooked in a pan or on a griddle over direct heat, usually in hot fat or oil.
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To cook over direct heat in hot oil or fat.
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(slang) To destroy (electronic circuitry) with excessive heat or current.
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To be cooked in a pan over direct heat in hot oil or fat.
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(slang) To undergo execution in an electric chair.
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A french fry.

Ordered fries as a side dish.

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Fry is defined as to cook in hot oil.

An example of fry is to put potatoes in hot oil to make french fries.

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An individual, especially a young or insignificant person.
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A recently hatched fish.
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A young salmon living in fresh water that is older than an alevin and younger than a parr or smolt.
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A young animal of certain other groups, such as frogs.
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To subject or be subjected to the painful or destructive effects of intense heat.
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(slang) To electrocute or be electrocuted.
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A social gathering at which food is fried and eaten.

A fish fry.

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A fried food.
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Fried potatoes.
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Young fish.
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Small adult fish, esp. when in large groups.
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(person) (born Christopher Hammond) 1907-2005; Eng. playwright.
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(person) 1780-1845; Eng. philanthropist & prison reformer.
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To cook (something) in hot fat.
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(intransitive) To cook in hot fat.
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(intransitive, colloquial) To suffer because of too much heat.

You'll fry if you go out in this sun with no sunblock on.

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(intransitive, informal) To be executed by the electric chair.

He's guilty of murder — he's going to fry.

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(informal) To destroy (something, usually electronic) with excessive heat, voltage, or current.

If you apply that much voltage, you'll fry the resistor.

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(usually in plural fries) (mainly Canada and US) A fried potato.
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(Ireland, UK) A meal of fried sausages, bacon, eggs, etc.
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(colloquial, archaic) A state of excitement.

To be in a fry.

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(Now chiefly UK dialectal) Offspring; progeny; children; brood.
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Young fish; fishlings.
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(archaic) A swarm, especially of something small (a fry of children).
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(UK dialectal) The spawn of frogs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fry
Plural:
fries

Origin of fry

  • Middle English fri probably from Anglo-Norman frie from Old French frier, froyer to rub, spawn from Latin fricāre to rub

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English frien from Old French frire from Latin frīgere

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English fry (“seed, offspring”), from Old Norse frjó (“seed, semen”), from Proto-Germanic *fraiwą (“seed, semen, offspring”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)per-, *(s)prei- (“to strew, sow”). Cognate with Icelandic frjó (“pollen, seed”), Icelandic fræ (“seed”), Swedish frö (“seed, embryo, grain, germ”), Danish frø (“seed”), Gothic [script?] (fraiw, “seed”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English frien, from Old French frire, from Latin frīgere (“to roast, fry”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-. Cognate with Ancient Greek φρύγω (phrugō, “I roast, bake”), Sanskrit भृज्ज् (bhṛjjati, “to roast, grill, fry”), भृग् (bhṛg, “the crackling of fire”)

    From Wiktionary