- a thick beverage, usually made with milk, flavoring syrup, and ice cream whipped together.
Origin of frosted
- a degree or state of coldness sufficient to cause the freezing of water.
- Also called hoarfrost. a covering of minute ice needles, formed from the atmosphere at night upon the ground and exposed objects when they have cooled by radiation below the dew point, and when the dew point is below the freezing point.
- an opaque coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, formed on the walls or contents of a freezer by the condensation of water vapor; rime.
- the act or process of freezing.
- coldness of manner or temperament: We noticed a definite frost in his greeting.
- Informal. a coolness between persons.
- Informal. something that meets with lack of enthusiasm, as a theatrical performance or party; failure; flop.
- a milk shake, frappe, or similar drink: a chocolate frost.
- to cover with frost.
- to give a frostlike surface to (glass, metal, etc.).
- to ice (a cake, cookies, etc.).
- to bleach selected strands of (a person's hair) in order to create highlights.
- to kill or injure by frost: a freezing rain that badly frosted the tomato plants.
- to make angry: I was frosted by his critical comment.
- to become covered with frost or freeze (often followed by up or over): The windshield has frosted over.
- (of varnish, paint, etc.) to dry with a film resembling frost.
- degree of frost, British. the degree of temperature Fahrenheit below the freezing point: 10 degrees of frost is equivalent to 22°F.
Origin of frost
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Examples from the Web for frosted
The images include a Firestone tire, a frosted cake, a nuclear cloud, and a little girl beneath a hair dryer.F-111: Death-Dealing, Pop-Art Masterpiece
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When I got home I would eat Toaster Strudels and ice cream and Frosted Flakes in bed.'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Ricky Ubeda Is Adorable, and Tired
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From outside, and through the frosted windows of the lodge, I thought I heard rumbles and bright flashes.Spirit Tripping With Colombian Shamans
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“We have frosted windows that ensure extra privacy,” said Shah.Downsize Fitness, the Gym for Overweight Members Only
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Hair can be dyed, tinted or frosted any color which could occur naturally in human hair.The Weirdest New York City Dress Codes
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You can bake the frosted cake and we'll have some of the other children in.The Depot Master
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Here is another mystery asking for a glass of frosted chocolate.Pipefuls
He rested his hands on their shoulders, where their ebony fur was frosted with gray.Space Prison
The female is black, while the male is frosted over with a whitish powder.Our Common Insects
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He was hungry and tired, and his frosted feet ached with every step.The Camp in the Snow
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- covered or injured by frost
- covered with icing, as a cake
- (of glass, etc) having a surface roughened, as if covered with frost, to prevent clear vision through it
- Sir David (Paradine). born 1939, British television presenter and executive, noted esp for political interviews
- Robert (Lee). 1874–1963, US poet, noted for his lyrical verse on country life in New England. His books include A Boy's Will (1913), North of Boston (1914), and New Hampshire (1923)
- a white deposit of ice particles, esp one formed on objects out of doors at nightSee also hoarfrost
- an atmospheric temperature of below freezing point, characterized by the production of this deposit
- degrees below freezing point: eight degrees of frost indicates a temperature of either –8°C or 24°F
- informal something given a cold reception; failure
- informal coolness of manner
- the act of freezing
- to cover or be covered with frost
- (tr) to give a frostlike appearance to (glass, etc), as by means of a fine-grained surface
- (tr) mainly US and Canadian to decorate (cakes, etc) with icing or frosting
- (tr) to kill or damage (crops, etc) with frost
Word Origin and History for frosted
1640s of whitening hair; 1680s of glass; 1734 of sugar or icing, past participle adjective from frost.
Old English forst, frost "a freezing, becoming frozen, extreme cold," from Proto-Germanic *frusta- (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German frost, Middle Dutch and Dutch vorst), related to freosan "to freeze," from PIE *preus- "to freeze; burn" (see freeze (v.)). Both forms of the word were common in English till late 15c.; the triumph of frost may be due to its similarity to the forms in other Germanic languages.
- A deposit of minute ice crystals formed when water vapor condenses at a temperature below freezing.
- A deposit of tiny, white ice crystals on a surface. Frost forms through sublimation, when water vapor in the air condenses at a temperature below freezing. It gets its white color from tiny air bubbles trapped in the ice crystals. See more at dew point.