any tailless, stout-bodied amphibian of the order Anura, including the smooth, moist-skinned frog species that live in a damp or semiaquatic habitat and the warty, drier-skinned toad species that are mostly terrestrial as adults.
a slight hoarseness, usually caused by mucus on the vocal cords: a frog in the throat.
(often initial capital letter)Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a French person or a person of French descent.
a small holder made of heavy material, placed in a bowl or vase to hold flower stems in position.
a recessed panel on one of the larger faces of a brick or the like.
Music. nut (def. 11b).
to hunt and catch frogs.
(often initial capital letter)Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. French or Frenchlike.
- froglike, adjective
- frog , toad
Other definitions for frog (2 of 4)
an ornamental fastening for the front of a coat, consisting of a button and a loop through which it passes.
a sheath suspended from a belt and supporting a scabbard.
Other definitions for frog (3 of 4)
Railroads. a device at the intersection of two tracks to permit the wheels and flanges on one track to cross or branch from the other.
Other definitions for frog (4 of 4)
a triangular mass of elastic, horny substance in the middle of the sole of the foot of a horse or related animal.
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How to use frog in a sentence
I was expecting that the frogs might just spit out the beetles or something.Water beetles can live on after being eaten and excreted by a frog | Jonathan Lambert | August 3, 2020 | Science News
Caecilians are amphibians like salamanders and frogs, but they’re often mistaken for snakes because of their long, legless bodies.Bizarre caecilians may be the only amphibians with venomous bites | Christie Wilcox | July 3, 2020 | Science News
So does the blue-ringed octopus, some crabs and starfish, not to mention certain flatworms, frogs and toads.
For instance, ketchup and frog saliva both get thinner when force is applied to them.
Fluorescence may help salamanders and frogs find one another in low light.
In March, Kermit the frog appeared with First Lady Michelle Obama at an event for military families at the White House.Muppets, Superheroes And The Politicians Who Love Them | Ben Jacobs | May 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Over the years, Miss Piggy has been faulted for her clingy, seemingly obsessive relationship with Kermit the frog.
He plays Dominic Badguy, who is in cahoots with Constantine, the evil frog.Exclusive: Kermit the Frog Grills Miss Piggy About ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ Dating, and Hollywood | Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy | March 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But selections aren't limited to just Franzia and frog Eye anymore.Taking Boxed Wine Seriously: It’s Not Just for Hobos and Teenagers Anymore | Jordan Salcito | March 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As night fell and the frog and cricket symphony geared up for a stellar performance, we mapped out a plausible plan.My Island Vacation Exploring the Blissfully Quirky Grenadines | Condé Nast Traveler | September 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
He looked over his shoulder at Matt, then promptly jumped into the rocks and started for frog Tanks cross-lots.
When they had toiled up the bank to a level stretch, he let the roadster out, and they went through frog Tanks like a red streak.
Yet, be that as it might, both men vanished from frog Tanks and were never afterward located.
His face was, moreover, mottled with dusky spots, so that he reminded the spectator of a frog or a toad.Overland | John William De Forest
British Dictionary definitions for frog (1 of 5)
any insectivorous anuran amphibian of the family Ranidae, such as Rana temporaria of Europe, having a short squat tailless body with a moist smooth skin and very long hind legs specialized for hopping
any of various similar amphibians of related families, such as the tree frog: Related adjective: batrachian
any spiked or perforated object used to support plant stems in a flower arrangement
a recess in a brick to reduce its weight
a frog in one's throat phlegm on the vocal cords that affects one's speech
(intr) to hunt or catch frogs
British Dictionary definitions for frog (2 of 5)
(often plural) a decorative fastening of looped braid or cord, as on the front of a 19th-century military uniform
a loop or other attachment on a belt to hold the scabbard of a sword, etc
music, US and Canadian
the ledge or ridge at the upper end of the fingerboard of a violin, cello, etc, over which the strings pass to the tuning pegs
the end of a violin bow that is held by the player: Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): nut
British Dictionary definitions for frog (3 of 5)
a tough elastic horny material in the centre of the sole of a horse's foot
British Dictionary definitions for frog (4 of 5)
a grooved plate of iron or steel placed to guide train wheels over an intersection of railway lines
British Dictionary definitions for Frog (5 of 5)
a derogatory word for a French person
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