[ frawr, frohr ]
/ frɔr, froʊr /

adjective Archaic.

frozen; frosty.

Origin of frore

1200–50; Middle English froren; past participle of freeze Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for frore

  • Her beauty was as still sunsets of bitter evenings when all the world is frore, a wonder and a chill.

    The Book of Wonder|Edward J. M. D. Plunkett, Lord Dunsany
  • The fog was become a mist here, a frore whitish mist that saturated him with a malignant chill.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
  • Then the beast wept as the frore hills weep in the thaw, and the tears splashed big into the agate bowl.

    The Book of Wonder|Edward J. M. D. Plunkett, Lord Dunsany
  • Feet and faces tingleIn that frore land: Legs wobble and go wingle,You scarce can stand.

    Fairies and Fusiliers|Robert Graves

British Dictionary definitions for frore

/ (frɔː) /


archaic very cold or frosty

Word Origin for frore

C13 froren, past participle of Old English frēosan to freeze
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