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[frawr, frohr]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. frozen; frosty.
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Origin of frore

1200–50; Middle English froren; past participle of freeze
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Related Words

wintry, crisp, snowy, frozen, brisk, raw, icy, frosty, cool, bitter, intense, bleak, frigid, chilled, chilly, refreshing, arctic, keen, cutting, sharp

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Historical Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • Feet and faces tingleIn that frore land: Legs wobble and go wingle,You scarce can stand.

  • The fog was become a mist here, a frore whitish mist that saturated him with a malignant chill.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2

    Compton Mackenzie

British Dictionary definitions for frore


  1. archaic very cold or frosty
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Word Origin

C13 froren, past participle of Old English frēosan to freeze
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for frore


"frosty, frozen," archaic (but found in poetry as late as Keats), from Old English froren, past participle of freosan (see freeze (v.)).

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