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frost

[ frawst, frost ]
/ frɔst, frɒst /
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Definition of frost

noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to become covered with frost (often followed by up or over): The windshield has frosted over.
(of varnish, paint, etc.) to dry with a film resembling frost.

OTHER WORDS FOR frost

5 aloofness, indifference, distance, reserve, remoteness, coolness.
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Idioms about 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

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English frost, forst; cognate with Old Saxon, Old High German, Old Norse frost; akin to freeze

OTHER WORDS FROM frost

frostless, adjectivefrostlike, adjectiveun·frost, verb (used with object)

Other definitions for frost (2 of 2)

Frost
[ frawst, frost ]
/ frɔst, frɒst /

noun
Robert (Lee), 1874–1963, U.S. poet.
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British Dictionary definitions for frost (1 of 2)

frost
/ (frɒst) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of frost

frostlike, adjective

Word Origin for frost

Old English frost; related to Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old High German frost; see freeze

British Dictionary definitions for frost (2 of 2)

Frost
/ (frɒst) /

noun
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)
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Scientific definitions for frost

frost
[ frôst ]

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.
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