verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- frost boil,
- frost flowers,
- frost grape,
- frost heave,
- frost hollow
Origin of frost
Examples from the Web for frost
And in five subsequent rides, Frost stayed on the bull twice more, and Red Rock threw him three times.
He could recite reams of Frost, Dickinson, Whitman, and Lowell, and he did so while I stood there, amazed.GOP Hypocrisy: Outraged Over Benghazi, Silent on Iraq|Jay Parini|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Frost would just walk back and forth in front of the fireplace and talk and talk and talk.Pete Dexter’s Indelible Portrait of Author Norman Maclean|Pete Dexter|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
FROST: We slept together the night before the wedding—non-sexually.
It was my first time meeting Pegg and Frost, and they came off as two very down-to-earth, genuinely good guys.
The crevices where racers hibernate are known to be several feet deep in some instances, extending well below the frost line.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor|Henry S. Fitch
He heard faintly the howling of the dogs, and had a fleeting thought that in the mastering of his flesh the frost no longer bit.The Turtles of Tasman|Jack London
She was silent; and the silence of the two ladies appeared to acquire a frost.The Pastor's Wife|Elizabeth von Arnim
And yet the ripening process is sometimes so slow that the frost of fear or the rot of regret spoils the fruit.Analyzing Character|Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
The universal veil, if present at all, is seen only on the margin of the pileus like frost or silky dew.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard
Word Origin for 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.