a degree or state of coldness sufficient to cause the freezing of water.
an opaque coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, formed on the walls or contents of a freezer by the condensation of water vapor;rime.
the act or process of freezing.
coldness of manner or temperament: We noticed a definite frost in his greeting.
Informal. a coolness between persons.
a milkshake, frappe, or similar drink: a chocolate frost.
to cover with frost.
to give a frostlike surface to (glass, metal, etc.).
to ice (a cake, cookies, etc.).
to bleach selected strands of (a person's hair) in order to create highlights.
to kill or injure by frost: a freezing rain that badly frosted the tomato plants.
to make angry: I was frosted by his critical comment.
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.
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.
- frostless, adjective
- frostlike, adjective
- un·frost, verb (used with object)
Other definitions for Frost (2 of 2)
Robert (Lee), 1874–1963, U.S. poet.
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How to use frost in a sentence
frost and Central Florida finished 13-0 and mastered Auburn in a New Year’s Six game.Once obvious and thrilling, three college football coaching hires have lost their luster | Chuck Culpepper | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
Lows range through the 30s with frost likely in our colder suburbs.D.C.-area forecast: After up to 4 inches, rain eases this afternoon; skies brighten Friday through the weekend | David Streit | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
Low temperatures dip into the mid- to upper 30s, but thanks to the well-stirred atmosphere, we shouldn’t have widespread frosts or freezes.D.C.-area forecast: Raindrops end this morning, then it gradually clears with breezy conditions | A. Camden Walker | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
The top Brexit negotiators — for the EU, Michel Barnier, and for the UK, David frost — said they would talk early next week, though frost told Barnier not to come to London unless the EU has a new plan, according to the Guardian.The EU and the UK still haven’t reached a post-Brexit agreement. What’s next? | Jen Kirby | October 16, 2020 | Vox
The category is projected to be worth $50 billion by 2025, according to frost and Sullivan, a marketing consulting firm.
The lyrical declamation has inspired luminaries ranging from Kurt Vonnegut to Robert frost.James Franco and Scott Haze on 'The Sound and the Fury' and Gawker 'Outing' Them As A 'Couple' | Marlow Stern | September 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And, eventually, who repented – famously on television during a remarkable series of interviews with David frost.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab | Clive Irving | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You'd put a scarf across your nose and mouth and when you breathed through it, it would get all white with frost.
Whereas Lane frost more or less lived the life that embodied the ideal.
In 1987, Lane frost won the championship of bullriding, and won the biggest buckle you can win.
In these archipelagos the waters being shallow, the frost was quite intense enough to cool them to the bottom.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
He shall pour frost as salt upon the earth: and when it freezeth, it shall become like the tops of thistles.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Moreover, though a land of frost, it is very windy, the wind being nearly always a cold one.
The day had been intensely cold, with a biting north-east wind and black frost.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Before morning old Jack frost snapped his fingers and the whole world was encased in ice.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for frost (1 of 2)
a white deposit of ice particles, esp one formed on objects out of doors at night: See also hoarfrost
an atmospheric temperature of below freezing point, characterized by the production of this deposit
degrees below freezing point: eight degrees of frost indicates a temperature of either –8°C or 24°F
informal something given a cold reception; failure
informal coolness of manner
the act of freezing
to cover or be covered with frost
(tr) to give a frostlike appearance to (glass, etc), as by means of a fine-grained surface
(tr) mainly US and Canadian to decorate (cakes, etc) with icing or frosting
(tr) to kill or damage (crops, etc) with frost
- frostlike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Frost (2 of 2)
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
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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