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Definitions of frost

  1. weather cold enough to cause freezing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. decorate with frosting; "frost a cake" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. American poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the formation of frost or ice on a surface Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. damage by frost; "The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and athey turned brown" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. cover with frost; "ice crystals frosted the glass" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance; "frost the glass"; "she frosts her hair" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. Frostily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The state or temperature of the air which occasions congelation, or the freezing of water; severe cold or freezing weather. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To injure by frost; to freeze, as plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To cover with hoarfrost; to produce a surface resembling frost upon, as upon cake, metals, or glass. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To roughen or sharpen, as the nail heads or calks of horseshoes, so as to fit them for frosty weather. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The act of freezing; - applied chiefly to the congelation of water; congelation of fluids. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Frozen dew; - called also hoarfrost or white frost. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Minute frozen particles of moisture; the temperature which causes the freezing of water. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To cover with, or as with, hoar-frost; injure by frost; to cover (a cak) with icing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Frostiness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The state of the atmosphere in which water freezes: frozen dew, also called hoar-frost. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To cover with anything resembling hoar-frost. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Cold that freezes; frozen dew. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Frosty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To cover with frost or anything like frost. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To cover with or injure by frost; apply frosting to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. To freeze; assume the appearance of frost. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Minute crystals of ice formed directly from vapor in the air. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. That temperature of the air which causes freezing; frozen dew; frigidity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To cover with anything resembling hoar-frost; to frost-bite; to sharpen, as the shoe of a horse, in frost. Black frost, a frost unattended with hoar-frost. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. The power, act, or state of freezing; frozen vapour or dew, as hoar-frost. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. To adorn with the appearance of frost. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. The act of freezing; -- applied chiefly to the congelation of water; congelation of fluids. mso.anu.edu.au
  34. Frozen dew; -- called also hoarfrost or white frost. mso.anu.edu.au
  35. (Heb. kerah, from its smoothness) Job 37:10 (RSV, "ice"); Genesis 31:40 ; Jeremiah 36:30 ; rendered "ice" in Job 6:16 Job 38:29 ; and "crystal" in Ezekiel 1:22 . "At the present day frost is entirely unknown in the lower portions of the valley of the Jordan, but slight frosts are sometimes felt on the sea-coast and near Lebanon." Throughout Western Asia cold frosty nights are frequently succeeded by warm days. "Hoar frost" (Heb. kephor, so called from its covering the ground) is mentioned in Exodus 16:14 ; Job 38:29 ; Psalms 147:16 . In Psalms 78:47 the word rendered "frost" (RSV marg., "great hail-stones"), hanamal , occurs only there. It is rendered by Gesenius, the Hebrew lexicographer, "ant," and so also by others, but the usual interpretation derived from the ancient versions may be maintained. biblestudytools.com
  36. frost, n. the state of the atmosphere in which water freezes: state of being frozen: frozen dew, also called hoar-frost: (slang) a disappointment, a cheat.--v.t. to cover with hoar-frost or with anything resembling hoar-frost: to sharpen (the points of a horse's shoe) that it may not slip on ice.--n. FROST'-BITE, the freezing or depression of vitality in a part of the body by exposure to cold.--v.t. to affect with frost.--adjs. FROST'-BIT'TEN, bitten or affected by frost; FROST'-BOUND, bound or confined by frost; FROST'ED, covered by frost or any fine powder: injured by frost.--adv. FROST'ILY.--ns. FROST'INESS; FROST'ING, the composition, resembling hoar-frost, used to cover cake, &c.--adj. FROST'LESS, free from frost.--n. FROST'-NAIL, a projecting nail in a horse-shoe serving as an ice-calk.--v.t. to put in such nails.--ns. FROST'-SMOKE, vapour frozen in the atmosphere, and having a smoke-like appearance; FROST'-WORK, work resembling hoar-frost on shrubs, &c.--adj. FROST'Y, producing or containing frost: chill in affection: frost-like. [A.S. frost, forst--fréosan; cf. Ger. frost.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. Freezing, prevalence of temperature below freezing-point of water (ten &c. degrees of f.; hard, sharp, f.; white or hoar, black, f., with, without, rime; Jack F., f. personified), frozen state or consistency (there is still f. in the ground), frozen dew or vapour (windows covered with f.); influence that chills, makes grey, &c.; (slang) failure; f.-bite, inflammation or gangrene of& below skin from severe cold, f.-bitten, affected with this; f.-work, tracery made by f. on glass &c.; hence frostless a. (Vb) nip, injure, (plants &c.) with f.; cover (as) with rime, powder with coating of sugar &c., whence frosting (3) n.; give roughened or finely granulated surface to (glass, metal); turn (hair) white; arm (horse\'s shoes) against slipping by nails &c. [German] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The act of freezing; congelation of fluids;—severe cold or freezing weather;—frozen dew—called also hoar-frost. or white-frost;—decorative work in imitation of frost. Cabinet Dictionary
  39. The last effect of cold, the power or act of congelation. Complete Dictionary

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