Complete Definition of "frost"

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English
Image:FrostyLeaf.jpg|thumb|right|Frost on a leaf and grass.

Etymology
Old English, noun form of freeze

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-frost.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Ést|-Ést

Noun
en-noun

  1. A cover of minute ice crystals on objects that are exposed to the air. Some of these are tree branches, plant stems, leaves, wires, poles, vehicles, rooftops, or aircraft skin. Frost is the same process by which dew is formed except that the temperature of the frosted object is below freezing. Frost can be light or heavy.

#* 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 47.
#*: It is more probable, in almost every country of Europe, that there will be frost sometime in January, than that the weather will continue open throughout that whole month ;

  1. The cold weather that would cause frost as in (1) to form.

Translations
trans-top|cover of minute ice crystals
Finnish: kuura, huurre, härmä
trans-mid
Russian: иней m, измоÑÐ¾Ð·Ñ f
Slovene: ivje n, slana f
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trans-top|cold weather that would cause frost
Finnish: pakkanen
trans-mid
Portuguese: t|pt|geada|f
Russian: моÑоз m
Slovene: zmrzal f
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ttbc|Dutch: vorst m
ttbc|French: gel m
ttbc|German: Frost m
ttbc|Icelandic: frost n, kuldi m
ttbc|Ido: frosto
ttbc|Italian: brina f, galaverna f
ttbc|Korean: ì리 (seori)
ttbc-mid
ttbc|Latin: pruina|pruīna f
ttbc|Old English: hrim|hrīm g|Old English
ttbc|Polish: mróz m
ttbc|Scottish Gaelic: reòthadh m
ttbc|Swedish: #Swedish|frost c
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To coat something (eg a cake) with white icing to resemble frost
  2. To anger or annoy

#: I think the boss's decision frosted him, a bit.

Translations
trans-top|to coat with white icing to resemble frost
Finnish: kuorruttaa sokeri|sokerilla
trans-mid
Swedish: glacera
trans-bottom

trans-top|to anger or annoy
Finnish: harmittaa
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Related terms
Jack Frost
Frosty the Snowman
frostbite
frostbound
frosty
hoar frost
permafrost

Category:Weather


Icelandic

Noun
frost n

  1. frost

See also
kuldi m


Swedish

Pronunciation
audio|Sv-frost.ogg|audio

Noun
sv-noun-unc-c|2=frosten
frost c

  1. #English|frost

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