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  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 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.
    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.
      Etymology: Old English, noun form of freeze

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