Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

frit

play
noun \ˈfrit\

Definition of frit

  1. 1 :  the calcined or partly fused materials of which glass is made

  2. 2 :  any of various chemically complex glasses used ground especially to introduce soluble or unstable ingredients into glazes or enamels



Origin of frit

Italian fritta, from feminine of fritto, past participle of friggere to fry, from Latin frigere to roast — more at fry


First Known Use: 1662

Rhymes with frit


2

frit

verb

Definition of frit

frit·tedfrit·ting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to prepare (materials for glass) by heat :  fuse

  3. 2 :  to convert into a frit



1832

First Known Use of frit

1832


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up frit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift duvet pince-nez kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ