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frost

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noun \ˈfrȯst\

Simple Definition of frost

  • : a thin layer of ice that forms on the ground, on grass, etc., when the air becomes cold

  • : the occurrence of weather that is cold enough to cause water to freeze and frost to form

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of frost

  1. 1 a :  the process of freezing b :  a covering of minute ice crystals on a cold surface; also :  ice particles formed from a gas c :  the temperature that causes freezing

  2. 2 a :  coldness of deportment or temperament :  an indifferent, reserved, or unfriendly manner b :  failure <the play was … a most dreadful frost — Arnold Bennett>

Examples of frost in a sentence

  1. The grass was covered with frost.

  2. Frost formed on the window.

  3. These plants should bloom until the first frost of the season.

  4. We had an early frost.



Origin and Etymology of frost

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German frost — more at freeze


First Known Use: before 12th century


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frost

verb

Simple Definition of frost

  • : to cover (something) with frost

  • : to become covered with frost

  • : to cover (something, such as a cake) with frosting (sense 1)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of frost

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to cover with or as if with frost; especially :  to put icing on (cake) b :  to produce a fine-grained slightly roughened surface on (as metal or glass)

  3. 2 :  to injure or kill (as plants) by frost

  4. 3 :  to make angry or irritated <that really frosts me>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to become frosted

Examples of frost in a sentence

  1. The cold had frosted the windows.

  2. I have to frost the birthday cake.



1635

First Known Use of frost

1635

Rhymes with frost


Frost

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biographical name \ˈfrȯst\

Definition of Frost

  1. Robert Lee 1874–1963 Am. poet

Frostian

play \ˈfrȯs-tē-ən, -chən\ adjective



FROST Defined for Kids

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frost

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noun \ˈfrȯst\

Definition of frost for Students

  1. 1 :  a covering of tiny ice crystals on a cold surface formed from the water vapor in the air

  2. 2 :  temperature cold enough to cause freezing




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frost

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verb

Definition of frost for Students

frosted

frosting

  1. 1 :  to cover with frosting <frost a cake>

  2. 2 :  to cover or become covered with frost





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