fry

verb
\ ˈfrī How to pronounce fry (audio) \
fried; frying

Definition of fry

 (Entry 1 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to cook in a pan or on a griddle over heat especially with the use of fat
3 : to damage or destroy (an electrical device or its circuitry) by overheating especially as a result of unusually high voltage

intransitive verb

1 : to undergo frying
2 : to get very hot or burn as if being fried bodies frying on the beach
plural fries

Definition of fry (Entry 2 of 4)

1 : a social gathering or picnic where food is fried and eaten a fish fry
2a : a dish of something fried
b : french fry usually plurala burger and fries
c : a vegetable prepared in the style of a french fry usually pluralcarrot fries
plural fry

Definition of fry (Entry 3 of 4)

1a : recently hatched or juvenile fishes
b : the young of other animals
2 : very small adult fishes
3 : members of a group or class : individuals small fry

Fry

biographical name
\ ˈfrī How to pronounce Fry (audio) \

Definition of Fry (Entry 4 of 4)

Christopher 1907–2005 English dramatist

Examples of fry in a Sentence

Verb We had fried eggs and ham for breakfast. We could smell the onions frying.

First Known Use of fry

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun (1)

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for fry

Verb

Middle English frien, from Anglo-French frire, from Latin frigere to roast; akin to Greek phrygein to roast, fry, Sanskrit bhṛjjati he roasts

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Anglo-French frie, from freier, frier to rub, spawn — more at fray entry 2

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The first known use of fry was in the 13th century

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“Fry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fry. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for fry

fry

verb
How to pronounce Fry (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fry

: to cook (food) in fat or oil

fry

verb
\ ˈfrī How to pronounce fry (audio) \
fried; frying

Kids Definition of fry

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: to cook in fat

fry

noun
plural fries

Kids Definition of fry (Entry 2 of 3)

fry

noun
plural fry

Kids Definition of fry (Entry 3 of 3)

: a recently hatched or very young fish usually used in pl.The salmon fry were released into the river.

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