Fahrenheit

adjective
Fahr·​en·​heit | \ ˈfer-ən-ˌhīt How to pronounce Fahrenheit (audio) \

Definition of Fahrenheit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: relating or conforming to a thermometric scale on which under standard atmospheric pressure the boiling point of water is at 212 degrees above the zero of the scale, the freezing point is at 32 degrees above zero, and the zero point approximates the temperature produced by mixing equal quantities by weight of snow and common salt abbreviation F

Fahrenheit

biographical name
Fah·​ren·​heit | \ ˈfer-ən-ˌhīt How to pronounce Fahrenheit (audio) , ˈfa-rən-, ˈfär-ən- \

Definition of Fahrenheit (Entry 2 of 2)

Daniel Gabriel 1686–1736 German physicist

Examples of Fahrenheit in a Sentence

Adjective It was 70 degrees Fahrenheit outside.

First Known Use of Fahrenheit

Adjective

1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Fahrenheit

Adjective

Daniel G. Fahrenheit

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“Fahrenheit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fahrenheit. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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Fahrenheit

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Fahrenheit

: relating to or having a scale for measuring temperature on which the boiling point of water is at 212 degrees above zero and the freezing point is at 32 degrees above zero

Fahrenheit

adjective
Fahr·​en·​heit | \ ˈfar-ən-ˌhīt How to pronounce Fahrenheit (audio) \

Kids Definition of Fahrenheit

: relating to or having a temperature scale on which the boiling point of water is at 212 degrees above the zero of the scale and the freezing point is at 32 degrees above zero

Fahrenheit

adjective
Fahr·​en·​heit | \ ˈfar-ən-ˌhīt How to pronounce Fahrenheit (audio) \

Medical Definition of Fahrenheit

: relating or conforming to a thermometric scale on which under standard atmospheric pressure the boiling point of water is at 212 degrees above the zero of the scale, the freezing point is at 32 degrees above zero, and the zero point approximates the temperature produced by mixing equal quantities by weight of snow and common salt abbreviation F

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