Frost

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English

File:FrostyLeaf.jpg
Frost on a leaf and grass.

Noun

Frost (plural Frosts)
  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.
  2. The cold weather that would cause frost as in (1) to form.

Verb

Frost (third-person singular simple present Frosts, present participle Frosting, simple past and past participle Frosted)

  1. To get covered with frost.
  2. To coat something (eg a cake) with white icing to resemble frost.
  3. To anger or annoy.

Adjectives for Frost

flowery; white; radiant; pondering; wondrous; make-believe; ceaseless; wintry; dazzling; crackling; sharp; keen; relentless; singeing; killing; envious; autumn; audacious; piercing; blighting; withering; fettering; bitter; heavy; gray; iridescent; chilly; hard; snapping; untimely; hoar.

Verbs for Frost

form—; hang with—; lace with—; trace with—; —bites; —chills; —covers; —damages; —decorates; —descends; —designs; —draws; —etches; —falls; —glimmers; — glistens; —glorifies; —injures; —lingers; —nips; —projects; —settles on; —sharp¬ens ; —silvers; —sprays; —transforms.

Thesaurus

ice, ice over, ice up, iciness, incompatibility, incompatibleness, inhospitality, inimicality, killing frost, lemon, nip, numb, outtop, overarch, overtop, peak, penetrate, personal conflict, pierce, raw weather, refrigerate, rime, rime frost, sharp frost, silver, sleet, snap, snow, snow in, snow under, strain, subzero weather, surmount, tension, tip, top, top off, total loss, turkey, unamiability, uncordiality, unfriendliness, ungeniality, unsociability, washout, white, white frost, whiten, winter, wintry weather, wintry wind, zero weather, Jack Frost, benumb, besnow, bite, bitter weather, black frost, blanch, bleach, bleak weather, bomb, bust, cap, chalk, chill, chilliness, climax, cold snap, cold wave, cold weather, coldness, consummate, coolness, crest, crown, culminate, cut, depth of winter, disaffinity, dull thud, enmity, etiolate, fizzle, flat failure, flop, floperoo, freeze, freezing weather, frost line, frost over, frost smoke, frostbite, go through, grizzle, hail, hard winter, head, hoar, hoarfrost,

Etymology

From Old English frost, from Proto-Germanic *frustan, *frustaz (compare West Frisian froast, Dutch vorst, German Frost), derived from *freusanan (to freeze) (compare English freeze). More at freeze.

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Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse frost.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /frɔst/, [fʁ̥ʌsd̥]

Noun

Frost c. (singular definite Frosten, not used in plural form)

  1. frost

Icelandic

Noun

Frost n.

  1. frost

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Swedish

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Noun

Frost c.

  1. frost

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