frost

1. noun /frɒst,frɔst,frɑst/
a) 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.

It is more probable, in almost every country of Europe, that there will be frost sometime in January, than that the weather will continue open throughout that whole month ;

b) The cold weather that would cause frost as in (1) to form.
2. verb /frɒst,frɔst,frɑst/
a) To get covered with frost.

I think the bosss decision frosted him, a bit.

b) To coat something (eg a cake) with white icing to resemble frost.

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  • Frost — is the solid deposition of water vapor from saturated air. It is formed when solid surfaces are cooled to below the dew point of the adjacent air. [cite web |url=http://www.weatherquestions.com/What causes frost.htm |title=What causes frost?… …   Wikipedia

  • Frost — (fr[o^]st; 115), n. [OE. frost, forst, AS. forst, frost. fr. fre[ o]san to freeze; akin to D. varst, G., OHG., Icel., Dan., & Sw. frost. [root]18. See {Freeze}, v. i.] 1. The act of freezing; applied chiefly to the congelation of water;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frost — [frɔst], der; [e]s, Fröste [ frœstə]: Temperatur unter dem Gefrierpunkt: draußen herrscht strenger Frost. Zus.: Dauerfrost, Nachtfrost. * * * Frọst 〈m. 1u〉 1. Temperatur unter dem Gefrierpunkt sowie die dabei auftretenden Vorgänge, z. B.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • frost´i|ly — frost|y «FRS tee, FROS », adjective, frost|i|er, frost|i|est. 1. cold enough for frost; freezing: »a frosty morning. 2. covered with frost; consist …   Useful english dictionary

  • frost|y — «FRS tee, FROS », adjective, frost|i|er, frost|i|est. 1. cold enough for frost; freezing: »a frosty morning. 2. covered with frost; consist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Frost — Sm std. (8. Jh.), mhd. vrost, ahd. frost, as. frost Stammwort. Aus wg. * frusta m. Frost , auch in ae. frost; vergleichbar ist weiter anord. frost n. Abstraktum zu frieren. Adjektiv: frostig; Verb: frösteln.    Ebenso nndl. vorst, ne. frost.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • frost up — ˌfrost ˈover ˌfrost ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they frost over he/she/it frosts over …   Useful english dictionary

  • Frost — Frost, TX U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 648 Housing Units (2000): 250 Land area (2000): 1.131297 sq. miles (2.930045 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.005027 sq. miles (0.013021 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.136324 sq. miles (2.943066 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Frost* — en 2008 Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • frost — [frôst, fräst] n. [ME < OE forst, frost (akin to Ger frost) < pp. base of freosan (see FREEZE) + t (Gmc * ta), nominal suffix] 1. a freezing or state of being frozen 2. a temperature low enough to cause freezing 3. the icy crystals that… …   English World dictionary

  • Frost — Frost, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frosted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frosting}.] 1. To injure by frost; to freeze, as plants. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover with hoarfrost; to produce a surface resembling frost upon, as upon cake, metals, or glass; as, glass may… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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