Definition of "frost" []

  • A deposit of minute ice crystals formed when water vapor condenses at a temperature below freezing. (noun)
  • A temperature low enough to cause freezing. (noun)
  • The process of freezing. (noun)
  • A cold or icy manner. (noun)
  • To cover with frost. (verb-transitive)
  • A white deposit of ice particles, esp one formed on objects out of doors at night (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An atmospheric temperature of below freezing point, characterized by the production of this deposit (noun)
  • Degrees below freezing point: eight degrees of frost indicates a temperature of either –8°C or 24°F (noun)
  • Something given a cold reception; failure (noun)
  • Coolness of manner (noun)
  • The act of freezing (noun)
  • To cover or be covered with frost (verb)
  • To give a frostlike appearance to (glass, etc), as by means of a fine-grained surface (verb)
  • To decorate (cakes, etc) with icing or frosting (verb)
  • To kill or damage (crops, etc) with frost (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "frost" in a sentence
  • "[95] On the 21st of December, 1564, began a frost referred to by Fleming, in his Index to _Holinshed_, as the "_frost called the great frost_," which lasted till the 3rd of January, 1565."
  • "I ask myself what sort of an agent is that which we call frost?"
  • "Dr. Carter writes, "While the term frost is used frequently as part of such names, these ice formations are not a product of frost."