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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)

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.

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."