Meaning of FROST in English



Pronunciation: ' fro ̇ st

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German frost ― more at FREEZE

Date: before 12th century

1 a : the process of freezing b : a covering of minute ice crystals on a cold surface also : ice particles formed from a gas c : the temperature that causes freezing

2 a : coldness of deportment or temperament : an indifferent, reserved, or unfriendly manner b : FAILURE <the play was ⋯ a most dreadful frost ― Arnold Bennett>

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