Meaning of FROST in English


I. ˈfrȯst noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German frost — more at freeze

Date: before 12th century


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


a. : coldness of deportment or temperament : an indifferent, reserved, or unfriendly manner

b. : failure

the play was…a most dreadful frost — Arnold Bennett

II. verb

Date: 1635

transitive verb


a. : to cover with or as if with frost ; especially : to put icing on (cake)

b. : to produce a fine-grained slightly roughened surface on (as metal or glass)

2. : to injure or kill (as plants) by frost

3. : to make angry or irritated

that really frost s me

intransitive verb

: to become frosted

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.