frost

Frost is a thin, icy coating that forms on very cold, damp nights. During a New England winter, you'll have to scrape frost off your car windshield almost every morning.

Frost is made of tiny crystals of ice that appear white and tend to form on windows, the ground, trees, and cars. While frost can be lovely on a window, with its snowflake shapes and patterns, it can also be dangerous for farm crops if it forms unexpectedly early or late in the year. Frost comes directly from the Old English, and it has a Proto-Germanic root.

Primary Meanings of frost

1.
nv
ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
cover with frost
2.
v
decorate with frosting
3.
v
provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance
Full Definitions of frost
1

n ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

Synonyms:
hoar, hoarfrost, rime
Type of:
ice, water ice
water frozen in the solid state

n the formation of frost or ice on a surface

Synonyms:
icing
Type of:
freeze, freezing
the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid

n weather cold enough to cause freezing

Synonyms:
freeze
Type of:
cold weather
a period of unusually cold weather

v cover with frost

“ice crystals frosted the glass”
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered

v damage by frost

“The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and they turned brown”
Type of:
damage
inflict damage upon
2

v decorate with frosting

frost a cake”
Synonyms:
ice
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered
3

v provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance

frost the glass”
“she frosts her hair”
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered

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