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.

Definitions of frost
  1. noun
    ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
    synonyms: hoar, hoarfrost, rime
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    type of:
    ice, water ice
    water frozen in the solid state
  2. noun
    the formation of frost or ice on a surface
    synonyms: icing
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    type of:
    freeze, freezing
    the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
  3. noun
    weather cold enough to cause freezing
    synonyms: freeze
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    type of:
    cold weather
    a period of unusually cold weather
  4. verb
    cover with frost
    “ice crystals frosted the glass”
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    type of:
    cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  5. verb
    damage by frost
    “The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and they turned brown”
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    type of:
    damage
    inflict damage upon
  6. verb
    decorate with frosting
    frost a cake”
    synonyms: ice
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    type of:
    cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  7. verb
    provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance
    frost the glass”
    “she frosts her hair”
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    type of:
    cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
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