Frost Frost, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frosted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frosting}.] 1. To injure by frost; to freeze, as plants. [1913 Webster]

2. To cover with hoarfrost; to produce a surface resembling frost upon, as upon cake, metals, or glass; as, glass may be frosted by exposure to hydrofluoric acid. [1913 Webster]

While with a hoary light she frosts the ground. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

3. To roughen or sharpen, as the nail heads or calks of horseshoes, so as to fit them for frosty weather. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Frosted — Frost ed, a. 1. Covered with hoarfrost or anything resembling hoarfrost; ornamented with frosting; also, frost bitten; as, a frosted cake; frosted donuts. [1913 Webster] 2. Provided with a surface finish which is matte or with a very fine grain,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frosted — 1640s of whitening hair; 1680s of glass; 1734 of sugar or icing, pp. adj. from FROST (Cf. frost) …   Etymology dictionary

  • frosted — ► ADJECTIVE 1) covered with or as if with frost. 2) (of glass) having a translucent textured surface so that it is difficult to see through …   English terms dictionary

  • frosted — [[t]frɒ̱stɪd, AM frɔ͟ːst [/t]] 1) ADJ Frosted glass is glass that you cannot see through clearly. The top half of the door to his office was of frosted glass. 2) ADJ Frosted means covered with frost. ...the frosted trees. 3) ADJ Frosted means… …   English dictionary

  • frosted — frost|ed [ˈfrɔstıd US ˈfro:stıd] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(glass)¦ 2¦(cold weather)¦ 3¦(cake)¦ 4¦(hair)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(GLASS)¦ frosted glass/window etc frosted glass has been given a rough surface, so that it is not transparent ▪ the frosted glass of the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • FroSTed — Infobox musical artist Name = froSTed Img capt = The album Cold (1996). Img size = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = USA Genre = Pop punk Years active = 1995 1998 Label = DGC Associated acts = Jane Wiedlin Go Go s Current members = Jane …   Wikipedia

  • frosted — /fraw stid, fros tid/, adj. 1. covered with or having frost. 2. made frostlike in appearance, as certain translucent glass: a frosted window; a frosted light bulb. 3. coated or decorated with frosting or icing, as a cake. 4. (of hair) highlighted …   Universalium

  • frosted — Synonyms and related words: affectless, alcoholic drink, anesthetized, arctic, argent, argentine, autistic, beverage, blunt, canescent, catatonic, chalky, chill, chilly, cold, cold as charity, cold blooded, coldhearted, cool, cretaceous,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • frosted — adjective a) to have frost present; frosty Eiswein is made from frosted grapes. b) to appear to have frost She installed frosted windows since there is a clear view of her bathroom from her neighbors bedroom …   Wiktionary

  • frosted — frost|ed [ frɔstəd ] adjective usually before noun 1. ) AMERICAN covered with FROSTING: a pink frosted birthday cake 2. ) containing small pieces of a shiny substance: frosted lipstick 3. ) MAINLY LITERARY covered with FROST …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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