Fry
Fry Fry, n. [OE. fri, fry, seed, descendants, cf. OF. froye spawning, spawn of. fishes, little fishes, fr. L. fricare tosub (see {Friction}), but cf. also Icel. fr[ae], frj[=o], seed, Sw. & Dan. fr["o], Goth. fraiw seed, descendants.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The young of any fish. [1913 Webster]

2. A swarm or crowd, especially of little fishes; young or small things in general. [1913 Webster]

The fry of children young. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

To sever . . . the good fish from the other fry. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

We have burned two frigates, and a hundred and twenty small fry. --Walpole. [1913 Webster]


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  • Fry — may refer to the following:PeoplePlaces*Fry Canyon, Utah *Fry s Island, in the River Thames *Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (when F.R.Y. is capitalized)In cooking*Frying, a method of cooking in a pan or pot which may involve immersion in a fat… …   Wikipedia

  • Fry — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Arthur Fry (* 1931), US amerikanischer Chemiker Christopher Fry (1907–2005), britischer Schriftsteller und Dramatiker Elizabeth Fry (1780–1845), britische Menschenrechtlerin Franklin Clark Fry (1900 1968) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fry — (fr[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fried} (fr[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Frying}.] [OE. frien, F. frire, fr. L. frigere to roast, parch, fry, cf. Gr. ?, Skr. bhrajj. Cf. {Fritter}.] To cook in a pan or on a griddle (esp. with the use of fat, butter …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fry — puede referirse a Roger Fry (1866–1934), artista postimpresionista y crítico inglés. Philip J. Fry, personaje de ficción. Fry, comuna de Sena Marítimo (Francia). Fry (Grecia), capital de la isla griega de Kasos Esta página de desambiguación cat …   Wikipedia Español

  • fry — fry1 [frī] vt., vi. fried, frying [ME frien < OFr frire < L frigere, to fry < IE base * bher , to bake, roast > Pers birištan, to fry] 1. to cook or be cooked in a pan or on a griddle over direct heat, usually in hot fat or oil 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Fry — Fry, v. i. 1. To undergo the process of frying; to be subject to the action of heat in a frying pan, or on a griddle, or in a kettle of hot fat. [1913 Webster] 2. To simmer; to boil. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With crackling flames a caldron fries.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fry —   [fraɪ],    1) Christopher, eigentlich C. Harris [ hærɪs], englischer Dramatiker, * Bristol 18. 12. 1907; war zunächst Lehrer, Schauspieler und Theaterleiter, dann Verfasser v. a. von Komödien, in denen sich Heiteres und Tragisches mischen (z. B …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Fry — Fry, n. 1. A dish of anything fried. [1913 Webster] 2. A state of excitement; as, to be in a fry. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fry — ‘cook in fat’ [13] and fry ‘young fish’ [14] are quite distinct words. The former comes via Old French frire from Latin frīgere, a cooking term which covered what we would now distinguish as ‘roasting’ and ‘frying’. It goes back ultimately to… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • fry — [v] cook in hot oil brown, french fry, fricassee, frizzle, pan fry, sauté, sear, singe, sizzle; concept 170 …   New thesaurus

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