Frost - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |frɔːst|  American pronunciation of the word frost
Brit.  |frɒst|  British pronunciation of the word frost


- ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside) (syn: hoar, hoarfrost, rime)
- weather cold enough to cause freezing (syn: freeze)
- the formation of frost or ice on a surface (syn: icing)
- United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963)


- decorate with frosting (syn: ice)
frost a cake
- provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance
frost the glass
she frosts her hair
- cover with frost
ice crystals frosted the glass
- damage by frost
The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and they turned brown

Extra examples

The grass was covered with frost.

Frost formed on the window.

These plants should bloom until the first frost of the season.

We had an early frost.

The cold had frosted the windows.

I have to frost the birthday cake.

Even in May we can sometimes get a late frost.

The grass and trees were white with frost.

The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and they turned brown

Our flowers were heavily damaged by a late spring frost.

...needed to move the plants into the greenhouse before the first frost killed them...

Farmers are covering their crops as a preventive measure against frost.

...refrigerate the cake after you frost it so that the frosting doesn't melt...

A sharp frost blighted all our early potatoes.

Nature showered down upon us those lovely blossoms of the frost - snow-crystals.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: frost
he/she/it: frosts
present participle: frosting
past tense: frosted
past participle: frosted
singular: frost
plural: frosts
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