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I have no interest in being a celebrity. I wouldn't go to anything that I wasn't involved in just for the sake of wearing a nice frock and having my picture taken. That part of the business doesn't make me feel very comfortable.
Michelle Gomez

Meaning of "frock" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FROCK

From Old French froc; related to Old Saxon, Old High German hroc coat.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FROCK

frock  [frɒk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FROCK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Frock is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb frock in English.

WHAT DOES FROCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Frock

Frock has been used since Middle English as the name for an article of clothing for men and women. It is sometimes synonymously used for skirt. In British English and in Commonwealth countries the word is used for a girl's or woman's dress. In Australia it is frequently used this way, with the phrase "to frock up" meaning to wear a formal dress or gown for a special occasion.

Definition of frock in the English dictionary

The first definition of frock in the dictionary is a girl's or woman's dress. Other definition of frock is a loose garment of several types, such as a peasant's smock. Frock is also a coarse wide-sleeved outer garment worn by members of some religious orders.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FROCK

PRESENT

Present
I frock
you frock
he/she/it frocks
we frock
you frock
they frock
Present continuous
I am frocking
you are frocking
he/she/it is frocking
we are frocking
you are frocking
they are frocking
Present perfect
I have frocked
you have frocked
he/she/it has frocked
we have frocked
you have frocked
they have frocked
Present perfect continuous
I have been frocking
you have been frocking
he/she/it has been frocking
we have been frocking
you have been frocking
they have been frocking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I frocked
you frocked
he/she/it frocked
we frocked
you frocked
they frocked
Past continuous
I was frocking
you were frocking
he/she/it was frocking
we were frocking
you were frocking
they were frocking
Past perfect
I had frocked
you had frocked
he/she/it had frocked
we had frocked
you had frocked
they had frocked
Past perfect continuous
I had been frocking
you had been frocking
he/she/it had been frocking
we had been frocking
you had been frocking
they had been frocking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will frock
you will frock
he/she/it will frock
we will frock
you will frock
they will frock
Future continuous
I will be frocking
you will be frocking
he/she/it will be frocking
we will be frocking
you will be frocking
they will be frocking
Future perfect
I will have frocked
you will have frocked
he/she/it will have frocked
we will have frocked
you will have frocked
they will have frocked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been frocking
you will have been frocking
he/she/it will have been frocking
we will have been frocking
you will have been frocking
they will have been frocking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would frock
you would frock
he/she/it would frock
we would frock
you would frock
they would frock
Conditional continuous
I would be frocking
you would be frocking
he/she/it would be frocking
we would be frocking
you would be frocking
they would be frocking
Conditional perfect
I would have frock
you would have frock
he/she/it would have frock
we would have frock
you would have frock
they would have frock
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been frocking
you would have been frocking
he/she/it would have been frocking
we would have been frocking
you would have been frocking
they would have been frocking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you frock
we let´s frock
you frock
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to frock
Past participle
frocked
Present Participle
frocking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FROCK


baroque
bəˈrɒk
bedrock
ˈbɛdˌrɒk
broch
brɒk
brock
brɒk
Ceroc
səˈrɒk
croc
krɒk
crock
krɒk
Duroc
ˈdjʊərɒk
grok
ɡrɒk
Gyprock
ˈdʒɪprɒk
hardrock
ˈhɑːdˌrɒk
moonrock
ˈmuːnˌrɒk
Ragnarok
ˈrɑːɡnəˌrɒk
rimrock
ˈrɪmˌrɒk
roc
rɒk
rock
rɒk
sciroc
ʃɪˈrɒk
shamrock
ˈʃæmˌrɒk
sheetrock
ˈʃiːtˌrɒk
slickrock
ˈslɪkˌrɒk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FROCK

fro
Frobisher
Frobisher Bay
frock coat
frock tart
frocking
frockless
froe
Froebel
frog
frog kick
frog orchid
frog pad
frog spit
frog spittle
frog-bit
frogeye
frogeyed
frogfish
frogged

WORDS THAT END LIKE FROCK

acid rock
alt-rock
cap rock
cock-of-the-rock
cock rock
country rock
desert rock
folk-rock
glam rock
hard rock
jazz rock
like a shag on a rock
moon rock
post-rock
prog rock
progressive rock
punk rock
reservoir rock
Thurrock
wall rock

Synonyms and antonyms of frock in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FROCK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «frock» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of frock
costume · dress · ensemble · garment · get-up · gown · outfit · rigout · robe · suit

Translation of «frock» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FROCK

Find out the translation of frock to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of frock from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «frock» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

连身裙
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vestido
570 millions of speakers

English

frock
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फ्रॉक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فستان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

платье
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vestido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফ্রক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

robe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jaket
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kleid
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ワンピース
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

드레스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

áo dài
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கவுன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फ्रॉक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

frak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vestito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kitel
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

плаття
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rochie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φόρεμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rok
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

frock
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjole
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of frock

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FROCK»

The term «frock» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.694 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FROCK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «frock» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «frock» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about frock

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4 QUOTES WITH «FROCK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word frock.
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Michelle Gomez
I have no interest in being a celebrity. I wouldn't go to anything that I wasn't involved in just for the sake of wearing a nice frock and having my picture taken. That part of the business doesn't make me feel very comfortable.
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Deborah Mailman
I'm not a girly girl, never have been. I really admire those who love to frock up.
3
James Martineau
The pinafore of the child will be more than a match for the frock of the bishop and the surplice of the priest.
4
Caitlin Moran
If you can find a frock you look nice in and can run up three flights of stairs, you're not fat.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FROCK»

Discover the use of frock in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to frock and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Petticoats and Frock Coats: Revolution and Victorian-Age ...
Read about Revolutionary and early 1800s fashions-from pantaloons to silk stockings to tricornered hats-in this fascinating book!
Cynthia Overbeck Bix, 2011
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Edouard Manet: Rebel in a Frock Coat
"Richly detailed and informative, (this biography) exposes the character of an artist who maintained a sharply defined duality between his public and private personas" ("Philadelphia Inquirer" and "grants us a far deeper understanding of ...
Beth Archer Brombert, 1997
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The Frock-Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of ...
Tristram Hunt relishes the diversity and exuberance of Engels's era: how one of the great bon viveurs of Victorian Britain reconciled his raucous personal life with this uncompromising political philosophy.
Tristram Hunt, 2009
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Frock Rock: Women Performing Popular Music
The book then examines the everyday worlds of women's music-making from bands just starting up to the professional stage: songwriting, rehearsing, the first gig, getting a manager, record companies, recording, and touring."--BOOK JACKET.
Mavis Bayton, 1998
5
Rock that Frock! (Coleen Style Queen, Book 3)
Introducing Coleen Style Queen – a fictional character inspired by the childhood of leading style icon, Coleen McLoughlin. This is a gorgeous series about boys, friendship, family and fashion.
Coleen McLoughlin, 2010
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Like I Give a Frock: Fashion Forecasts and Meaningless ...
Michi does this before you even know that you're thinking it... About the author Michi Girl is a self-taught weather girl. She has a daily newsletter that she delivers into the inboxes of many a cool girl (and a handful of boys).
Michi, Michi Girl, 2009
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Lottie's white frock and other stories
LOTTIE'S. WHITE. FROCK. 0. H, mamma ! Miss Wells is going to take us all claimed Lottie Clifton, rushing into the parlour where her mamma was sitting at work. " It is to be a juvenile picnic party. All the girls are going. We are to spend the ...
Lottie (fict.name.), 1870
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Frock coats and epaulets: the men who led the Confederacy
A highly regarded psychological analysis of Confederate military and political leaders.
Alf Johnson Mapp, 1996
9
Changing How the World Does Business: Fedex's Incredible ...
This book chronicles the dramatic last-minute saves and turnarounds Federal Express engineered from its inception to the present.
Roger Frock, 2009
10
Peggy in Her Blue Frock
Excerpt: ...They helped about this.
Eliza Orne White, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FROCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term frock is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Amanda Holden looks gorgeous in blue and white polka dot frock
The stiletto heels lengthened the television star's 5ft 3" frame as she strutted around in the morning sunshine. Amanda sported a light glow and ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Elle Fanning dons green dress to present John Cameron Mitchell …
The 17-year-old ingénue paired her plunging, pale green frock with ornate broaches and chrome pumps selected by her stylist Samantha ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Charli XCX just rocked the CRAZIEST frock we've ever seen
Charli XCX is famed for her love of out-there patterns and daring co-ords but the singer took her unusual sartorial choices to the next level ... «Reveal, Jul 15»
4
Kate Middleton's $425 Wimbledon Dress: SHOP Her Radiant Red …
... Middleton as she made a bold and bright entrance at Wimbledon in a L.K. Bennett dress — and you can SHOP for her exact frock right here. «Hollywood Life, Jul 15»
5
Michelle Rodriguez looks stunning in a silver frock at Paris Fashion …
She teamed her frock with a pair of black high heels showing off her perfect pins. As she made her way in to the fashion show the star wore a pair of round ... «South Carolina SC, Jul 15»
6
Kate Middleton At Wimbledon: Duchess Dazzles In A Red Frock
Kate Middleton and Prince William stepped out Wednesday to watch the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, and as expected the ... «Starpulse.com, Jul 15»
7
Charli XCX goes girly in slinky metallic frock!
Charli XCX ditched the crazy co-ords and baggy suits for a girly frock at the Vivienne Westwood and Cambridge Satchel Company party in ... «Reveal, Jul 15»
8
PHOTOS: Emilia Clarke Shines in Dior Frock
Terminator Genisys star Emilia Clarke, 28, was a vision in red at the Japanese Premiere of her new film, held at the Roppongi Hills Arena in ... «Heavy.com, Jul 15»
9
Oo-er! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley bares all in raunchy frock!
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley quite literally stole the show at Paris Fashion Week as she took her seat on the FROW in this barely there frock! «Reveal, Jul 15»
10
Gimme That! Miranda Kerr's $10 Breezy Blue H&M Dress
First sporting the summer-perfect dress at LAX, the 32-year-old reemerged post-flight in Austria wearing the same flirty frock, this time paired ... «E! Online, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Frock [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/frock>. Jul 2020 ».
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