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All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Meaning of "frost" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FROST

Old English frost; related to Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old High German frost.
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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 FROST

frost  [frɒst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FROST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Frost 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 frost in English.

WHAT DOES FROST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

frost

Frost

Frost is the solid deposition of water vapor from humid air. It is formed when the temperature of a solid surface is below the freezing point of water and also below the frost point. The size of frost crystals varies depending on the time they have been building up and the amount of water vapor available. Frost crystals are translucent, but scatter light in many directions, so that a coating of frost appears white. There are many types of frost, such as radiation and window frost. Frost may damage crops or reduce future crop yields, hence farmers may take measures to prevent it forming.

Definition of frost in the English dictionary

The first definition of frost in the dictionary is an atmospheric temperature of below freezing point, characterized by the production of this deposit. Other definition of frost is degrees below freezing point: eight degrees of frost indicates a temperature of either –8°C or 24°F. Frost is also something given a cold reception; failure.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FROST

PRESENT

Present
I frost
you frost
he/she/it frosts
we frost
you frost
they frost
Present continuous
I am frosting
you are frosting
he/she/it is frosting
we are frosting
you are frosting
they are frosting
Present perfect
I have frosted
you have frosted
he/she/it has frosted
we have frosted
you have frosted
they have frosted
Present perfect continuous
I have been frosting
you have been frosting
he/she/it has been frosting
we have been frosting
you have been frosting
they have been frosting
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 frosted
you frosted
he/she/it frosted
we frosted
you frosted
they frosted
Past continuous
I was frosting
you were frosting
he/she/it was frosting
we were frosting
you were frosting
they were frosting
Past perfect
I had frosted
you had frosted
he/she/it had frosted
we had frosted
you had frosted
they had frosted
Past perfect continuous
I had been frosting
you had been frosting
he/she/it had been frosting
we had been frosting
you had been frosting
they had been frosting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you frost
we let´s frost
you frost
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to frost
Past participle
frosted
Present Participle
frosting
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 FROST


accost
əˈkɒst
Bifrost
ˈbɪvrɒst
compost
ˈkɒmpɒst
cost
kɒst
criss-crossed
ˈkrɪsˌkrɒst
defrost
diːˈfrɒst
embossed
ɪmˈbɒst
hoarfrost
ˈhɔːˌfrɒst
Landdrost
ˈlændrɒst
Landrost
ˈlændrɒst
long-lost
ˈlɒŋlɒst
lost
lɒst
low-cost
ˌləʊˈkɒst
non-prossed
ˌnɒnˈprɒst
Pentecost
ˈpɛntɪˌkɒst
permafrost
ˈpɜːməˌfrɒst
repost
rɪˈpɒst
riposte
rɪˈpɒst
uncrossed
ʌnˈkrɒst
wast
wɒst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FROST

frosh
frost cog
frost heave
frost heaving
frost hollow
frost line
frost stud
frost-free
frostbite
frostbitten
frostbound
frosted
frosted glass
frostfish
frostier
frostiest
frostily
frostiness
frosting
frostless

WORDS THAT END LIKE FROST

air frost
almost
at any cost
black frost
boost
degrees of frost
ghost
glazed frost
ground frost
Holy Ghost
host
Jack Frost
last post
most
outpost
post
Prost
silver frost
the most
white frost

Synonyms and antonyms of frost in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FROST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «frost» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of frost

Translation of «frost» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FROST

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

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

helada
570 millions of speakers

English

frost
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ठंढ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صَقِيع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мороз
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

geada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তুষার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

givre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Fros
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Frost
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

서리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Frost
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sương giá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பனி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दंव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

don
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

brina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mróz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мороз
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gheață
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παγωνιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ryp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

frost
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

frost
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of frost

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FROST»

The term «frost» is very widely used and occupies the 8.607 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FROST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «frost» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «frost» 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 frost

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10 QUOTES WITH «FROST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word frost.
1
Alan Autry
We can no longer let the threat of an early frost send a chill of fear throughout a large portion of our workforce. Diversification is the only answer.
2
Lewis Clarke
I've been through the entire list of Polar problems. I knew it would be hard, but it's harder than I ever thought it would be. I've suffered from blisters, a high-altitude cough, frost nip, and I even managed to break a ski they told me was unbreakable.
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Peter Davison
Frost is the most sophisticated of poets.
4
Thomas Hood
Frost is the greatest artist in our clime - he paints in nature and describes in rime.
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Meriwether Lewis
Great numbers of the Indians pass our camp on their hunting excursions: the day was clear and pleasant, but last night was very cold and there was a white frost.
6
Paul Muldoon
Frost isn't exactly despised but not enough people have worked out what a brilliant poet he was.
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Walter Pater
Not to discriminate every moment some passionate attitude in those about us, and in the very brilliancy of their gifts some tragic dividing on their ways, is, on this short day of frost and sun, to sleep before evening.
8
Jeremy Rifkin
Back in 1983, the United States government approved the release of the first genetically modified organism. In this case, it was a bacteria that prevents frost on food crops.
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J. R. R. Tolkien
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.
10
Gilbert White
We have had a very severe frost and deep snow this month. My thermometer was one day fourteen degrees and a half below the freezing point, within doors.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FROST»

Discover the use of frost in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to frost and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Frost: A Novel
This debut novel by Thomas Bernhard, which came out in German in 1963 and is now being published in English for the first time, marks the beginning of what was one of the twentieth century’s most powerful, provocative literary careers.
Thomas Bernhard, 2010
2
Crimson Frost
Arrested in the middle of her first date with Logan and wrongly accused of helping the Reapers free the evil god Loki, Gwen is shocked to learn that her accuser is Logan's father and that everyone at Mythos Academy believes she is guilty.
Jennifer Estep, 2012
3
Frost
The one Johnny knows only as Frost . . . In this supernatural thriller, Johnny's friends and brother must piece together the reason for his strange behaviour to save him -- and all of mankind -- from Frost's plan for a new ice age.
Nicole Luiken, 2007
4
Frost
This biographical drama tells the story of Robert Frost's life, primarily using his own words and works. In 'Frost' Robert Frost has come back to life and stepped onto the stage in all of his former glory.
William Roetzheim, 2007
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Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered
Although this book does not attempt to revive the image of Frost as a benign, white-haired sage, it does present him in a strikingly different light than did Lawrance Thompson's controversial three-volume biography.
William H. Pritchard, 1993
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Experiencing Father's Embrace
The author's style of writing makes this book easy to read, yet it is one of the most thorough and profoundly impacting books available on knowing God as a Father.
Jack Frost, 2006
7
The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete ...
This definitive, paperback edition brings together more than three hundred fifty of Frost's poems, each one with annotations providing complete bibliographic information and noting any textual changes
Robert Frost, Edward Connery Lathem, 1979
8
Kiss of Frost
Now in her second year as a warrior-in-training at Mythos Academy, Gwen Frost learns that one of her fellow students is secretly a Reaper who wants her dead.
Jennifer Estep, 2011
9
Frost Wolf
When a terrible danger threatens the wolves of the Beyond, outsider Faolan must take a leadership role and inspire the pack to stand together.
Kathryn Lasky, 2011
10
Dark Frost
It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can't use my magic to find.
Jennifer Estep, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FROST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term frost is used in the context of the following news items.
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Snow still possible in Qld as frost comes
The dry air from southerly winds also mean there'll be more frost in some regions, particularly paddock and grazing areas, and sheep farmers ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
2
Robert Frost 1, Joyce Kilmer 0
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont's Supreme Court has decided that wisdom from a poem by Robert Frost is lovelier than a 65-year-old ... «Waterbury Republican American, Jul 15»
3
Janzen, Funk, Frost, Bryant share lead on Champions Tour
Lee Janzen follows through on a tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the Encompass Championship golf tournament Friday, July ... «Boston Herald, Jul 15»
4
Looking For Steady Investment Returns? Bet on Cullen/Frost
Cullen/Frost's steady capital deployment activities look impressive. In Apr 2015, the company hiked its quarterly stock dividend by 4% and ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
5
Regional softball: Frost leads Don Bosco into regional finals
Don Bosco's Morgan Frost slides safely into second base under the throw to Belle Plaine's Morgan Straight during Friday's Class 1A regional ... «Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Jul 15»
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Frost & Sullivan Recognises Emerson Process Management for its …
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has ... Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognise companies in a ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
7
Early frost on barbed wire snags votes for Photo of the Day
IT was a very tight vote for Photo of the Day yesterday, with this beautiful image of early morning frost on a barbed wire fence, submitted by ... «Northern Star, Jul 15»
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Consumer Relations Consortium Welcomes Frost-Arnett and …
The Consumer Relations Consortium (CRC) today announced the addition of two new member companies, The Frost-Arnett Company and ... «InsideARM, Jul 15»
9
Opko Health CEO Phillip Md Et Al Frost Acquires 7200 Shares (OPK)
Opko Health logo Opko Health (NYSE:OPK) CEO Phillip Md Et Al Frost purchased 7,200 shares of Opko Health stock in a transaction that occurred on ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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Bid to find out who killed Elsie Frost
STRIDING along a canal towpath in her bright red anorak and new shoes, Elsie Frost had her whole life ahead of her. The 14-year-old had been to watch her ... «The Sun, Jul 15»

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