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frost /frɒst/ n
  1. a white deposit of ice particles, esp one formed on objects out of doors at night
  2. an atmospheric temperature of below freezing point, characterized by the production of this deposit
  3. degrees below freezing point: eight degrees of frost indicates a temperature of either –8°C or 24°F
  4. informal something given a cold reception; failure
  5. informal coolness of manner
  6. the act of freezing
vb
  1. to cover or be covered with frost
  2. (transitive) to give a frostlike appearance to (glass, etc), as by means of a fine-grained surface
  3. (transitive) chiefly US Canadian to decorate (cakes, etc) with icing or frosting
  4. (transitive) to kill or damage (crops, etc) with frost
Etymology: Old English frost; related to Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old High German frost; see freeze



Frost /frɒst/ n
  1. Sir David (Paradine). born 1939, British television presenter and executive, noted esp for political interviews
  2. Robert (Lee). 1874–1963, US poet, noted for his lyrical verse on country life in New England. His books include A Boy's Will (1913), North of Boston (1914), and New Hampshire (1923)



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