Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “Fahrenheit”

See all translations

Fahrenheit

adjective, noun [U] uk   /ˈfær.ən.haɪt/ ( written abbreviation F) us  
(of) a measurement of temperature on a standard in which 32° is the temperature at which water freezes and 212° that at which it boils: Shall I give you the temperature in Celsius or in Fahrenheit? It was 80°F in the shade. Data are recorded in degrees Fahrenheit.
Compare
More examples
(Definition of Fahrenheit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of Fahrenheit?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “Fahrenheit” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More