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Meaning of “frost” in the English Dictionary

"frost" in British English

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frostnoun

uk   /frɒst/  us   /frɑːst/
B2 [U] the ​thin, ​whitelayer of ​ice that ​forms when the ​airtemperature is below the ​freezingpoint of ​water, ​especiallyoutside at ​night: When I ​woke up this ​morning, the ​ground was ​covered with frost.B2 [C or U] a ​weathercondition in which the ​airtemperaturefalls below the ​freezingpoint of ​water, ​especiallyoutside at ​night: There was a frost last ​night. There were a lot of hard/​heavy (= ​severe) frosts that ​winter.

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frostverb

uk   /frɒst/  us   /frɑːst/
(Definition of frost from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"frost" in American English

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frostnoun [U]

 us   /frɔst/
  • frost noun [U] (WHITE LAYER)

earth science water in the ​air that ​freezes when it ​touches a ​coldsurface and ​forms a ​white, ​powderylayer: There was frost on the ​grass in the early ​morning. An early frost ​killed some of my ​tomatoes.

frostverb

 us   /frɔst/
  • frost verb (COVER CAKE)

[T] (also ice) to ​cover a ​cake with a ​thinlayer of ​sugarmixed with a ​liquid
  • frost verb (COVER WITH ICE)

[I/T] to ​cover or ​becomecovered with a ​white, ​powderylayer of ice : [I] The ​windshield frosted up ​overnight.
(Definition of frost from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “frost”
in Korean 서리…
in Arabic صَقيع…
in Malaysian embun beku, dingin beku…
in French givre, gel(ée)…
in Russian иней, мороз…
in Chinese (Traditional) 霜期, 冰凍天氣, 霜…
in Italian gelo, gelata, brina…
in Turkish don, kırağı, ayaz…
in Polish szron, mróz…
in Spanish escarcha, helada…
in Vietnamese sự đông giá, sương giá…
in Portuguese geada…
in Thai น้ำค้างแข็ง, อากาศหนาวจัด…
in German der Frost…
in Catalan glaçada, gebre…
in Japanese 霜…
in Chinese (Simplified) 霜期, 冰冻天气, 霜…
in Indonesian embun beku, hawa dingin…
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