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English noun: frost

1. frost (substance) ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

Synonymshoar, hoarfrost, rime

Broader (hypernym)ice, water ice

2. frost (phenomenon) weather cold enough to cause freezing


Broader (hypernym)cold weather

3. frost (process) the formation of frost or ice on a surface


Broader (hypernym)freeze, freezing

4. Frost (person) United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963)

SynonymsRobert Frost, Robert Lee Frost

Instance hypernympoet

English verb: frost

1. frost (contact) decorate with frosting

SamplesFrost a cake.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

2. frost (contact) provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance

SamplesFrost the glass.
She frosts her hair.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

3. frost (contact) cover with frost

SamplesIce crystals frosted the glass.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

4. frost (change) damage by frost

SamplesThe icy precipitation frosted the flowers and they turned brown.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)damage

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