- frost used 6 times.
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
(Heb. kerah, from its smoothness) Job 37:10 (R.V., "ice"); Genesis 31:40; Jeremiah 36:30; rendered "ice" in Job 6:16, 38:29; and "crystal" in Ezekiel 1:22. "At the present day frost is entirely unknown in the lower portions of the valley of the Jordan, but slight frosts are sometimes felt on the sea-coast and near Lebanon." Throughout Western Asia cold frosty nights are frequently succeeded by warm days.
In Psalms 78:47 the word rendered "frost" (R.V. marg., "great hail-stones"), hanamal, occurs only there. It is rendered by Gesenius, the Hebrew lexicographer, "ant," and so also by others, but the usual interpretation derived from the ancient versions may be maintained.
1. A fluid congealed by cold into ice or crystals; as hoar-frost, which is dew or vapor congealed.
He scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes. Psalms 147:1.
2. The act of freezing; congelation of fluids.
The third day comes a frost a killing frost
3. In physiology, that state or temperature of the air which occasions freezing or the coagelation of water.
4. The appearance of plants sparkling with icy crystals.
FROST, verb transitive
1. In cookery, to cover or sprinkle with a composition of sugar, resembling hoar-frost; as, to frost cake.
2. To cover with any thing resembling hoarfrost.
FROST'BITTEN, adjective Nipped, withered or affected by frost.
FROST'ED, participle passive
1. Covered with a composition like white frost.
2. adjective Having hair changed to a gray or white color, as if covered with hoar-frost; as a head frosted by age.
1. With frost or excessive cold.
2. Without warmth of affection; coldly.
FROST'INESS, noun The state or quality of being frosty; freezing cold.
FROST'ING, participle present tense covering with something resembling hoar-frost.
FROST'ING, noun the composition resembling hoar-frost, used to cover cake, etc.
FROST'LESS, adjective Free from frost; as a frostless winter.
FROST'NAIL, noun a nail driven into a horse-shoe, to prevent the horse from slipping on ice. In some of the United States, the ends of the shoe are pointed for this purpose, and these points are called calks.
FROST'WORK, noun Work resembling hoar-frost on shrubs.
1. Producing frost; having power to congeal water; as a frosty night; frosty weather.
2. Containing frost; as, the grass is frosty
3. Chill in affection; without warmth of affection or courage.
4. Resembling hoar-frost; white gray-haired; as a frosty head.