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frost (frôst, frŏst)
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n.
1.
a. A deposit of minute ice crystals formed when water vapor condenses at a temperature below freezing.
b. A period of weather when such deposits form.
2. A cold manner or period of disaffection: a frost in diplomatic relations.
v. frost·ed, frost·ing, frosts
v.tr.
1. To cover with frost.
2. To damage or kill by frost.
3. To cover (glass, for example) with a roughened or speckled decorative surface.
4. To cover or decorate with icing: frost a cake.
5. To bleach or lighten the color of (hair) with dye so that some but not all strands are changed in color.
6. Slang To anger or upset: What really frosted me about the incident was the fact that you lied.
v.intr.
To become covered with frost: The windshield frosted up overnight.

[Middle English, from Old English; see preus- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

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Frost (frôst, frŏst), Robert Lee 1874-1963.
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American poet whose deceptively simple works, often set in rural New England, explore the relationships between individuals and between people and nature. His collections include A Boy's Will (1913) and In the Clearing (1962). He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1924, 1931, 1937, and 1943.
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Robert Frost
photographed in 1962

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
 

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