frog(redirected from A frog)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
a. Any of numerous tailless aquatic, semiaquatic, or terrestrial amphibians of the order Anura, characteristically having a short vertebral column, a large head, long hind legs used for leaping, and a tadpole stage as larvae.
b. Any of various usually aquatic members of this order having smoother skin and longer hind legs than the toads.
2. A wedge-shaped, horny prominence in the sole of a horse's hoof.
3. A loop fastened to a belt to hold a tool or weapon.
4. An ornamental looped braid or cord with a button or knot for fastening the front of a garment.
5. A device on intersecting railroad tracks that permits wheels to cross the junction.
6. A spiked or perforated device used to support stems in a flower arrangement.
7. The nut of a violin bow.
8. Informal Hoarseness or phlegm in the throat.
9. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of French birth or descent.
[Middle English frogge, from Old English frogga.]
1. (Animals) any insectivorous anuran amphibian of the family Ranidae, such as Rana temporaria of Europe, having a short squat tailless body with a moist smooth skin and very long hind legs specialized for hopping
2. (Animals) any of various similar amphibians of related families, such as the tree frog.
3. any spiked or perforated object used to support plant stems in a flower arrangement
4. (Building) a recess in a brick to reduce its weight
5. (Pathology) a frog in one's throat phlegm on the vocal cords that affects one's speech
vb, frogs, frogging or frogged
(Hunting) (intr) to hunt or catch frogs
[Old English frogga; related to Old Norse froskr, Old High German forsk]
1. (Clothing & Fashion) (often plural) a decorative fastening of looped braid or cord, as on the front of a 19th-century military uniform
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a loop or other attachment on a belt to hold the scabbard of a sword, etc
3. (Instruments) music
a. the ledge or ridge at the upper end of the fingerboard of a violin, cello, etc, over which the strings pass to the tuning pegs
b. the end of a violin bow that is held by the player. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): nut
[C18: perhaps ultimately from Latin floccus tuft of hair, flock2]
(Anatomy) a tough elastic horny material in the centre of the sole of a horse's foot
[C17: of uncertain origin]
(Railways) a grooved plate of iron or steel placed to guide train wheels over an intersection of railway lines
[C19: of uncertain origin; perhaps a special use of frog1]
n, pl Frogs or Froggies
a derogatory word for a French person
n., v. frogged, frog•ging,
1. any tailless stout-bodied amphibian of the order Anura, including the smooth, moist-skinned frog species that live in a damp or semiaquatic habitat and the warty drier-skinned toad species that are mostly terrestrial as adults.
2. Also called true frog , ranid. any frog of the widespread family Ranidae, which are mostly semiaquatic and have smooth, moist skin and long hind legs used for leaping.
3. a slight hoarseness, usu. caused by mucus on the vocal cords: a frog in the throat.
4. (often cap.) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a French person or a person of French descent.)
5. a small holder made of heavy material, placed in a bowl or vase to hold flower stems in position.
6. the nut of a violin bow.v.i.
7. to hunt and catch frogs.adj.
8. (often cap.) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. French or Frenchlike.
[before 1000; Middle English frogge, Old English frogga, frocga]
usage: Definitions 4 and 9 are slurs and should be avoided. These senses are used with disparaging intent and are perceived as highly insulting.
1. an ornamental fastening for the front of a coat, consisting of a button and a loop through which it passes.
2. a sheath suspended from a belt and supporting a scabbard.
a device at the intersection of two railroad tracks to permit the wheels and flanges on one track to cross or branch from the other.
[1840–50, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
a triangular mass of elastic horny substance in the middle of the sole of the foot of a horse or related animal.
[1600–10; compare earlier frush in same sense]
Any of numerous amphibians typically having smooth, moist skin, webbed feet, long hind legs used for leaping, and no tail when fully grown. Frogs mostly live in or around water, but some species, such as tree frogs, live on land. Compare toad.
Past participle: frogged
1. Part of a turning plow that helps hold the landside and moldboard together.
2. The central part of a horse’s hoof.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||frog - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species|
amphibian - cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
ranid, true frog - insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs
robber frog - small terrestrial frog of tropical America
barking frog, Hylactophryne augusti, robber frog - of southwest United States and Mexico; call is like a dog's bark
crapaud, Leptodactylus pentadactylus, South American bullfrog - large toothed frog of South America and Central America resembling the bullfrog
tree frog, tree-frog - any of various Old World arboreal frogs distinguished from true frogs by adhesive suckers on the toes
Ascaphus trui, bell toad, ribbed toad, tailed frog, tailed toad - western North American frog with a taillike copulatory organ
Liopelma hamiltoni - primitive New Zealand frog with four unwebbed toes on forefeet and five on hind feet
true toad - tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin
Alytes obstetricans, obstetrical toad, midwife toad - European toad whose male carries the fertilized eggs wrapped around its hind legs until they hatch
Bombina bombina, fire-bellied toad - toad of central and eastern Europe having red or orange patches mixed with black on its underside
spadefoot, spadefoot toad - a burrowing toad of the northern hemisphere with a horny spade-like projection on each hind foot
tree frog, tree toad, tree-frog - arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America
Gastrophryne olivacea, western narrow-mouthed toad - small secretive toad with smooth tough skin of central and western North America
sheep frog - mostly of Central America
tongueless frog - almost completely aquatic frog native to Africa and Panama and northern South America
South American poison toad - a South American toad
|2.||frog - a person of French descent|
|3.||frog - a decorative loop of braid or cord|
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
|Verb||1.||frog - hunt frogs for food|
grenouillemangeur de grenouilles
con ếchcon ngoécon nháiếchnhái
n → Froschmann m
pl (Cook) → Froschschenkel pl
n → Froschlaich m
→ Frosch m; to have a frog in one’s throat → einen Frosch im Hals haben; he’s a big frog in a small pond (US) → er ist ein großes Tier am Ort (inf)
n (= fastening) → Paspelverschluss m
a small jumping animal, without a tail, that lives on land and in water. padda ضِفْدَع жаба rã žába der Frosch frø βάτραχοςrana konn قورباغه sammakko grenouilleצפרדע मेंढक žaba béka kodok froskur rana かえる 개구리 varlė varde katak kikkerfroskżaba چونګښه rA broască лягушка žaba žaba žaba groda กบ kurbağa 蛙 жаба مینڈک con ếch 蛙ˈfrogman noun
an underwater swimmer who uses breathing apparatus and flippers. vinduiker ضِفْدَع بَشَري леководолаз homem-rã žabí muž (potápěč) der Froschmann frømand βατραχάνθρωποςhombre rana akvalangist غواص sammakkomies homme-grenouilleצוללן गोताखोर covjek-žaba békaember manusia katak froskmaður, sundkafari sommozzatore 潜水夫 잠수부 akvalangininkas akvalangists penyelam kikvorsmanfroskemann, dykkerpłetwonurek لامبی homem-rA scafandru легководолаз žabí muž človek žaba čovek žaba grodman มนุษย์กบ kurbağa adam 蛙人 водолаз زیر آب تیرنے والا تیراک جو آکسیجن اور دیگر لوازمات سے لیس ہوتا ہے người nhái 蛙人