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frock

 (frŏk)
n.
1. A dress.
2. A long loose outer garment, as that worn by artists and craftspeople; a smock.
3. A woolen garment formerly worn by sailors; a jersey.
4. A robe worn by monks, friars, and other clerics; a habit.
tr.v. frocked, frock·ing, frocks
1. To clothe in a frock.
2. To invest with clerical office.

[Middle English frok, a monk's habit, from Old French froc, from Medieval Latin froccus, of Germanic origin.]

frock

(frɒk)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a girl's or woman's dress
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a loose garment of several types, such as a peasant's smock
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a coarse wide-sleeved outer garment worn by members of some religious orders
vb
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to invest (a person) with the office or status of a cleric
[C14: from Old French froc; related to Old Saxon, Old High German hroc coat]

frock

(frɒk)

n.
1. a gown or dress worn by a girl or woman.
2. a smock worn by peasants and workers.
3. a coarse outer garment with large sleeves, worn by monks.
v.t.
5. to provide with, or clothe in, a frock.
6. to invest with priestly or clerical office.
[1300–50; Middle English froke < Old French froc < Frankish; compare Old Saxon, Old High German hroc coat]
frock′less, adj.

frock


Past participle: frocked
Gerund: frocking

Imperative
frock
frock
Present
I frock
you frock
he/she/it frocks
we frock
you frock
they frock
Preterite
I frocked
you frocked
he/she/it frocked
we frocked
you frocked
they frocked
Present Continuous
I am frocking
you are frocking
he/she/it is frocking
we are frocking
you are frocking
they are frocking
Present Perfect
I have frocked
you have frocked
he/she/it has frocked
we have frocked
you have frocked
they have frocked
Past Continuous
I was frocking
you were frocking
he/she/it was frocking
we were frocking
you were frocking
they were frocking
Past Perfect
I had frocked
you had frocked
he/she/it had frocked
we had frocked
you had frocked
they had frocked
Future
I will frock
you will frock
he/she/it will frock
we will frock
you will frock
they will frock
Future Perfect
I will have frocked
you will have frocked
he/she/it will have frocked
we will have frocked
you will have frocked
they will have frocked
Future Continuous
I will be frocking
you will be frocking
he/she/it will be frocking
we will be frocking
you will be frocking
they will be frocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been frocking
you have been frocking
he/she/it has been frocking
we have been frocking
you have been frocking
they have been frocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been frocking
you will have been frocking
he/she/it will have been frocking
we will have been frocking
you will have been frocking
they will have been frocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been frocking
you had been frocking
he/she/it had been frocking
we had been frocking
you had been frocking
they had been frocking
Conditional
I would frock
you would frock
he/she/it would frock
we would frock
you would frock
they would frock
Past Conditional
I would have frocked
you would have frocked
he/she/it would have frocked
we would have frocked
you would have frocked
they would have frocked

Frock

By the mid-1900s, “frock” implied a woman’s garment, usually a dress. However, in the early part of the twentieth century, a frock might also be an outer garment such as a short coat worn by a male laborer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frock - a habit worn by clerics
habit - a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order
2.frock - a one-piece garment for a womanfrock - a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
bodice - part of a dress above the waist
caftan, kaftan - a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East
chemise, sack, shift - a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
coatdress - a dress that is tailored like a coat and buttons up the front
cocktail dress, sheath - a dress suitable for formal occasions
dirndl - a dress with a tight bodice and full skirt
gown - a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions
pinafore, pinny, jumper - a sleeveless dress resembling an apron; worn over other clothing
kirtle - a long dress worn by women
morning dress - a woman's informal dress for housework
Mother Hubbard, muumuu - a woman's loose unbelted dress
neckline - the line formed by the edge of a garment around the neck
polonaise - a woman's dress with a tight bodice and an overskirt drawn back to reveal a colorful underskirt
saree, sari - a dress worn primarily by Hindu women; consists of several yards of light material that is draped around the body
shirtdress - a dress that is tailored like a shirt and has buttons all the way down the front
slide fastener, zip fastener, zipper, zip - a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
strapless - a woman's garment that exposes the shoulders and has no shoulder straps
sundress - a light loose sleeveless summer dress with a wide neckline and thin shoulder straps that expose the arms and shoulders
woman's clothing - clothing that is designed for women to wear
hemline - the line formed by the lower edge of a skirt or coat
Verb1.frock - put a frock on
apparel, clothe, enclothe, garb, garment, raiment, tog, habilitate, fit out, dress - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"

frock

noun dress, suit, get-up (informal), outfit, costume, gown, ensemble, garment, robe, rigout (informal) She wore a nondescript frock of blue.

frock

noun
A one-piece skirted outer garment for women and children:
Translations
ثَوْب نِسائي، عَباءَه
šaty
kjole
kjóll
kleita
obleka

frock

[frɒk]
A. N (woman's) → vestido m; [of monk] → hábito m
B. CPD frock coat Nlevita f

frock

[ˈfrɒk] nrobe ffrock coat frock-coat nredingote f

frock

nKleid nt; (of monk)Kutte f

frock

[frɒk] n (woman's) → abito, vestito; (of monk) → tonaca

frock

(frok) noun
a woman's or girl's dress. She wore a summer frock.
References in classic literature ?
My dear, it's really dreadful, for sometimes she is so bad her frock is up to her knees, and she can't come to school.
His moccasins were ornamented after the gay fashion of the natives, while the only part of his under dress which appeared below the hunging frock was a pair of buckskin leggings, that laced at the sides, and which were gartered above the knees, with the sinews of a deer.
Shortly afterwards, a man in a blue cotton frock, much soiled, came in and bought a pipe, filling the whole shop, meanwhile, with the hot odor of strong drink, not only exhaled in the torrid atmosphere of his breath, but oozing out of his entire system, like an inflammable gas.
Buxom lasses, almost as antiquated as their mothers, excepting where a straw hat, a fine ribbon, or perhaps a white frock, gave symptoms of city innovation.
But as my little conductress, with her hair of gold and her frock of blue, danced before me round corners and pattered down passages, I had the view of a castle of romance inhabited by a rosy sprite, such a place as would somehow, for diversion of the young idea, take all color out of storybooks and fairytales.
now then, thought i, unconsciously rolling up the sleeves of my frock, here goes a cool, collected dive at death and destruction, and the devil fetch the hindmost.
On the morning before the election, Jerry was putting me into the shafts, when Dolly came into the yard sobbing and crying, with her little blue frock and white pinafore spattered all over with mud.
As he was passing by the house where Jeff Thatcher lived, he saw a new girl in the garden -- a lovely little blue-eyed creature with yellow hair plaited into two long-tails, white summer frock and embroidered pan- talettes.
When the first brown gingham frock was completed, the child seized what she thought an opportune moment and asked her aunt Miranda if she might have another color for the next one.
I covered my head and arms with the skirt of my frock, and went out to walk in a part of the plantation which was quite sequestrated; but I found no pleasure in the silent trees, the falling fir-cones, the congealed relics of autumn, russet leaves, swept by past winds in heaps, and now stiffened together.
she demanded, tying an apron over her neat black frock, and standing with a spoonful of the leaf poised over the pot.
He, and his old canvas frock, and his loose stockings, and all his poor tatters of clothes, had, in a long seclusion from direct light and air, faded down to such a dull uniformity of parchment-yellow, that it would have been hard to say which was which.