hoarfrost


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hoarfrost
on blades of grass

hoar·frost

 (hôr′frôst′, -frŏst′)
n.
A white coating of ice crystals formed by sublimation of atmospheric water vapor on a surface. Also called white frost.

hoarfrost

(ˈhɔːˌfrɒst)
n
(Physical Geography) a deposit of needle-like ice crystals formed on the ground by direct condensation at temperatures below freezing point. Also called: white frost

frost

(frɔst, frɒst)

n.
1. a degree or state of coldness sufficient to cause the freezing of water.
2. a covering of minute ice crystals, formed from the atmosphere at night upon the ground and exposed objects when they have cooled by radiation below the dew point.
3. the act or process of freezing.
4. coldness of manner or temperament.
5. Informal. something that meets with lack of enthusiasm, as a theatrical performance or party; failure; flop.
v.t.
6. to cover with frost.
7. to give a frostlike surface to (glass, metal, etc.).
8. to cover or decorate with frosting or icing; ice: to frost a cake.
9. to bleach selected strands of (a person's hair).
10. to kill or injure by frost.
11. to make angry.
v.i.
12. to become covered with frost or freeze (often fol. by up or over).
13. (of varnish, paint, etc.) to dry with a film resembling frost.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English frost, forst; c. Old High German, Old Norse frost; akin to freeze]

Frost

(frɔst, frɒst)

n.
Robert (Lee), 1874–1963, U.S. poet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoarfrost - ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)hoarfrost - ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
ice, water ice - water frozen in the solid state; "Americans like ice in their drinks"
Translations

hoarfrost

[ˈhɔːˈfrɒst] Nescarcha f

hoarfrost

[ˈhɔːrfrɒst] ngivre m

hoarfrost

n(Rau)reif m

hoarfrost

[ˈhɔːˈfrɒst] nbrina
References in classic literature ?
The ground from the steps to the river was covered with snow and hoarfrost, the water of the river looked black and deep.
And in the morning, one will arise as fresh as a lark and look at the window, and see the fields overlaid with hoarfrost, and fine icicles hanging from the naked branches, and the pond covered over with ice as thin as paper, and a white steam rising from the surface, and birds flying overhead with cheerful cries.
Zakhar held back his horses and turned his face, which was already covered with hoarfrost to his eyebrows.
The tradition is kept up here that you are the best of skaters," she said, with her little black-gloved hand brushing a grain of hoarfrost off her muff.
Here, I saw circles of hoarfrost and leaves tinged with their own temporary tinsel.
branches and twigs coated with hoarfrost, resembles
I saw long stretches of snow-packed highway, trees laced with hoarfrost and watched temperatures dip below -30 degrees.
For a moment he feels a freezing chill on his lips as if the needles of mentholated hoarfrost settled on his tongue, lips, and palate.
In this place where we dwell for a year/before resuming our old lives,/we leave a swathe pressed by snowshoes,//but our tracks fill up almost as fast/as we walk, leaving few traces//as the gulls write a long story/with the quills of their wings/filled with India ink and hoarfrost.
The beauty of winter's landscape is in the small things: the hoarfrost on bare twigs and dried grasses, trickles of snowmelt under lacelike ice, the inscrutable patterns of lichens on exposed rock surfaces.
The steam from my mouth, instead of salvaging my window to the world, turns into white matter that covers the last sight of vein-ribbed hoarfrost, growing in ever-thicker, glaciated layers.