hoarfrost


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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 ?
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.
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.
Zakhar held back his horses and turned his face, which was already covered with hoarfrost to his eyebrows.
The ground from the steps to the river was covered with snow and hoarfrost, the water of the river looked black and deep.
These new monsters will be spawning in the new area that ships along with the expansion, the Hoarfrost Reach.
McDermid agreed: "They call it the hoarfrost, when every little blade of anything has ice sticking out like the fur on a ruffled cat's tail.
You've already got this extract in hand, so the easiest thing to do is put it in a freezer box, scrape away the mounds of hoarfrost as needed, and bury the box deep in the back of a lab freezer.
By midmorning the sun was out, warming the valley floor, and the hoarfrost glistened on the long grass.
Many varieties stand up to being dusted with hoarfrost in December.
The presence of precipitation (rain, drizzle, snow, dew, hoarfrost) affects the colour of landscape, as follows: the colours become brighter due to humidity: a wet object, whatever colour it is, become in 2-3 times brighter than the dry object (Ruskin, 1860).
Once, when I was eight, he took me up in the mountains and showed me a newborn bear whose young fur bristled with hoarfrost. It was wonder to me then, and a wonder to me now, that we weren't mauled by its mother.
MY BOOTS CRUNCH THROUGH THICK HOARFROST as I hike uphill on a narrow trail, my collar turned up against a biting chill.