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Frost vs. Snow

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Frostnoun

A cover of minute ice crystals on objects that are exposed to the air. Frost is formed by the same process as dew, except that the temperature of the frosted object is below freezing.

Snownoun

(uncountable) The frozen, crystalline state of water that falls as precipitation.

Frostnoun

The cold weather that causes these ice crystals to form.

Snownoun

(uncountable) Any similar frozen form of a gas or liquid.

Frostnoun

(figurative) Coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character.

Snownoun

(uncountable) A shade of the color white.

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Frostnoun

(obsolete) The act of freezing; the congelation of water or other liquid.

Snownoun

(uncountable) The moving pattern of random dots displayed on a television, etc., when no transmission signal is being received.

Frostnoun

A shade of white, like that of frost.

Snownoun

Cocaine.

Frostnoun

A disappointment; a cheat.

Snownoun

(countable) A snowfall; a blanket of frozen, crystalline water.

‘We have had several heavy snows this year.''’;

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Frostverb

(transitive) To cover with frost.

Snownoun

(nautical) A square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig only in that she has a trysail mast close abaft the mainmast, on which a large trysail is hoisted.

Frostverb

(intransitive) To become covered with frost.

Snowverb

(impersonal) To have snow fall from the sky.

‘It is snowing.’; ‘It started to snow.’;

Frostverb

(transitive) To coat (something, e.g. a cake) with icing to resemble frost.

Snowverb

(colloquial) To hoodwink someone, especially by presenting confusing information.

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Frostverb

(transitive) To anger or annoy.

‘I think the boss's decision frosted him a bit.’;

Snowverb

(poker) To bluff in draw poker by refusing to draw any cards.

Frostverb

(transitive) To sharpen (the points of a horse's shoe) to prevent it from slipping on ice.

Snownoun

A square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig only in that she has a trysail mast close abaft the mainmast, on which a large trysail is hoisted.

Frostnoun

The act of freezing; - applied chiefly to the congelation of water; congelation of fluids.

Snownoun

Watery particles congealed into white or transparent crystals or flakes in the air, and falling to the earth, exhibiting a great variety of very beautiful and perfect forms.

Frostnoun

The state or temperature of the air which occasions congelation, or the freezing of water; severe cold or freezing weather.

‘The third bay comes a frost, a killing frost.’;

Snownoun

Fig.: Something white like snow, as the white color (argent) in heraldry; something which falls in, or as in, flakes.

‘The field of snow with eagle of black therein.’;

Frostnoun

Frozen dew; - called also hoarfrost or white frost.

‘He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.’;

Snowverb

To fall in or as snow; - chiefly used impersonally; as, it snows; it snowed yesterday.

Frostnoun

Coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character.

‘It was of those moments of intense feeling when the frost of the Scottish people melts like a snow wreath.’; ‘The brig and the ice round her are covered by a strange blackobscurity: it is the frost smoke of arctic winters.’;

Snowverb

To scatter like snow; to cover with, or as with, snow.

Frostverb

To injure by frost; to freeze, as plants.

Snownoun

precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals

Frostverb

To cover with hoarfrost; to produce a surface resembling frost upon, as upon cake, metals, or glass; as, glass may be frosted by exposure to hydrofluoric acid.

‘While with a hoary light she frosts the ground.’;

Snownoun

a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

Frostverb

To roughen or sharpen, as the nail heads or calks of horseshoes, so as to fit them for frosty weather.

Snownoun

English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980)

Frostnoun

ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)

Snownoun

street names for cocaine

Frostnoun

weather cold enough to cause freezing

Snowverb

fall as snow;

‘It was snowing all night’;

Frostnoun

the formation of frost or ice on a surface

Snowverb

conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end;

‘He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well’;

Frostnoun

United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963)

Snownoun

atmospheric water vapour frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer

‘we were trudging through deep snow’;

Frostverb

decorate with frosting;

‘frost a cake’;

Snownoun

falls of snow

‘the first snows of winter’;

Frostverb

provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance;

‘frost the glass’; ‘she frosts her hair’;

Snownoun

a mass of flickering white spots on a television or radar screen, caused by interference or a poor signal

‘all that they could pick up on their screens was snow’;

Frostverb

cover with frost;

‘ice crystals frosted the glass’;

Snownoun

a dessert or other dish resembling snow

‘vanilla snow’;

Frostverb

damage by frost;

‘The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and athey turned brown’;

Snownoun

a frozen gas resembling snow

‘carbon dioxide snow’;

Frostnoun

a deposit of small white ice crystals formed on the ground or other surfaces when the temperature falls below freezing

‘the lanes were glistening with frost’; ‘it is not unusual for buds to be nipped by frost’;

Snownoun

cocaine.

Frostnoun

a weather condition or period of cold weather in which deposits of frost form

‘there have been several sharp frosts recently’; ‘following two or three nights of hard frost, my garden is a wreck’;

Snowverb

snow falls

‘it's not snowing so heavily now’;

Frostnoun

a person's cold or unfriendly manner

‘Caroline was shocked to hear the frost in her brother's voice’;

Snowverb

be confined or blocked by a large quantity of snow

‘I was snowed in for a week’;

Frostnoun

a failure

‘even the state soirées were a frost’;

Snowverb

mislead or charm (someone) with elaborate and insincere words

‘they would snow the public into believing that all was well’;

Frostverb

cover (something) with or as if with frost; freeze

‘shop windows were still frosted over’;

Snow

Snow comprises individual ice crystals that grow while suspended in the atmosphere—usually within clouds—and then fall, accumulating on the ground where they undergo further changes. It consists of frozen crystalline water throughout its life cycle, starting when, under suitable conditions, the ice crystals form in the atmosphere, increase to millimeter size, precipitate and accumulate on surfaces, then metamorphose in place, and ultimately melt, slide or sublimate away.

Frostverb

become covered with small ice crystals

‘no one has managed to stop outdoor heat exchangers frosting up during winter’;

Frostverb

damage or otherwise affect as a result of frost.

Frostverb

decorate (a cake or biscuit) with icing

‘the cake Mama had just frosted’;

Frost

Frost is a thin layer of ice on a solid surface, which forms from water vapor in an above-freezing atmosphere coming in contact with a solid surface whose temperature is below freezing, and resulting in a phase change from water vapor (a gas) to ice (a solid) as the water vapor reaches the freezing point. In temperate climates, it most commonly appears on surfaces near the ground as fragile white crystals; in cold climates, it occurs in a greater variety of forms.

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