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Hoarfrost vs. Rime

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  • Hoarfrost (noun)

    Dew-drops which have undergone deposition and frozen into ice crystals to form a white deposit on an exposed surface, when the air is cold and moist.

    "dew|glaze|rime"

  • Rime (noun)

    Ice formed by the rapid freezing of cold water droplets of fog onto a cold surface.

    "hoarfrost|frost"

  • Rime (noun)

    A coating or sheet of ice so formed.

  • Rime (noun)

    A film or slimy coating.

  • Rime (noun)

    Number.

  • Rime (noun)

    Rhyme.

    "Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in the 18th century."

  • Rime (noun)

    The second part of a syllable, from the vowel on, as opposed to the onset.

    "onset"

    "nucleus|coda"

  • Rime (noun)

    A step of a ladder; a rung.

  • Rime (noun)

    A rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack.

  • Rime (verb)

    To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.

  • Rime (verb)

    obsolete form of rhyme

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Hoarfrost (noun)

    The white particles formed by the congelation of dew; white frost.

  • Rime (noun)

    A rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack.

  • Rime (noun)

    White frost; hoarfrost; congealed dew or vapor.

  • Rime (noun)

    A step or round of a ladder; a rung.

  • Rime (noun)

    Rhyme. See Rhyme.

  • Rime (verb)

    To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.

  • Rime (verb)

    To rhyme. See Rhyme.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Hoarfrost (noun)

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

  • Rime (noun)

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

  • Rime (noun)

    correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)

  • Rime (verb)

    be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable;

    "hat and cat rhyme"

  • Rime (verb)

    compose rhymes

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