Frost vs. Ice

Frost vs. Ice — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Frost and Ice

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.

Icenoun

(uncountable) Water in frozen (solid) form.

Frostnoun

The cold weather that causes these ice crystals to form.

Icenoun

(uncountable) Covering made of frozen water on a river or other water basin in cold season.

Frostnoun

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

Icenoun

Any frozen volatile chemical, such as ammonia or carbon dioxide.

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Frostnoun

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

Icenoun

Any volatile chemical, such as water, ammonia, or carbon dioxide, not necessarily in solid form.

Frostnoun

A shade of white, like that of frost.

Icenoun

(countable) A frozen dessert made of fruit juice, water and sugar.

Frostnoun

A disappointment; a cheat.

Icenoun

(uncountable) Any substance having the appearance of ice.

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Frostverb

(transitive) To cover with frost.

Icenoun

One or more diamonds.

Frostverb

(intransitive) To become covered with frost.

Icenoun

Crystal form of amphetamine-based drugs.

Frostverb

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

Icenoun

The area where a game of ice hockey is played.

Frostverb

(transitive) To anger or annoy.

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

Iceverb

To cool with ice, as a beverage.

Frostverb

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

Iceverb

To become ice, to freeze.

Frostnoun

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

Iceverb

(slang) To murder.

Frostnoun

weather cold enough to cause freezing

Iceverb

To cover with icing (frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg); to frost; as cakes, tarts, etc.

Frostnoun

the formation of frost or ice on a surface

Iceverb

(ice hockey) To put out a team for a match.

Milton Keynes have yet to ice a team this season

Frostnoun

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

Iceverb

(ice hockey) To shoot the puck the length of the playing surface, causing a stoppage in play called icing.

If the Bruins ice the puck, the faceoff will be in their own zone.

Frostverb

decorate with frosting;

frost a cake

Icenoun

water frozen in the solid state;

Americans like ice in their drinks

Frostverb

provide with a rough or speckled surface or appearance;

frost the glassshe frosts her hair

Icenoun

the frozen part of a body of water

Frostverb

cover with frost;

ice crystals frosted the glass

Icenoun

diamonds;

look at the ice on that dame!

Frostverb

damage by frost;

The icy precipitation frosted the flowers and athey turned brown

Icenoun

a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes

Icenoun

a frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk)

Icenoun

amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

Icenoun

a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine

Icenoun

a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating;

the crowd applauded when she skated out onto the ice

Iceverb

decorate with frosting;

frost a cake

Iceverb

put ice on or put on ice;

Ice your sprained limbs