Frost vs Chi - What's the difference?

frost | chi |


As a proper noun frost

is .

As a noun chi is

chi (greek letter).

frost

English

(wikipedia frost)

Noun

  • 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.
  • * 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 47.
  • It is more probable, in almost every country of Europe, that there will be frost sometime in January, than that the weather will continue open throughout that whole month;
  • The cold weather that causes these ice crystals to form.
  • (figurative) Coldness or insensibility; severity or rigidity of character.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • It was one of those moments of intense feeling when the frost of the Scottish people melts like a snow-wreath.
  • (obsolete) The act of freezing; the congelation of water or other liquid.
  • Derived terms

    * black frost * degree of frost * frostbite * frostbitten * frostbound * frost-tender * frosty * hoar frost, hoarfrost * Jack Frost * permafrost * uremic frost

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To get covered with frost .
  • To coat something (e.g. a cake) with icing to resemble frost.
  • To anger or annoy.
  • I think the boss's decision frosted him, a bit.

    Derived terms

    * frosting

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    chi

    English

    Etymology 1

    From the classical (la) transcription of the ancient Greek pronunciation /k?i/

    Alternative forms

    * khi

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The twenty-second letter of the Classical]] and [[Modern Greek, Modern Greek alphabets.
  • Etymology 2

    From former romanizations of (etyl) (zh)

    Alternative forms

    * ki, qi

    Noun

    (-)
  • (label) A life force in traditional Chinese philosophy, culture, medicine, etc. related (but not limited) to breath and circulation
  • * 2001 — , Artemis Fowl , p 196
  • Usage note
    As this is based on former romanizations of Chinese, one should be careful to distinguish its pronunciation from pinyin chi .

    Etymology 3

    From the pinyin romanization of (cmn) (zh)

    Alternative forms

    * chih, ch'ih

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The Chinese foot, a traditional Chinese unit of length based on the human forearm
  • (Mainland China) The Chinese unit of length standardized in 1984 as 1/3 of a meter.
  • (Taiwan) The Taiwanese unit of length standardized as 10/33 of a meter, identical to the Japanese shaku.
  • (Hong Kong) The chek or Hong Kong foot, a unit of length standardized as 0.371475 meters.
  • Synonyms
    * (sense) Chinese foot * (Taiwan) Taiwanese foot * (Hong Kong) Hong Kong foot, chek

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