Frost vs Chill - What's the difference?

frost | chill |

As a proper noun frost

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As an abbreviation chill is

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(wikipedia frost)


  • 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. ยง 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


    (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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    (en noun)
  • A moderate, but uncomfortable and penetrating coldness.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
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  • A sudden penetrating sense of cold, especially one that causes a brief trembling nerve response through the body; the trembling response itself; often associated with illness: fevers and chills , or susceptibility to illness.
  • An uncomfortable and numbing sense of fear, dread, anxiety, or alarm, often one that is sudden and usually accompanied by a trembling nerve response resembling the body's response to biting cold.
  • An iron mould or portion of a mould, serving to cool rapidly, and so to harden, the surface of molten iron brought in contact with it.
  • (Raymond)
  • The hardened part of a casting, such as the tread of a carriage wheel.
  • (Knight)


    (en adjective)
  • Moderately cold or chilly.
  • A chill wind was blowing down the street.
  • * Milton
  • Noisome winds, and blasting vapours chill .
  • (slang) Calm, relaxed, easygoing. See also : chill out.
  • I'm pretty chill most of the time.
    Paint-your-own ceramics studios are a chill way to express yourself while learning more about your date's right brain.
  • (slang) "Cool"; meeting a certain hip standard or garnering the approval of a certain peer group.
  • That new movie was chill , man.


    (en verb)
  • To lower the temperature of something; to cool.
  • Chill before serving.
  • (metallurgy) To harden a metal surface by sudden cooling.
  • To become cold.
  • In the wind he chilled quickly.
  • (metallurgy) To become hard by rapid cooling.
  • (slang) To relax, lie back.
  • Chill , man, we've got a whole week to do it; no sense in getting worked up.
    The new gym teacher really has to chill or he's gonna blow a gasket.
  • (slang) To "hang", hang out; to spend time with another person or group. Also chill out .
  • Hey, we should chill this weekend.
  • (slang) To smoke marijuana.
  • On Friday night do you wanna chill?

    Derived terms

    * chillax * chilliness * chilling * chilling effect * chill out / chillout * chill pill * chilly * libel chill * send chills / cast a chill


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