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freeze | plant |

In lang=en terms the difference between freeze and plant

is that freeze is to prevent the movement or liquidation of a person's financial assets while plant is to place or set something firmly or with conviction.

As verbs the difference between freeze and plant

is that freeze is especially of a liquid, to become solid due to low temperature while plant is to place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow.

As nouns the difference between freeze and plant

is that freeze is a period of intensely cold weather or freeze can be while plant is an organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) fresen, from (etyl) .


  • Especially of a liquid, to become solid due to low temperature.
  • * 1855 , '', Book XX: ''The Famine ,
  • Ever thicker, thicker, thicker / Froze the ice on lake and river,
  • * 1913 , '', ''Winter Memories , I,
  • He got to Dawson before the river froze , and now I suppose I won't hear any more until spring.
  • * 1915 , '', Section II: ''Water ,
  • Running water does not freeze as easily as still water.
  • To lower something's temperature to the point that it freezes or becomes hard.
  • Don't freeze meat twice.
  • * 1888 , '', Rune XXX: ''The Frost-fiend ,
  • Freeze' the wizard in his vessel, / ' Freeze to ice the wicked Ahti, ...
  • To drop to a temperature below zero degrees celsius, where water turns to ice.
  • It didn't freeze this winter, but last winter was very harsh.
  • (informal) To be affected by extreme cold.
  • It's freezing in here!
    Don't go outside wearing just a t-shirt; you'll freeze !
  • To become motionless.
  • * 1916 , , Chapter III,
  • As Tarzan rose upon the body of his kill to scream forth his hideous victory cry into the face of the moon the wind carried to his nostrils something which froze him to statuesque immobility and silence.
  • * 1935 , , Chapter IV,
  • They froze on their knees, their faces turned upward with a ghastly blue hue in the sudden glare of a weird light that burst blindingly up near the lofty roof and then burned with a throbbing glow.
  • (figuratively) To lose or cause to lose warmth of feeling; to shut out; to ostracize.
  • Over time, he froze towards her, and ceased to react to her friendly advances.
  • * 1898 , , John George Dow (editor), Selections from the poems of Robert Burns , page lviii,
  • The other side to this sunny gladness of natural love is his pity for their sufferings when their own mother's heart seems to freeze towards them.
  • * 1968 , Ronald Victor Sampson, The Psychology of Power , page 134,
  • His friends begin to freeze towards him, the pillars of society cut him publicly, his clients cool off, big business deals no longer come his way, he is increasingly conscious of social ostracism and the puzzled misgivings of his wife.
  • * 1988 , Edward Holland Spicer, Kathleen M. Sands, Rosamond B. Spicer, People of Pascua , page 37,
  • If you cheat them, they don't say anything but after that they freeze towards you.
  • To cause loss of animation or life in, from lack of heat; to give the sensation of cold to; to chill.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A faint, cold fear runs through my veins, / That almost freezes up the heat of life.
  • To prevent the movement or liquidation of a person's financial assets
  • The court froze the criminal's bank account
    * (become solid) solidify
    * (become solid) unfreeze, defrost, liquify
    Derived terms
    * freeze out * freeze over * freeze up
    Derived terms
    * deep-freeze * deep freeze * freeze-dry * freeze over * freeze solid

    Etymology 2

    See the above verb.


    (en noun)
  • A period of intensely cold weather.
  • * 2009 , Pietra Rivoli, The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy , 2nd Edition, page 38,
  • In order to work properly, the cotton stripper required that the plant be brown and brittle, as happened after a freeze , so that the cotton bolls could snap off easily.
  • A halt of a regular operation.
  • * 1982' October, William Epstein, ''The '''freeze : a hot issue at the United Nations'', in ''Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ,
  • Without a freeze it might be possible to proceed with the production and deployment of such destabilizing systems as the MX, Trident II, cruise missiles and SS-18s, -19s and -20s.
  • * 1983 October 3, ,
  • Critics may oppose the nuclear freeze for what they regard as moral reasons.
  • * 1985 April 27, ,
  • Many of our opponents in Congress are advocating a freeze in Federal spending and an increase in taxes.
  • (computer) The state when either a single computer program, or the whole system ceases to respond to inputs.
  • (curling) A precise draw weight shot where a delivered stone comes to a stand-still against a stationary stone, making it nearly impossible to knock out.
  • * 2006 , Bob Weeks, Curling for Dummies , page 143,
  • The reason I said the guard wasn't the toughest shot in curling is because, in my book, that's a shot called the freeze'''''. A stone thrown as a '''freeze comes perfectly to rest ''directly in front of another stone, without moving it (see Figure 10-5).
  • A block on pay rises.
  • Synonyms
    * (computer) (l)

    Etymology 3



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  • An organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis. Typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, page=217, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In plants , the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual. Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.}}
  • (botany) An organism of the kingdom Plantae''; now specifically, a living organism of the ''Embryophyta'' (land plants) or of the ''Chlorophyta'' (green algae), a eukaryote that includes double-membraned chloroplasts in its cells containing chlorophyll ''a'' and ''b , or any organism closely related to such an organism.
  • (ecology) Now specifically, a multicellular eukaryote that includes chloroplasts in its cells, which have a cell wall.
  • Any creature that grows on soil or similar surfaces, including plants and fungi.
  • A factory or other industrial or institutional building or facility.
  • An object placed surreptitiously in order to cause suspicion to fall upon a person.
  • Anyone assigned to behave as a member of the public during a covert operation (as in a police investigation).
  • A person, placed amongst an audience, whose role is to cause confusion, laughter etc.
  • (snooker) A play in which the cue ball knocks one (usually red) ball onto another, in order to pot the second; a set.
  • * 2008 , Phil Yates, The Times , April 28 2008:
  • O‚ÄôSullivan risked a plant that went badly astray, splitting the reds.
  • A large piece of machinery, such as the kind used in earthmoving or construction.
  • (obsolete) A young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.
  • * Dryden
  • a plant of stubborn oak
  • (obsolete) The sole of the foot.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • * knotty legs and plants of clay
  • (dated, slang) A plan; a swindle; a trick.
  • * Charles Dickens
  • It wasn't a bad plant , that of mine, on Fikey.
  • An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.
  • (US, dialect) A young oyster suitable for transplanting.
  • Usage notes

    The scientific definition of what organisms should be considered plants changed dramatically during the 20th century. Bacteria, algae, and fungi are no longer considered plants by those who study them. Many textbooks do not reflect the most current thinking on classification.

    Derived terms

    * houseplant * planter * plantlet * plantly * plant-pot * pot-plant * power plant * plant room


    (en verb)
  • To place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow.
  • To place (an object, or sometimes a person), often with the implication of intending deceit.
  • That gun's not mine! It was planted there by the real murderer!
  • To place or set something firmly or with conviction.
  • Plant your feet firmly and give the rope a good tug.
    to plant''' cannon against a fort; to '''plant''' a flag; to '''plant one's feet on solid ground
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 15 , author=Sam Sheringham , title=Chelsea 2 - 0 Blackburn Rovers , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=First Anelka curled a shot wide from just outside the box, then Lampard planted a header over the bar from Bosingwa's cross.}}
  • To place in the ground.
  • * 2007 , Richard Laymon, Savage , page 118:
  • Sarah, she kissed each of her grandparents on the forehead. They were planted in a graveyard behind the church.
  • To furnish or supply with plants.
  • to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest
  • To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
  • * Shakespeare
  • It engenders choler, planteth anger.
  • To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish.
  • to plant a colony
  • * Francis Bacon
  • planting of countries like planting of woods
  • To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of.
  • to plant Christianity among the heathen
  • To set up; to install; to instate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • We will plant some other in the throne.

    Derived terms

    * faceplant, handplant * plant out

    See also

    * (wikipedia) 1000 English basic words ----