frog: Meaning and Definition of
— n., v., adj. frogged, frog•ging,
- any tailless, stout-bodied amphibian of the order Anura, including the smooth, moist-skinned frog species that live in a damp or semiaquatic habitat and the warty, drier-skinned toad species that are mostly terrestrial as adults.
- Also calledany frog of the widespread family Ranidae, most members of which are semiaquatic and have smooth, moist skin and relatively long hind legs used for leaping. Cf. toad (def. 2).
- a slight hoarseness, usually caused by mucus on the vocal cords: a frog in the throat.
- (often cap.) . a French person or a person of French descent.
- a small holder made of heavy material, placed in a bowl or vase to hold flower stems in position.
- a recessed panel on one of the larger faces of a brick or the like.
- nut (def. 11b).
- to hunt and catch frogs.
- (often cap.) . French or Frenchlike.
- an ornamental fastening for the front of a coat, consisting of a button and a loop through which it passes.
- a sheath suspended from a belt and supporting a scabbard.
- a device at the intersection of two tracks to permit the wheels and flanges on one track to cross or branch from the other.
— n. Zool.
- a triangular mass of elastic, horny substance in the middle of the sole of the foot of a horse or related animal.
- frog (Thesaurus)