Definitions for: Frill


[n] a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim



Webster (1913) Definition: Frill, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Frilled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Frilling.] [OF. friller, fr. L. frigidulus somewhat cold,
dim. of frigidus cold; akin to F. frileux chilly.]
1. To shake or shiver as with cold; as, the hawk frills.
--Johnson.

2. (Photog.) To wrinkle; -- said of the gelatin film.


Frill, v. t.
To provide or decorate with a frill or frills; to turn back.
in crimped plaits; as, to frill a cap.


Frill, n. [See Frill, v. i.]. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A ruffing of a bird's feathers from cold.
(b) A ruffle, consisting of a fold of membrane, of hairs, or
of feathers, around the neck of an animal. See {Frilled
lizard} (below).
(c) A similar ruffle around the legs or other appendages of
animals.
(d) A ruffled varex or fold on certain shells.

2. A border or edging secured at one edge and left free at
the other, usually fluted or crimped like a very narrow
flounce.

Synonyms: flounce, furbelow, ruffle

See Also: adornment, gauffer, goffer, jabot, peplum

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