Definitions for: Fry


[n] a young person of either sex (between birth and puberty); "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"
[n] English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907)
[n] English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
[v] cook on a hot surface using fat; "fry the pancakes"
[v] kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair; "The serial killer was electrocuted"
[v] be excessively hot; "If the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they'll be fried"



Webster (1913) Definition: Fry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fried; p. pr. & vb. n.
Frying.] [OE. frien, F. frire, fr. L. frigere to roast,
parch, fry, cf. Gr. ?, Skr. bhrajj. Cf. Fritter.]
To cook in a pan or on a griddle (esp. with the use of fat,
butter, or olive oil) by heating over a fire; to cook in
boiling lard or fat; as, to fry fish; to fry doughnuts.


Fry, v. i.
1. To undergo the process of frying; to be subject to the
action of heat in a frying pan, or on a griddle, or in a
kettle of hot fat.

2. To simmer; to boil. [Obs.]

With crackling flames a caldron fries. --Dryden

The frothy billows fry. --Spenser.

3. To undergo or cause a disturbing action accompanied with a
sensation of heat.

To keep the oil from frying in the stomach. --Bacon.

4. To be agitated; to be greatly moved. [Obs.]

What kindling motions in their breasts do fry.
--Fairfax.


Fry, n. [OE. fri, fry, seed, descendants, cf. OF. froye
spawning, spawn of. fishes, little fishes, fr. L. fricare
tosub (see Friction), but cf. also Icel. fr[ae], frj[=o],
seed, Sw. & Dan. fr["o], Goth. fraiw seed, descendants.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) The young of any fish.

2. A swarm or crowd, especially of little fishes; young or
small things in general.

The fry of children young. --Spenser.

To sever . . . the good fish from the other fry.
--Milton.

We have burned two frigates, and a hundred and
twenty small fry. --Walpole.

Synonyms: child, Christopher Fry, electrocute, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, Roger Eliot Fry, Roger Fry, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster

See Also: art critic, bairn, bambino, Bloomsbury Group, buster, changeling, child's body, cook, deep-fat-fry, deep-fry, dramatist, foster-child, french-fry, frizzle, griddle, heat, heat up, hot up, imp, juvenile, juvenile person, kiddy, kill, monkey, orphan, painter, pan-fry, picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny, playwright, preschooler, pupil, rapscallion, rascal, saute, scalawag, scallywag, scamp, schoolchild, silly, sprog, stir fry, toddler, tot, urchin, waif, yearling

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