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frog

noun

  1. (amphibian)  any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
    Synonyms: anuran, batrachian, salientian, toad, toad frog. Type of: amphibian
  2. (Gaul)  a person of French descent
    Synonyms: Gaul, Frog [disparagement]. Type of: French person
  3. (adornment)  a decorative loop of braid or cord
    Type of: adornment
  4. (European)  a person of French nationality
    Synonyms: French person, Frenchman [masculine], Frenchwoman [feminine], Frenchie [disparagement],...

verb

Etymology summary

Middle English frogge, from Old English frogga, frocga ("frog"), from...
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Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

frog [amphibian]

any of various tailless amphibians belonging to the order Anura. Used strictly, the term may be limited to any member of the family Ranidae, but more ... (26 of 410 words, 18 images)

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Wiktionary:

frog | frogs [plural] | frogged [past tense] | frogging [present participle] | frosh [synonym, sense-specific] | frosk [synonym, sense-specific] | frock [synonym, sense-specific] | pad [synonym, sense-specific] | paddock [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

A small tailless amphibian of the order Anura that typically hops | The part of a violin bow (or that of other similar string instruments such as the viola, cello and contrabass) located at the end held by the player, to which the horsehair is attached... (45 of 197 words, 13 definitions, pronunciations, 2 images)

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New World Dictionary:

frog

any of various families of tailless, leaping anuran amphibians with long, ... | a triangular, horny pad in the posterior half of the sole of a horse's ... (26 of 169 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

frog | Frog | Froggy | a frog in one's throat [sense-specific] | nut [Britain and certain other countries, synonym, sense-specific]

any insectivorous anuran amphibian of the family "Ranidae", such as "Rana ... | any of various similar amphibians of related families, such as the ... (23 of 708 words, 13 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/frog

Columbia Encyclopedia:

frog

common name for an amphibian of the order Anura. Frogs are found all over the world, except in Antarctica. They require moisture and usually live in ... (26 of 492 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

frog | frogged [past tense] | frogging [present participle] | Frog [sense-specific] | true frog [synonym, sense-specific] | ranid [synonym, sense-specific] | nut [music, definition 11b, synonym, sense-specific]

any tailless, stout-bodied amphibian of the order Anura, including the ... | any frog of the widespread family Ranidae, most members of which are ... (23 of 265 words, 13 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/frog

Merriam-Webster:

frog | Frog [sense-specific]

any of various largely aquatic leaping anuran amphibians (as ranids) that ... | the triangular elastic horny pad in the middle of the sole of the foot ... (26 of 215 words, 8 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/frog

Oxford Dictionary:

frog [entry 1] | Frog | have a frog in one's throat | Rana temporaria [species, sense-specific]

a tailless amphibian with a short squat body, moist smooth skin, and very ... | [informal, insulting] : a French person. | "have a frog in one's ... (25 of 159 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/frog

frog [entry 2] | frogging [derived]

a thing used to hold or fasten something, in particular | an ornamental coat fastener or braid consisting of a spindle-shaped button and a loop ... (24 of 142 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/frog--2

frog [entry 3]

an elastic horny pad growing in the sole of a horse's hoof, helping to absorb the shock when the hoof hits the ground. | a raised or swollen area on a ... (30 of 87 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/frog--3

American Heritage Dictionary:

frog

Any of numerous tailless, aquatic, semiaquatic, or terrestrial amphibians ... | A wedge-shaped, horny prominence in the sole of a horse's hoof. | A ... (22 of 137 words, 9 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

frog [countable] | frogs [plural] | have a frog in your throat

a small animal with smooth skin that uses its long back legs to jump from ... | [offensive] an insulting word for a French person | "have a frog in ... (28 of 92 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/frog

Cambridge Dictionary:

frog [entry 1]

a small animal which has smooth skin, lives in water and on land, has long powerful back legs with which it jumps from place to place, has no tail, ... (29 of 50 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/frog 1

Encarta Dictionary:

frog [entry 1] | frogs [plural]

a small tailless amphibious animal with smooth moist skin, webbed feet, and long back legs used for jumping. Family Ranidae. | an object, usually with ... (24 of 117 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613630​/definition​.html  [offline]

frog [entry 2] | frogs [plural]

a decorative fastening for the front of a garment, consisting of a loop of braid or cord and a button, knot, or toggle that fits into the loop (28 of 50 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613627​/definition​.html  [offline]

frog [entry 3] | frogs [plural]

a tough flexible pad in the middle of the sole of a horse's hoof (14 of 34 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613628​/definition​.html  [offline]

frog [entry 4] | frogs [plural]

a steel plate used to guide the wheels of a train over a place where two rails cross (18 of 37 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613629​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

frog | frogs [plural] | frogged [past tense] | frogging [present participle]

Origin: Middle English frogge, from Old English frogga, frocga ("frog"), from Proto-Germanic *fruþgô ... | frog legs, stereotypical food of the French. Compare rosbif ("English person"), from roast beef,... (27 of 109 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/frog

Collins Dictionary:

frog | Frog | Froggy

First use: 18th century | 17th century | 19th century

Origin: Old English frogga; related to Old Norse froskr, Old High German forsk | perhaps ultimately from Latin floccus tuft of ... (25 of 39 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/frog

Merriam-Webster:

frog | Frog [sense-specific]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English frogge, from Old English frogga; akin to Old High German frosk frog; senses 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 unclearly derived and ... (26 of 30 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/frog

New World Dictionary:

frog

Origin: Middle English frogge from Old English frogga, akin to German frosch, Old Norse froskr from Indo-European base ... (17 of 25 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/frog

American Heritage Dictionary:

frog

Origin: Middle English frogge, from Old English frogga.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/frog

Oxford Dictionary:

frog [entry 1] | Frog

Origin: Old English frogga, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vors and German Frosch. Used as a general term of abuse in Middle ... (22 of 57 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/frog

frog [entry 2]

First use: early 18th century

Origin: perhaps a use of "frog1", influenced by synonymous Italian forchetta or French fourchette "small fork", because of the shape

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/frog--2

frog [entry 3]

First use: early 17th century

Origin: perhaps from "frog1"; perhaps also influenced by Italian forchetta or French fourchette (see "frog2")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/frog--3

Encarta Dictionary:

Frog [slang] | Frogs [plural]

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: frogs' legs as a French dish

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613631​/definition​.html  [offline]

frog [entry 1] | frogs [plural]

Origin: Old English frogga from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613630​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

frog | frogs [plural] | frogged [past tense] | frogging [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "frog"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/frog

Collins Dictionary:

frog | Frog | Froggy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "frog"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/frog

Macmillan British Dictionary:

frog [countable] | frogs [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "frog"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/frog

Macmillan American Dictionary:

frog [countable] | frogs [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "frog"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/frog

Cambridge Dictionary:

frog [entry 1]

Audio: North American English pronunuciation of "frog"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/frog 1

Frog [entry 2, British, offensive]

Audio: British English pronunuciation of "Frog"

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

frog

Audio: Audio clip of a frog. [Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service]

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the Free Dictionary:

frog

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "frog"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "frog"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "frog" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

frog | frogs [plural] | froged [past tense] | froging [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "frog"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

frog

Audio: North American pronunciation of "frog"

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YourDictionary Audio:

frog

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freedictionary.org:

Frog

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