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Definition of FRY

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Fry \Fry\ (fr[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fried} (fr[imac]d); 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fry \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. [1913 Webster]

     2. To simmer; to boil. [Obs.]
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              With crackling flames a caldron fries. --Dryden [1913 Webster]

              The frothy billows fry. --Spenser.
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     3. To undergo or cause a disturbing action accompanied with a sensation of heat. [1913 Webster]

              To keep the oil from frying in the stomach. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     4. To be agitated; to be greatly moved. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              What kindling motions in their breasts do fry.
                                                    --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fry \Fry\, n.
     1. A dish of anything fried.
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     2. A state of excitement; as, to be in a fry. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fry \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.] [1913 Webster]
     1. (Zool.) The young of any fish.
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     2. A swarm or crowd, especially of little fishes; young or small things in general. [1913 Webster]

              The fry of children young.            --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

              To sever . . . the good fish from the other fry.
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              We have burned two frigates, and a hundred and twenty small fry.                     --Walpole. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


      1. vi. To fail. Said especially of smoke-producing hardware failures. More generally, to become non-working. Usage: never said of software, only of hardware and humans. See {fried}, {magic smoke}.

      2. vt. To cause to fail; to {roach}, {toast}, or {hose} a piece of hardware. Never used of software or humans, but compare {fried}.

The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

117 Moby Thesaurus words for "fry":
     Loch Ness monster, alevin, bake, barbecue, baste, be in heat, benthon, benthos, blanch, blaze, bloom, boil, braise, brew, broil, brood, brown, burn, casserole, cetacean, choke, clutch, coddle, combust, cook, course, cover, culinary masterpiece, culinary preparation, curry, devil, dish, do, do to perfection, dolphin, entree, farrow, fingerling, fire, fish, flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flicker, flush, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, game fish, gasp, get, glow, griddle, grill, grilse, hatch, heat, incandesce, kipper, litter, main dish, man-eater, man-eating shark, marine animal, minnow, minny, nekton, nest, oven-bake, pan, pan-broil, panfish, pant, parboil, parch, plankton, poach, porpoise, prepare, prepare food, radiate heat, roast, salmon, saute, scald, scallop, scorch, sea monster, sea pig, sea serpent, sea snake, sear, seethe, shark, shimmer with heat, shirr, side dish, simmer, smolder, smolt, smother, spark, spat, spawn, sponge, steam, stew, stifle, stir-fry, suffocate, sweat, swelter, toast, tropical fish, whale, young

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