Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: thaw
IPA transcription: [θ'ɔ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: thaw, melt, thawing, melting
    Meaning: the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
  • Synonyms: thaw, thawing, warming
    Meaning: warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt; "they welcomed the spring thaw"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt
    Meaning: become or cause to become soft or liquid; "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"
Usage examples
  • "Ah, but I shall thaw out again, and then you'll see.
  • We had to thaw our moccasins each morning by thrusting them inside our shirts.
  • The ice was not broken, but it was cracking in all directions under this unexampled thaw.
  • I took Ponting out to see some interesting thaw effects on the ice cliffs east of the Camp.
  • So it kept on for about a million years, until once when the spring came and the south winds blew, it began to thaw up.
  • The richness of the soil was seen in the mud of the streets, black as ink, and of an unfathomable depth in time of thaw.
  • Then it would thaw a little, and streams of water would run over the snow; then it would freeze again, and pack it into solid ice.
  • A thaw which stripped the snow from the sidewalks; a ringing iron night when the lakes could be heard booming; a clear roistering morning.
  • There had been a warm thaw all day, with mushy yards and little streams of dark water gurgling cheerfully into the streets out of old snow-banks.
  • They came aboard stiffly hostile--most understandably so, under the circumstances--and Prince Trevannion exerted all his copious charm to thaw them out, beginning with the pre-dinner cocktails and continuing through the meal.