Fro"ward*ly, adv. Fro"ward*ness, n.
(Frow"er) n. [Cf. frow a frower, and Prov. E, frommard.] A tool. See 2d Frow. Tusser.
(Frow"ey) a. [See Frow, a.] (Carp.) Working smoothly, or without splitting; said of timber.
(Frown) v. i. [imp. &, p. p. Frowned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Frowning.] [OF. froignier, F. frogner,
in se refrogner, se renfrogner, to knit the brow, to frown; perh. of Teutonic origin; cf. It. in frigno wrinkled,
frowning, Prov. It. frignare to cringe the face, to make a wry face, dial. Sw. fryna to make a wry face,]
1. To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly
The frowning wrinkle of her brow.Shak.
2. To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite
society frowns upon rudeness.
The sky doth frown and lower upon our army.Shak.
(Frown), v. t. To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look; as,
frown the impudent fellow into silence.
1. A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stere look; a scowl.
His front yet threatens, and his frowns command.Prior.
Her very frowns are fairer farH. Coleridge.
Than smiles of other maidens are.
2. Any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of Providence; the frowns of Fortune.
(Frown"ing*ly), adv. In a frowning manner.
(Frown"y) a. Frowning; scowling. [Obs.]
Her frowny mother's ragged shoulder.Sir F. Palgrave.
(Frow"y) a. [Cf. Frowzy, Frouzy.] Musty. rancid; as, frowy butter. "Frowy feed." Spenser
(Frow"zy) a. [See Frouzy.] Slovenly; unkempt; untidy; frouzy. "With head all frowzy." Spenser.
The frowzy soldiers' wives hanging out clothes.W. D. Howells.
(Froze) imp. of Freeze.
1. Congealed with cold; affected by freezing; as, a frozen brook.
They warmed their frozen feet.Dryden.
2. Subject to frost, or to long and severe cold; chilly; as, the frozen north; the frozen zones.
3. Cold-hearted; unsympathetic; unyielding. [R.]
Be not ever frozen, coy.T. Carew.