cooked in a pan or on a griddle over direct heat, usually in fat or oil.
simple past tense and past participle of 1 .
[freed; German freet] /frid; German frit/
[al-frid hur-muh n;; German ahl-freyt her-mahn] /ˈæl frɪd ˈhɜr mən;; German ˈɑl freɪt ˈhɛr mɑn/ (Show IPA), 1864–1921, Austrian writer and journalist: Nobel Peace Prize 1911.
verb (used with object), fried, frying.
to cook in a pan or on a griddle over direct heat, usually in fat or oil.
Slang. to execute by electrocution in an electric chair.
verb (used without object), fried, frying.
to undergo cooking in fat or oil.
Slang. to die by electrocution in an electric chair.
noun, plural fries.
a dish of something fried.
a piece of french-fried potato.
a party or gathering at which the chief food is fried, frequently outdoors:
a fish fry.
the past tense and past participle of fry1
verb fries, frying, fried
when tr, sometimes foll by up. to cook or be cooked in fat, oil, etc, usually over direct heat
(intransitive) (informal) to be excessively hot
(slang, mainly US) to kill or be killed by electrocution, esp in the electric chair
noun (pl) fries
a dish of something fried, esp the offal of a specified animal: pig’s fry
(US & Canadian) a social occasion, often outdoors, at which the chief food is fried
(Brit, informal) the act of preparing a mixed fried dish or the dish itself
the young of various species of fish
the young of certain other animals, such as frogs
young children See also small fry
Christopher. 1907–2005, English dramatist; author of the verse dramas A Phoenix Too Frequent (1946), The Lady’s Not For Burning (1948), and Venus Observed (1950)
Elizabeth. 1780–1845, English prison reformer and Quaker
Roger Eliot. 1866–1934, English art critic and painter who helped to introduce the postimpressionists to Britain. His books include Vision and Design (1920) and Cézanne (1927)
Stephen (John). born 1957, British writer, actor, and comedian; his novels include The Liar (1991) and The Stars’ Tennis Balls (2000)
mid-14c., past participle adjective from fry (v.).
late 13c., from Old French frire “to fry” (13c.), from Latin frigere “to roast or fry,” from PIE *bher- (4) “to cook, bake” (cf. Sanskrit bhrjjati “roasts,” bharjanah “roasting;” Persian birishtan “to roast;” Greek phrygein “to roast, bake”).
Meaning “execute in the electric chair” is U.S. slang from 1929. To go out of the frying pan into the fire is first attested in Thomas More (1532). The related noun is from 1630s. Related: Fried; frying. Frying pan recorded from mid-14c.
“young fish,” late 13c., from Anglo-French frei, from Old French frai “spawn,” from froier “to rub, spawn (by rubbing abdomen on sand).” First applied to human offspring 14c. in Scottish, though OED and some other sources trace this usage to Old Norse frjo, fræ “seed, offspring.”
bigger fish to fry, small fry
1. Non-working due to hardware failure; burnt out. Especially used of hardware brought down by a “power glitch” (see glitch), drop-outs, a short, or some other electrical event. (Sometimes this literally happens to electronic circuits! In particular, resistors can burn out and transformers can melt down, emitting noxious smoke – see friode, SED and LER. However, this term is also used metaphorically.) Compare frotzed.
2. Of people, exhausted. Said particularly of those who continue to work in such a state. Often used as an explanation or excuse. “Yeah, I know that fix destroyed the file system, but I was fried when I put it in.” Especially common in conjunction with “brain”: “My brain is fried today, I’m very short on sleep.”
[free-duh] /ˈfri də/ noun 1. a female given name.
[frahyd-keyk] /ˈfraɪdˌkeɪk/ noun 1. Chiefly Inland North. a doughnut or other small cooked in deep fat.
- Fried dough
noun a piece of thin rolled dough, deep fried until golden brown, sprinkled with powdered sugar or covered with tomato sauce; also called [fry bread], elephant ears , doughboy Usage Note cooking
- Fried egg