2 English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907) [syn: Christopher Fry]
3 a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters" [syn: child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, nestling]
1 be excessively hot; "If the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they'll be fried"
2 cook on a hot surface using fat; "fry the pancakes"
3 kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair; "The serial killer was electrocuted" [syn: electrocute]
- , /fraɪ/, /fraI/
- Rhymes with: -aɪ
Etymology 1from Old French frire, from Latin frigere (to roast or fry), Greek phrygein (to roast, bake), from ProtoIndoEuropean *bhreu- (compare Sanskrit bhrjjati (roasts) bharjanah (roasting), German Braten) - ca. 1290
- To cook (something) in hot fat.
- To cook in hot fat.
- intransitive colloquial To suffer because
of too much heat.
- You'll fry if you go out in this sun with no sunblock on.
- intransitive informal To be executed by the electric
- He's guilty of murder — he's going to fry.
- transitive informal
(something-usually electronic) with excessive heat, voltage, or
- If you apply that much voltage, you'll fry the resistor.
to cook (something) in hot fat
cook in hot fat
suffer because of too much heat
- Finnish: paistua, sulaa
- Swedish: steka
informal: be executed by the electric chair
- Finnish: käristyä
- (usually in plural fries) (mainly Canada and US) A fried potato.
- In the context of "Ireland|UK": A meal of fried sausages, bacon, eggs, etc.
meal of fried sausages, bacon, etc
Etymology 2from Anglo-French. frei, from Old French frai (spawn), from froier (to rub, spawn (by rubbing abdomen on sand))
- Young fish.
Fry may refer to the following:
- French fries, potatoes cut into batons and deep-fried, or other foods cooked by frying
- Fry and
Laurie, the comedy act of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie
- A Bit of Fry and Laurie, the television show featuring this act
- Fry Street (album), an album by Five Times August
- Fry Street Fair, an event in Texas, United States
- Frying the Fat, a compilation album released by Grand Central Records
- Philip J. Fry, protagonist of animated series Futurama
Organizations and businesses
- Fry an Spyrys, a group in Cornwall, England, UK calling for the disestablishment of the Church of England
- Fry Art Gallery, in Essex, England
Electronics, a chain of electronics stores located primarily in
the western United States
- Frys.com Open, the golf tournament currently sponsored by Fry's Electronics
- Fry's Food and Drug, a supermarket chain in Arizona, United States, owned by the Kroger Company
- J. S. Fry & Sons, a former chocolate manufacturer, now a part of Cadbury Schweppes
- Fry Readability Formula, a readability metric for English-language texts
- West Frisian language, the ISO 639-2 and ISO 639-3 language codes for which are "FRY"
- Fry, recently-hatched fish which have absorbed their yolk sacs and can hunt and consume live food
- "Frying" is used to describe a psychedelic experience in American slang.
fry in Czech: Fry
fry in German: Fry
fry in Spanish: Fry
fry in French: Fry
fry in Italian: FRY
fry in Hebrew: פריי
fry in Dutch: Fly
fry in Japanese: フライ
fry in Kölsch: FRY (Watt ėßß datt?)
fry in Russian: Фрай
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