1. [ verb ] be excessively hot

"If the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they'll be fried"

Related terms: heat
2. [ verb ] (food) cook on a hot surface using fat

"fry the pancakes"

Related terms: cook frizzle saute stir_fry deep-fat-fry griddle french-fry pan-fry cooking frying
3. [ noun ] (theater,writing) English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907)
Synonyms: christopher_fry
Related terms: dramatist
4. [ verb ] (law) kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair
Synonyms: electrocute

"The serial killer was electrocuted"

Related terms: kill execute electrocution
5. [ noun ] (fine art,work) English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
Synonyms: roger_fry roger_eliot_fry
Related terms: painter art_critic bloomsbury_group
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 870
7. [ noun ] a young person of either sex (between birth and puberty)
Synonyms: child kid youngster minor tike tyke tiddler small_fry nipper nestling shaver

"she writes books for children" "they're just kids" "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"

Related terms: juvenile urchin orphan kiddy changeling boy_wonder buster preschooler pickaninny schoolchild silly toddler foster_child waif imp foster-child bairn sprog peanut poster_child child's_body
Similar spelling:   Frye