frigid vs polar what difference

what is difference between frigid and polar

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin frīgidus (cold), from frīgeō (I am cold), from frīgus (cold, coldness), from Proto-Indo-European *sriges-, *sriHges-.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: frĭj’ĭd, IPA(key): /ˈfɹɪdʒɪd/
  • Rhymes: -ɪdʒɪd

Adjective

frigid (comparative frigider or more frigid, superlative frigidest or most frigid)

  1. Very cold; lacking warmth; icy.
  2. Chilly in manner; lacking affection or zeal; impassive.
  3. (colloquial) Sexually unresponsive, especially of a woman.

Antonyms

  • fervid

Related terms

  • frigidity
  • frigidly
  • frigidness

Translations

References

  • frigid in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • frigid in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Danish

Adjective

frigid

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Inflection

Related terms

  • frigiditet

References

  • “frigid” in Den Danske Ordbog

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [fʁiˈɡiːt]
  • Hyphenation: fri‧git

Adjective

frigid (comparative frigider, superlative am frigidesten)

  1. Alternative form of frigide

Declension

Further reading

  • “frigid” in Duden online

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French frigide, Latin frigidus. See also frig.

Adjective

frigid m or n (feminine singular frigidă, masculine plural frigizi, feminine and neuter plural frigide)

  1. frigid

Declension

Related terms

  • frigiditate
  • frig


English

Etymology

From Late Latin polāris , equivalent to pole + -ar.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpəʊ̯lə(ɹ)/, [ˈpʰəʊ̯lə(ɹ)]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊ̯lɚ/, [ˈpʰoʊ̯lɚ]
  • Rhymes: -əʊlə(ɹ)

Adjective

polar (not comparable)

  1. Of or having a pole or polarity.
  2. (geography) Of, relating to, measured from, or referred to a geographic pole (the North Pole or South Pole); within the Arctic or Antarctic circles.
  3. (space sciences) Of an orbit that passes over, or near, one of these poles.
  4. (chemistry) Having a dipole; ionic.
  5. (mathematics) Of a coordinate system, specifying the location of a point in a plane by using a radius and an angle.
  6. (linguistics, of a question) Having but two possible answers, yes and no.

Derived terms

  • polar bear
  • polar nucleus
  • polar opposite

Translations

Noun

polar (plural polars)

  1. (geometry) The line joining the points of contact of tangents drawn to meet a curve from a point called the pole of the line.

Anagrams

  • ROLAP, parol, poral

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /poˈla/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /puˈla/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /poˈlaɾ/

Adjective

polar (masculine and feminine plural polars)

  1. polar

Derived terms

  • ós polar

French

Etymology

From policier +‎ -ard.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɔ.laʁ/

Noun

polar m (plural polars)

  1. (informal) detective novel

Further reading

  • “polar” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Pronunciation

Adjective

polar m or f (plural polares)

  1. polar

Antonyms

  • apolar

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /poˈlaːɐ̯/

Adjective

polar (not comparable)

  1. polar

Declension

Derived terms

  • Polarmeer
  • Polarnacht

Further reading

  • “polar” in Duden online

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From the noun pol

Pronunciation

Adjective

polar (neuter singular polart, definite singular and plural polare)

  1. polar

Derived terms

  • polarisere
  • polarsirkel

References

  • “polar” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From the noun pol

Adjective

polar (neuter singular polart, definite singular and plural polare)

  1. polar
Derived terms
  • polarisere
  • polarsirkel

Etymology 2

Noun

polar m

  1. indefinite plural of pol

References

  • “polar” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Homophone: pular (Portugal)
  • Hyphenation: po‧lar

Adjective

polar m or f (plural polares, comparable)

  1. polar

Derived terms

  • apolar
  • estrela polar
  • urso polar
  • polaridade

Related terms

  • polo

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin polāris, Italian polare and French polaire.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /poˈlar/

Adjective

polar m or n (feminine singular polară, masculine plural polari, feminine and neuter plural polare)

  1. polar

Declension

Derived terms

  • urs polar

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /poˈlaɾ/, [poˈlaɾ]
  • Hyphenation: po‧lar

Adjective

polar (plural polares)

  1. polar

Derived terms

  • apolar
  • casquete polar
  • estrella polar
  • oso polar
  • polaridad

Related terms

  • polo

Further reading

  • “polar” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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