fry vs nestling what difference

what is difference between fry and nestling

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: frī, IPA(key): /fɹaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Etymology 1

From Middle English frien, borrowed from Old French frire, from Latin frīgō (to roast, fry), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-. Cognate with Ancient Greek φρύγω (phrúgō, I roast, bake), Sanskrit भृज्जति (bhṛjjati, to roast, grill, fry), भृग् (bhṛg, the crackling of fire)

Verb

fry (third-person singular simple present fries, present participle frying, simple past and past participle fried)

  1. A method of cooking food.
    1. (transitive) To cook (something) in hot fat.
    2. (intransitive) To cook in hot fat.
  2. To be affected by extreme heat or current.
    1. (intransitive, colloquial) To suffer because of too much heat.
    2. (chiefly US, intransitive, slang) To be executed by the electric chair.
    3. (transitive, informal) To destroy (something, usually electronic) with excessive heat, voltage, or current.
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:cook
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

fry (plural fries)

  1. (usually in the plural, fries, chiefly Canada and US) A fried strip of potato.
    Synonyms: chip, french fry
  2. (Ireland, Britain) A meal of fried sausages, bacon, eggs, etc.
    Synonym: fry-up
  3. (colloquial, archaic) A state of excitement.
Derived terms
Related terms
  • french fry
  • fries
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English fry (seed, offspring), from Old Norse frjó (seed, semen), from Proto-Germanic *fraiwą (seed, semen, offspring), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)per-, *(s)prei- (to strew, sow). Cognate with Icelandic frjó (pollen, seed), Icelandic fræ (seed), Swedish frö (seed, embryo, grain, germ), Danish and Norwegian frø (seed), Gothic ???????????????????? (fraiw, seed).

Noun

fry (uncountable)

  1. (now chiefly Britain dialectal) Offspring; progeny; children; brood.
  2. Young fish; fishlings.
  3. (archaic) A swarm, especially of something small.
    a fry of children
  4. (Britain dialectal) The spawn of frogs.
Derived terms
  • small fry
Translations

Etymology 3

Dialectal, of obscure origin.

Noun

fry (plural fries)

  1. A kind of sieve.
  2. A drain.

Westrobothnian

Etymology

From Old Norse frýja; cognate with Norwegian fry.

Verb

fry (preterite frydd)

  1. (transitive) To taunt, challenge one to a fight, wrestling, a bet, etc.
  2. (with infinitive) To dare, have the courage.
  3. (imperative) As a word of challenge.


English

Etymology 1

From Middle English nestling, equivalent to nest +‎ -ling.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛstlɪŋ/

Noun

nestling (plural nestlings)

  1. A small, young bird that is still confined to the nest.
    Synonym: quab
  2. (obsolete) A nest; a receptacle.
    • the secrecies of the passages, and the seats or nestlings of the humours
Translations

Etymology 2

From nestle +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛsəlɪŋ/, /ˈnɛslɪŋ/

Verb

nestling

  1. present participle of nestle

Noun

nestling (plural nestlings)

  1. The act of one who nestles.

Anagrams

  • slenting

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