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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fry  \Fry\,  n.  [OE.  fri,  fry,  seed,  descendants,  cf  OF  froye 
  spawning,  spawn  of  fishes,  little  fishes,  fr  L.  fricare 
  tosub  (see  {Friction}),  but  cf  also  Icel.  fr[ae],  frj[=o], 
  seed,  Sw  &  Dan.  fr["o],  Goth.  fraiw  seed,  descendants.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  young  of  any  fish. 
 
  2.  A  swarm  or  crowd,  especially  of  little  fishes;  young  or 
  small  things  in  general. 
 
  The  fry  of  children  young.  --Spenser. 
 
  To  sever  .  .  .  the  good  fish  from  the  other  fry. 
  --Milton. 
 
  We  have  burned  two  frigates,  and  a  hundred  and 
  twenty  small  fry.  --Walpole. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fry  \Fry\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fried};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Frying}.]  [OE.  frien,  F.  frire,  fr  L.  frigere  to  roast, 
  parch,  fry,  cf  Gr  ?,  Skr.  bhrajj  Cf  {Fritter}.] 
  To  cook  in  a  pan  or  on  a  griddle  (esp.  with  the  use  of  fat, 
  butter,  or  olive  oil)  by  heating  over  a  fire;  to  cook  in 
  boiling  lard  or  fat;  as  to  fry  fish;  to  fry  doughnuts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fry  \Fry\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  undergo  the  process  of  frying;  to  be  subject  to  the 
  action  of  heat  in  a  frying  pan,  or  on  a  griddle,  or  in  a 
  kettle  of  hot  fat. 
 
  2.  To  simmer;  to  boil.  [Obs.] 
 
  With  crackling  flames  a  caldron  fries.  --Dryden 
 
  The  frothy  billows  fry.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  undergo  or  cause  a  disturbing  action  accompanied  with  a 
  sensation  of  heat. 
 
  To  keep  the  oil  from  frying  in  the  stomach.  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  To  be  agitated;  to  be  greatly  moved  [Obs.] 
 
  What  kindling  motions  in  their  breasts  do  fry. 
  --Fairfax. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fry 
  n  :  a  young  person  of  either  sex  (between  birth  and  puberty); 
  "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}] 
  v  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  in  the  electric  chair  [syn:  {electrocute}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  fry  1.  vi  To  fail  Said  especially  of  smoke-producing 
  hardware  failures.  More  generally,  to  become  non-working.  Usage: 
  never  said  of  software,  only  of  hardware  and  humans.  See  {fried}, 
  {magic  smoke}.  2.  vt  To  cause  to  fail  to  {roach},  {toast},  or  {hose}  a 
  piece  of  hardware.  Never  used  of  software  or  humans,  but  compare  {fried}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  fry 
 
  1.  To  fail  Said  especially  of  smoke-producing  hardware 
  failures.  More  generally,  to  become  non-working.  Usage: 
  never  said  of  software,  only  of  hardware  and  humans.  See 
  {fried},  {magic  smoke}. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  fail  to  {roach},  {toast},  or  {hose}  a  piece  of 
  hardware.  Never  used  of  software  or  humans,  but  compare 
  {fried}. 
 
 




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