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Definitions of fret:
  • noun:   a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch
  • noun:   an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizonal lines (often in relief)
    Example: "There was a simple fret at the top of the walls"
  • noun:   agitation resulting from active worry
  • noun:   a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
  • verb:   provide (a musical instrument) with frets
    Example: "Fret a guitar"
  • verb:   wear away or erode
  • verb:   decorate with an interlaced design
  • verb:   carve a pattern into
  • verb:   be agitated or irritated
    Example: "Don't fret over these small details"
  • verb:   cause annoyance in
  • verb:   gnaw into; make resentful or angry
  • verb:   become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
  • verb:   remove soil or rock
  • verb:   cause friction
  • verb:   be too tight; rub or press
  • verb:   worry unnecessarily or excessively
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #72826)

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