Definition of Fahrenheit in English:

Fahrenheit

(also F)
(also F, Fahrenheit scale)

adjective

postpositive when used with a numeral
  • Of or denoting a scale of temperature on which water freezes at 32° and boils at 212° under standard conditions.

    ‘the temperature was steady at 65° Fahrenheit’
    • ‘If you heat up water to 212 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on pressure and so forth, it boils.’
    • ‘Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, or 100 degrees Celsius.’
    • ‘The tests included temperatures as cold as minus 112 degrees Fahrenheit to simulate the conditions of open space.’
    • ‘Temperatures can vary from freezing to 130 degrees Fahrenheit, making daily duties difficult.’
    • ‘The students exercised in cold water of 68 degrees Fahrenheit and warm water of 91.4 degrees Fahrenheit.’

noun

  • The Fahrenheit scale of temperature.

    • ‘The Fahrenheit and Celsius scales are based on two fixed points, the Kelvin and Rankine scales are based on one.’
    • ‘Likewise, we can measure temperatures on the Celsius or Fahrenheit scales.’
    • ‘The original zero point of the Fahrenheit temperature scale was set at the lowest temperature that could be reached in a mixture of salt and ice.’
    • ‘However, a sunny 95-degree Fahrenheit spike can slash months of savings in a single eight-hour day.’
    • ‘Looking out through a world in reverse, he wrote in grease pencil the Fahrenheit temperatures backwards for us on the other side of the glass.’

Origin

Mid 18th century named after Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), German physicist.

Pronunciation

Fahrenheit

/ˈfar(ə)nhʌɪt/