American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Water frozen solid.
- n. A surface, layer, or mass of frozen water.
- n. Something resembling frozen water: ammonia ice.
- n. A frozen dessert consisting of water, sugar, and a liquid flavoring, often fruit juice.
- n. Cake frosting; icing.
- n. Slang Diamonds.
- n. Sports The playing field in ice hockey; the rink.
- n. Extreme unfriendliness or reserve.
- n. Slang A payment over the listed price of a ticket for a public event.
- n. Slang Methamphetamine.
- v. To coat or slick with solidly frozen water.
- v. To cause to become ice; freeze.
- v. To chill by setting in or as if in ice.
- v. To cover or decorate (a cake, for example) with a sugar coating.
- v. Slang To ensure of victory, as in a game; clinch.
- v. Sports To shoot (the puck) from one's defensive half of an ice hockey rink across the opponent's goal line outside of the goal.
- v. Slang To kill; murder.
- v. To turn into or become coated with ice; freeze: The pond iced over.
- idiom. on ice Slang Assured of attainment or success: With the extra goal the victory was on ice.
- idiom. on ice Slang In reserve or readiness.
- idiom. on ice Slang Away from public notice or activity.
- idiom. on thin ice In a precarious position.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The solid form of water, produced by freezing. It is a brittle, transparent solid, with a refractive index of 1.3. Water, under ordinary conditions, begins to freeze at 32° F. (0° C.), and in freezing expands by about
of its bulk, exerting a great force against any surface by which it is confined. The specific gravity of ice is nearly 0.92, and hence it floats on the water with about of its volume submerged. The temperature of freezing is lowered .0075° C. for every atmosphere of pressure. Freezing is retarded by substances in solution; thus, seawater freezes at about 27° F. (—3° C.). Ice is produced in unlimited quantities by the processes of nature in cold climates. It may also be made artificially by ice-machines of various kinds. See ice-machine.
- n. Same as icing.
- n. A frozen confection consisting
- n. of sweetened and flavored cream, milk, or custard (cream-ice, ice-cream), or
- n. of the sweetened juice of various fruits (water-ice).
- To cover with ice; convert into ice; freeze.
- To apply ice to; refrigerate; preserve in ice, as meat.
- To cover with concreted sugar; frost.
- A particular form (including the stem-vowel -i-) of the termination -ce, of Latin origin, as in avarice, justice, malice, notice, service, novice, etc.; also in words of later formation, as in cowardice. In practice the termination is historically a feminine form of -ic.
- n. uncountable Water in frozen (solid) form.
- n. uncountable, physics, astronomy Any frozen volatile chemical, such as ammonia or carbon dioxide.
- n. countable A frozen dessert made of fruit juice, water and sugar.
- n. uncountable Any substance having the appearance of ice.
- n. uncountable, slang One or more diamonds.
- n. uncountable, slang, drugs Crystal form of methamphetamine.
- n. uncountable, ice hockey The area where a game of ice hockey is played.
- v. To cool with ice, as a beverage.
- v. To become ice, to freeze.
- v. slang : To murder.
- v. To cover with icing (frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg); to frost; as cakes, tarts, etc.
- v. ice hockey To put out a team for a match.
- v. ice hockey To shoot the puck the length of the playing surface, causing a stoppage in play called icing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Water or other fluid frozen or reduced to the solid state by cold; frozen water. It is a white or transparent colorless substance, crystalline, brittle, and viscoidal. Its specific gravity (0.92, that of water at 4° C. being 1.0) being less than that of water, ice floats.
- n. Concreted sugar.
- n. Water, cream, custard, etc., sweetened, flavored, and artificially frozen.
- n. Any substance having the appearance of ice.
- v. To cover with ice; to convert into ice, or into something resembling ice.
- v. To cover with icing, or frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg; to frost, as cakes, tarts, etc.
- v. To chill or cool, as with ice; to freeze.
- v. put ice on or put on ice
- n. diamonds.
- n. a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
- n. water frozen in the solid state
- n. a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
- v. cause to become ice or icy
- n. a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating
- n. the frozen part of a body of water
- n. a frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk)
- n. an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
- v. decorate with frosting
- From Middle English is, from Old English īs, from Proto-Germanic *īsan (compare West Frisian iis, Dutch ijs, Low Saxon (Low German) Ies, German Eis, Danish and Swedish is), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eiH- (compare Lithuanian ýnis ("glazed frost"), Russian иней (ínej, "hoarfrost"), Ossetian их (ix), ех (ex, "ice"), Persian یخ (yax)). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English is, from Old English īs. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“If a substantial layer of ice is expected to accumulate from the freezing rain, an _ice storm_ is forecast.”
“Neither do I think moraines of this kind would be formed by a glacier emerging from a steep narrow canyon and running out on a level plain; for in such cases, as soon as the confinement of the bounding walls is removed, the ice stream spreads out into an _ice lake_.”
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“Add everything except the champagne and stir briefly with ice; strain into a punch bowl filled with lemon ice** and add chilled champagne.”
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