from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Very cold or chilled water, especially for drinking, often with ice in it.
  • n. Melted ice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. water, for drinking, either chilled in ice, or with the addition of ice cubes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Water formed by the melting of ice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Water from melted ice.
  • n. Water cooled by ice; iced water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. water served ice-cold or with ice


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  • “There was one,” Neil recalls, “where they syringed ice water into your ear for a long period of time until you sort of got uncaged, and another where you had your foot in ice water for quite a while.

    First Man

  • Enraged after giving up a run-scoring single, Dibble threw a bat (a la Tony LaRussa) at the screen behind home plate at Riverfront, and he has dumped a bucket of ice water (a la Dave Kingman) on a sportswriter.

    Baseball’s Even Greater Insults

  • I expected that Satan would order a Manhattan or a Bloody Mary, or, like in the song, a piña colada, but was surprised to find that ice water was His drink of choice, and He could barely get enough of it!

    Roseanne Archy

  • On the sidewalk, Manelli handed her off one last time-to two medics, who put her on a cot and began hovering over her, pouring ice water on her burnt hand and then wrapping it with bandages.

    Manhattan Is My Beat

  • The world stopped for a moment, just long enough for me to feel drops of ice water shoot out of all my pores as if they were spring-loaded.

    Dexter in the dark

  • Inside the cool clubhouse, with its large sitting rooms and abundance of leather-upholstered chairs, I accompanied a delicious prosciutto-mozzarella-and-tomato-on-baguette lunch with about sixteen glasses of ice water and POWERade to rebuild my depleted electrolytes, then one piece of apple torte.

    The Italian Summer

  • The waitress returned with ice water in cut-crystal goblets, pillowy slices of whole-wheat bread and. two small tubs of vegeta-bls pit6 that tasted uncannily like the real thing.

    Blood Test


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