What does glacial mean?

Definitions for glacialˈgleɪ ʃəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word glacial.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glacial(adj)

    relating to or derived from a glacier

    "glacial deposit"

  2. frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintry(adj)

    devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

    "a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile"

  3. arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polar(adj)

    extremely cold

    "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"


  1. glacial(Adjective)

    of, or relating to glaciers

  2. glacial(Adjective)

    very slowly

  3. glacial(Adjective)

    cold and icy

  4. glacial(Adjective)

    having the appearance of ice

  5. glacial(Adjective)

    cool and unfriendly

  6. Glacial(ProperNoun)

    Of the Pleistocene period dominated by the presence of glaciers.

  7. Origin: From glacial, from glacialis, from glacies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glacial(adj)

    pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena

  2. Glacial(adj)

    resembling ice; having the appearance and consistency of ice; -- said of certain solid compounds; as, glacial phosphoric or acetic acids

  3. Origin: [L. glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F. glacial.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glacial

    glā′shi-al, adj. icy: frozen: pertaining to ice or its action, esp. to glaciers.—ns. Glā′cialist, one who attributes the phenomena of the drift in geology to the action of glaciers; Glāciā′tion, the act of freezing: ice: the process of becoming covered with glaciers. [Fr.,—L. glacialisglacies, ice.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glacial in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glacial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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