Definitions for glacialˈgleɪ ʃəl

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.]


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