Definitions for iceaɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
iceaɪs(n.; v.)iced, ic•ing.
(n.)the solid form of water, produced by freezing; frozen water.
the frozen surface of a body of water.
any substance resembling frozen water:
a frozen dessert made of sweetened water and fruit juice.
Ref: ice cream.
icing, as on a cake.
Slang. a diamond or diamonds.
Slang. protection money paid to the police by the operator of an illicit business. a fee paid, as to a theater manager, to secure desirable tickets.
Category: Status (usage)
Slang. methamphetamine prepared illicitly as crystals for smoking.
(v.t.)to cover with ice.
to change into ice; freeze.
to cool with ice:
Ice the sodas, please.
to cover with icing; frost:
to ice a cake.
to make cold, as if with ice.
Informal. to make sure of; clinch: to assure success or victory in.
to ice a deal.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
Slang. to kill; murder.
(v.i.)to change to ice; freeze.
to become coated with ice (often fol. by up).
Idioms for ice:
break the ice, to overcome initial social awkwardness or formality. to make an effective beginning.
cut no ice,to fail to impress or influence.
Category: Idiom, Informal
ice the puck,to hit a hockey puck from one's own half of the rink to the far side of the opponent's half.
Category: Sport, Idiom
on ice, assured of success or victory. in a state of abeyance or readiness.
Category: Idiom, Informal
(skating) on thin ice,in a precarious or delicate situation.
Origin of ice:
bef. 900; ME, OE is
a suffix of nouns borrowed from French, indicating state or quality:
Origin of -ice:
ME -ice, -ise < OF < L -itius, -itia, -itium
Category: Geography (places)
Category: Peoples, Geography (places)
ice, water ice(noun)
water frozen in the solid state
"Americans like ice in their drinks"
the frozen part of a body of water
"look at the ice on that dame!"
frosting, icing, ice(noun)
a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
a frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk)
methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trash(noun)
an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
internal-combustion engine, ICE(noun)
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
ice rink, ice-skating rink, ice(verb)
a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating
"the crowd applauded when she skated out onto the ice"
decorate with frosting
"frost a cake"
cause to become ice or icy
"an iced summer drink"
put ice on or put on ice
"Ice your sprained limbs"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
That morning there was ice on the roads.; a block of ice
ice cubes in a drink
I'd like water with no ice, please.
to make a situation more relaxed
Everyone was nervous, but his jokes broke the ice.
Water in frozen (solid) form.
Any frozen volatile chemical, such as ammonia or carbon dioxide.
A frozen dessert made of fruit juice, water and sugar.
Any substance having the appearance of ice.
One or more diamonds.
Crystal form of methamphetamine.
The area where a game of ice hockey is played.
To cool with ice, as a beverage.
To become ice, to freeze.
: To murder.
To cover with icing (frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg); to frost; as cakes, tarts, etc.
To put out a team for a match.
Milton Keynes have yet to ice a team this season
To shoot the puck the length of the playing surface, causing a stoppage in play called icing.
If the Bruins ice the puck, the faceoff will be in their own zone.
Origin: From is, from is, from īsan (compare West Frisian iis, Dutch ijs, German Eis, Swedish is), from h₁eiH- (compare Lithuanian ýnis, Russian иней, Ossetian их, ех).
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.
water, cream, custard, etc., sweetened, flavored, and artificially frozen
any substance having the appearance of ice; as, camphor ice
to cover with ice; to convert into ice, or into something resembling ice
to cover with icing, or frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg; to frost, as cakes, tarts, etc
to chill or cool, as with ice; to freeze
Ice is water frozen into a solid state. It can appear transparent or opaque bluish-white color, depending on the presence of impurities or air inclusions. The addition of other materials such as soil may further alter its appearance. Ice appears naturally in forms of snowflakes, hail, icicles, ice spikes and candles, glaciers, pack ice, frost, and polar ice caps. It is an important component of the global climate and plays an important role in the water cycle. Furthermore, ice has numerous cultural applications, from ice cooling of drinks to winter sports to the art of ice sculpting. The molecules in solid ice may be arranged in numerous different ways, called phases, depending on the temperature and pressure. Typically, ice is the phase known as ice Ih, which is the most abundant of the varying solid phases on Earth's surface The most common phase transition to ice Ih occurs when liquid water is cooled below 0°C at standard atmospheric pressure. It can also deposit from vapour with no intervening liquid phase, such as in the formation of frost. The word is derived from Old English īs, which in turn stems from Proto-Germanic isaz.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[coined by Usenetter Tom Maddox, popularized by William Gibson's cyberpunk SF novels: a contrived acronym for ‘Intrusion Countermeasure Electronics’] Security software (in Gibson's novels, software that responds to intrusion by attempting to immobilize or even literally kill the intruder). Hence, icebreaker: a program designed for cracking security on a system.Neither term is in serious use yet as of late 2003, but many hackers find the metaphor attractive, and each may develop a denotation in the future. In the meantime, the speculative usage could be confused with ‘ICE’, an acronym for “in-circuit emulator”.In ironic reference to the speculative usage, however, some hackers and computer scientists formed ICE (International Cryptographic Experiment) in 1994. ICE is a consortium to promote uniform international access to strong cryptography.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The solid substance formed by the FREEZING of water.
Ice.com is one of the leading e-commerce website that sells diamonds, engagement rings, watches, earrings and all other types of jewelry. It raised $47 million from Polaris Venture Partners and Ignition Partners. The online retailer opened its doors in 1999 and has grown to annual sales of $83.4 million.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ice' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2644
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ice' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2081
Rank popularity for the word 'ice' in Nouns Frequency: #1100
Translations for ice
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
The pond is covered with ice.
- geloPortuguese (BR)
- das EisGerman
- ís, klakiIcelandic
- یخ، کنګلPashto
- 冰Chinese (Trad.)
- 冰Chinese (Simp.)
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