What does ICE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ice, water ice(noun)

    water frozen in the solid state

    "Americans like ice in their drinks"

  2. ice(noun)

    the frozen part of a body of water

  3. ice, sparkler(noun)


    "look at the ice on that dame!"

  4. frosting, icing, ice(noun)

    a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes

  5. ice, frappe(noun)

    a frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk)

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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"

  9. frost, ice(verb)

    decorate with frosting

    "frost a cake"

  10. ice(verb)

    cause to become ice or icy

    "an iced summer drink"

  11. ice(verb)

    put ice on or put on ice

    "Ice your sprained limbs"


  1. ice(Noun)

    Water in frozen (solid) form.

  2. ice(Noun)

    Any frozen volatile chemical, such as ammonia or carbon dioxide.

  3. ice(Noun)

    A frozen dessert made of fruit juice, water and sugar.

  4. ice(Noun)

    Any substance having the appearance of ice.

  5. ice(Noun)

    One or more diamonds.

  6. ice(Noun)

    Crystal form of methamphetamine.

  7. ice(Noun)

    The area where a game of ice hockey is played.

  8. ice(Verb)

    To cool with ice, as a beverage.

  9. ice(Verb)

    To become ice, to freeze.

  10. ice(Verb)

    : To murder.

  11. ice(Verb)

    To cover with icing (frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg); to frost; as cakes, tarts, etc.

  12. ice(Verb)

    To put out a team for a match.

    Milton Keynes have yet to ice a team this season

  13. ice(Verb)

    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.

  14. 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).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ice(noun)

    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.

  2. Ice(noun)

    concreted sugar

  3. Ice(noun)

    water, cream, custard, etc., sweetened, flavored, and artificially frozen

  4. Ice(noun)

    any substance having the appearance of ice; as, camphor ice

  5. Ice(verb)

    to cover with ice; to convert into ice, or into something resembling ice

  6. Ice(verb)

    to cover with icing, or frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg; to frost, as cakes, tarts, etc

  7. Ice(verb)

    to chill or cool, as with ice; to freeze

  8. Origin: [OE. is, iis, AS. s; aksin to D. ijs, G. eis, OHG. s, Icel. ss, Sw. is, Dan. iis, and perh. to E. iron.]


  1. Ice

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ice

    īs, n. water congealed by freezing: concreted sugar, a frozen confection of sweetened cream or the juice of various fruits.—v.t. to cover with ice: to freeze: to cover with concreted sugar:—pr.p. ic′ing; pa.p. iced.—ns. Ice′-age (geol.), the glacial epoch, its records included in the Pleistocene system, the chief relics morainic materials, boulder-clay or till, believed to have been formed under glacial ice; Ice′-an′chor, an anchor with one arm for securing a vessel to an ice-floe; Ice′-bird, the little auk or sea-dove; Ice′blink, the peculiar appearance in the air reflected from distant masses of ice; Ice′boat, a boat used for forcing a passage through or being dragged over ice.—adj. Ice′-bound, bound, surrounded, or fixed in with ice.—ns. Ice′-brook, a frozen brook; Ice′-cream, Iced′-cream, cream sweetened or flavoured, and artificially frozen.—adj. Iced, covered with ice: encrusted with sugar.—n. Ice′-fall, a glacier.—n.pl. Ice′-feath′ers, peculiar feather-like forms assumed by ice at the summits of mountains.—ns. Ice′-fern, the fern-like encrustation which is found on windows during frost; Ice′field, a large field or sheet of ice; Ice′float, Ice′floe, a large mass of floating ice; Ice′foot, a belt of ice forming round the shores in Arctic regions—also Ice′-belt, Ice′-ledge, Ice′-wall; Ice′house, a house for preserving ice; Ice′-ī′sland, an island of floating ice; Ice′man, a man skilled in travelling upon ice: a dealer in ice: a man in attendance at any frozen pond where skating, &c., are going on; Ice′pack, drifting ice packed together; Ice′-pail, a pail filled with ice for cooling bottles of wine; Ice′-plant, a plant whose leaves glisten in the sun as if covered with ice; Ice′-plough, an instrument for cutting grooves in ice to facilitate its removal; Ice′-saw, a large saw for cutting through ice to free ships, &c.; Ice′-spar, a variety of feldspar remarkable for its transparent ice-like crystals; Ice′-wa′ter, water from melted ice: iced water.—adv. Ic′ily.—ns. Ic′iness; Ic′ing, a covering of ice or concreted sugar.—adjs. Ic′y, composed of, abounding in, or like ice: frosty: cold: chilling: without warmth of affection; Ic′y-pearled (Milt.), studded with pearls or spangles of ice.—Break the ice (see Break). [A.S. is; Ger. eis, Ice., Dan. is.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. ice

    [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

  1. Ice

    The solid substance formed by the FREEZING of water.


  1. ice

    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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ICE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2644

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ICE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2081

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ICE' in Nouns Frequency: #1100


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ICE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ICE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vickie Kloeris:

    Pizza is one and so is ice cream.

  2. Duane Sylvester:

    Ice is indispensable in a cocktail.

  3. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Life is only a flicker of melted ice.

  4. Davis Love, Jr.:

    All problems can be solved over ice cream!

  5. Bryan Peterson:

    There's so much ice through the whole system.

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