What does glacial mean?

Definitions for glacial
ˈgleɪ ʃəlglacial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glacialadjective

    relating to or derived from a glacier

    "glacial deposit"

  2. frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintryadjective

    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, polaradjective

    extremely cold

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

Wiktionary

  1. glacialadjective

    of, or relating to glaciers

    Etymology: From glacial, from glacialis, from glacies.

  2. glacialadjective

    very slowly

    Etymology: From glacial, from glacialis, from glacies.

  3. glacialadjective

    cold and icy

    Etymology: From glacial, from glacialis, from glacies.

  4. glacialadjective

    having the appearance of ice

    Etymology: From glacial, from glacialis, from glacies.

  5. glacialadjective

    cool and unfriendly

    Etymology: From glacial, from glacialis, from glacies.

  6. Glacialnoun

    Of the Pleistocene period dominated by the presence of glaciers.

    Etymology: From glacial, from glacialis, from glacies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glacialadjective

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

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

  2. Glacialadjective

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of glacial in a Sentence

  1. Raul Labrador:

    There's a lot of sticking points, not just one, every time we meet, we get a little closer. Sometimes that movement is glacial, so Raul Labrador really have to pay attention to observe it, but there is a way here, there is a way.

  2. Suraj Paudyal:

    It seems that a serac( a piece of glacial ice broke) and barreled down the couloir( a gully on a mountainside) from the top ridge of the mountain and the gust created the turbulence washing the climbers and staff from their tented camp at the base camp.

  3. Carlos Curbelo:

    Every time we meet, we get a little closer. Sometimes that movement is glacial, so Raul Labrador really have to pay attention to observe it, but there is a way here, there is a way.

  4. Adam Brumm:

    They must have done so using relatively sophisticated watercraft of some kind, as there were no land bridges between the islands, even during the glacial peaks of the last ice age, when global sea levels were up to 140 meters( 459 feet) lower than they are today.

  5. Loren Davis:

    We hypothesize that this may signal a cultural connection between early peoples who lived around the northern Pacific Rim, and that traditional technological ideas spread from northeastern Asia into North America at the end of the last glacial period.

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