What does glacial mean?

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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

  2. glacialadjective

    very slowly

  3. glacialadjective

    cold and icy

  4. glacialadjective

    having the appearance of ice

  5. glacialadjective

    cool and unfriendly

  6. Glacialnoun

    Of the Pleistocene period dominated by the presence of glaciers.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Glacialadjective

    Icy; made of ice; frozen.

    Etymology: glacial, French; glacialis, Latin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glacialadjective

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

  2. Glacialadjective

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

  3. 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. Azizullah Chitrali:

    I steer (them) to protect our communities and their livelihoods from any potential glacial lake flood threat or other disasters like landslides or earthquakes that could occur at any time.

  2. Matthew Bennett:

    It's the first unequivocal site and a good data point that places people in the American southwest around the last glacial maximum.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Michael Ingram:

    Given weakening economic momentum, downside risks to the outlook via trade and geopolitical risk and the current glacial progress to hitting the ECB's inflation target ... the odds are rates will remain at current levels for an even longer period.

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