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glacier

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noun gla·cier \ˈglā-shər also -zhər, especially British ˈgla-sē-ər or ˈglā-sē-\

Simple Definition of glacier

  • : a very large area of ice that moves slowly down a slope or valley or over a wide area of land

Full Definition of glacier

  1. :  a large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or valley or spreading outward on a land surface

Origin of glacier

French, from Middle French dialect (Franco-Provençal), from glace ice, from Latin glacies; akin to Latin gelu frost — more at cold


First Known Use: 1744

Rhymes with glacier


GLACIER Defined for Kids

glacier

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noun gla·cier \ˈglā-shər\

Definition of glacier

  1. :  a large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or over a wide area of land





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