glacier

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

Definition of glacier

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

Origin and Etymology 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


GLACIER Defined for English Language Learners

glacier

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

Definition of glacier for English Language Learners

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


GLACIER Defined for Kids

glacier

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noun gla·cier \ˈglā-shər\

Definition of glacier for Students

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



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