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ice

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noun, often attributive \ˈīs\

Definition of ice

  1. 1 a :  frozen water b :  a sheet or stretch of ice

  2. 2 :  a substance resembling ice; especially :  the solid state of a substance usually found as a gas or liquid <ammonia ice in the rings of Saturn>

  3. 3 :  a state of coldness (as from formality or reserve)

  4. 4 a :  a frozen dessert containing a flavoring (as fruit juice); especially :  one containing no milk or cream b British :  a serving of ice cream

  5. 5 slang :  diamonds; broadly :  jewelry

  6. 6 :  an undercover premium paid to a theater employee for choice theater tickets

  7. 7 :  methamphetamine in the form of crystals of its hydrochloride salt C10H15N‧HCI when used illicitly for smoking —called also crystal, crystal meth

iceless

play \ˈīs-ləs\ adjective

on ice

  1. 1 :  with every likelihood of being won or accomplished

  2. 2 :  in reserve or safekeeping

on thin ice

  1. :  in a precarious or risky situation

Examples of ice in a sentence

  1. The steps were coated with ice.

  2. Ice formed on the car's windows.

  3. The ice melted quickly in the hot sun.

  4. She skated out onto the ice.

  5. He almost fell through a hole in the ice.

  6. Fill the glass with ice.

  7. He gave her some ice for her birthday.

Origin and Etymology of ice

Middle English is, from Old English īs; akin to Old High German īs ice, Avestan isu- icy


First Known Use: before 12th century

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ice

verb

Definition of ice

iced

icing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to coat with or convert into ice b :  to chill with ice c :  to supply with ice

  3. 2 :  to cover with or as if with icing

  4. 3 :  to put on ice

  5. 4 :  secure 1b <made two free throws … to ice the win — Jack McCallum>

  6. 5 :  to shoot (an ice hockey puck) the length of the rink and beyond the opponents' goal line

  7. 6 slang :  kill 1a

  8. intransitive verb
  9. 1 :  to become ice-cold

  10. 2 a :  to become covered with ice —often used with up or over b :  to have ice form inside

Examples of ice in a sentence

  1. Ice the glasses before you fill them.

  2. <with that win, the team has pretty much iced a spot in the play-offs>

15th Century

First Known Use of ice

15th century


Ice

abbreviation

Definition of Ice

  1. Iceland


ICE

abbreviation

Definition of ICE

  1. 1 internal combustion engine

  2. 2 International Cultural Exchange

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ICE Defined for English Language Learners

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ice

play
noun, often attributive \ˈīs\

Definition of ice for English Language Learners

  • : frozen water

  • : a sheet of frozen water

  • : cubes or pieces of ice


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ice

verb

Definition of ice for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) cold with ice

  • : to cover (something, such as a cake) with icing

  • : to make winning or getting (something) certain


ICE Defined for Kids

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ice

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noun \ˈīs\

Definition of ice for Students

  1. 1 :  frozen water

  2. 2 :  a sheet of frozen water <She skated out onto the ice.>

  3. 3 :  a substance like ice <Ammonia ice is found in the rings of Saturn.>

  4. 4 :  a frozen dessert usually made with sweetened fruit juice


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ice

play
verb

Definition of ice for Students

iced

icing

  1. 1 :  to coat or become coated with ice <The roads iced up.>

  2. 2 :  to chill with ice <Ice the glasses.>

  3. 3 :  to cover with icing


Medical Dictionary

ice

play
noun \ˈīs\

Medical Definition of ice

  1. 1:  frozen water

  2. 2:  crystal meth


Law Dictionary

ICE

abbreviation

Legal Definition of ICE

  1. Immigration and Customs Enforcement



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