ice age

noun
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of ice age

1 : a time of widespread glaciation
2 capitalized I&A : the Pleistocene glacial epoch

Examples of ice age in a Sentence

  1. changes that occurred during the last ice age

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First Known Use of ice age

1855

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ICE AGE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ice age for English Language Learners

  • : a time in the distant past when a large part of the world was covered with ice


ICE AGE Defined for Kids

ice age

noun

Definition of ice age for Students

: a period of time during which much of the earth is covered with glaciers


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