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Definition of "ice" []

  • Water frozen solid. (noun)
  • A surface, layer, or mass of frozen water. (noun)
  • Something resembling frozen water: ammonia ice. (noun)
  • A frozen dessert consisting of water, sugar, and a liquid flavoring, often fruit juice. (noun)
  • Cake frosting; icing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ice" in a sentence
  • "After much persuasion, I went on the ice myself; though not without considerable fear; yet such a favourite sport is this with the English, and so infatuated are some of these _ice players_, that nothing will deter them from venturing on those places which are marked as dangerous; and thus many perish, like moths that sacrifice themselves in the candle flame."
  • "If a substantial layer of ice is expected to accumulate from the freezing rain, an _ice storm_ is forecast."
  • "Neither do I think moraines of this kind would be formed by a glacier emerging from a steep narrow canyon and running out on a level plain; for in such cases, as soon as the confinement of the bounding walls is removed, the ice stream spreads out into an _ice lake_."