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Ice

English

Ice.

Etymology

From Middle English is, from Old English ?s ("ice"), from Proto-Germanic *?s? (compare West Frisian iis, Dutch ijs, German Low German Ies, German Eis, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian is), from Proto-Indo-European *h?eyH-. Compare Lithuanian ýnis ("glazed frost"), Russian (ínej, "hoarfrost"), Ossetian (ix), (ex, "ice"), Persian (yax), Kurdish qe?.

Pronunciation

Noun

ice (countable and uncountable, plural ices)

  1. (uncountable) Water in frozen (solid) form.
    • c. 1599-1602, William Shake-speare, The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke: [...] (First Quarto), London: Printed [by Valentine Simmes] for N[icholas] L[ing] and Iohn Trundell, published 1603, OCLC 84758312, [Act III, scene i]:
      If thou dost marry, Ile giue thee / This plague to thy dowry: / Be thou as chaste as yce, as pure as snowe, / Thou shalt not scape calumny, to a Nunnery goe.
    • 1882, Popular Science Monthly (volume 20), "The Freezing of a Salt Lake"
      It has always been difficult to explain how ice is formed on the surface of oceans while the temperature of maximum density is lower than that of cogelation, and the observations on this lake were instituted in the hope that they might throw light upon the subject.
    • 2013 May 11, "The climate of Tibet: Pole-land", in The Economist[1], volume 407, number 8835, page 80:
      Of all the transitions brought about on the Earth's surface by temperature change, the melting of ice into water is the starkest. It is binary. And for the land beneath, the air above and the life around, it changes everything.
  2. (uncountable, physics, astronomy) Any frozen volatile chemical, such as ammonia or carbon dioxide.
  3. (uncountable, astronomy) Any volatile chemical, such as water, ammonia, or carbon dioxide, not necessarily in solid form.
  4. (countable) A frozen dessert made of fruit juice, water and sugar.
  5. (Britain, countable, dated) An ice cream.
  6. (uncountable) Any substance having the appearance of ice.
  7. (uncountable, slang) One or more diamonds.
    • 2005, Jordan Houston, Darnell Carlton, Paul Beauregard, Premro Smith, Marlon Goodwin, David Brown, and Willie Hutchinson (lyrics), "Stay Fly", in Most Known Unknown[2], Sony BMG, performed by Three 6 Mafia (featuring Young Buck, 8 Ball, and MJG):
      Ice on the wrist with the ice in the chains.
  8. (uncountable, slang, drugs) Crystal form of amphetamine-based drugs.
  9. (uncountable, ice hockey) The area where a game of ice hockey is played.
    • 2006, CBC, Finland, Sweden 'the dream final', February 26 2002,
      The neighbouring countries have enjoyed many great battles on the ice. They last met for gold at the 1998 world championship, won by Sweden. Three years earlier, Finland bested Sweden for the only world title in its history.
  10. (slang) Money paid as a bribe.
    • 1960, United States. Congress, Congressional Record
      Theater operators, theater party agents, playwrights, and others who have ready access to tickets may get in on the "ice" and sometimes the producer is in on it too.
    • 1970, Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates
      This "ice" is bribe money paid to public officials to purchase protection for illegal activities. [...] Just consider the "ice" money available to the men involved in the examples just cited.

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Verb

ice (third-person singular simple present ices, present participle icing, simple past and past participle iced)

  1. To cool with ice, as a beverage.
  2. (intransitive) To become ice; to freeze.
  3. (transitive) To make icy; to freeze.
  4. (slang) To murder.
  5. To cover with icing (frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg); to frost; as cakes, tarts, etc.
  6. (ice hockey) To put out a team for a match.
    Milton Keynes have yet to ice a team this season
  7. (ice hockey) To shoot the puck the length of the playing surface, causing a stoppage in play called icing.
    If the Bruins ice the puck, the faceoff will be in their own zone.

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Further reading

  • "Ice" in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[3], 1997-.
  • "ice", in Mindat.org[4], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg ice on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams


Hausa

Etymology

Of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Saharan language; compare Dazaga idi.

Noun

ic? m (possessed form icèn)

  1. wood
  2. tree
  3. stick

Latin

Verb

?ce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ?ci?

Manchu

Romanization

ice

  1. Romanization of

Middle English

Noun

ice (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of is ("ice")

Portuguese

Verb

ice

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of içar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of içar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of içar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of içar

Spanish

Pronunciation

Verb

ice

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of izar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of izar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of izar.

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