Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating
  2. (noun, artifact) a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
  3. (noun, artifact) an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
  4. (noun, food) a frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk)
  5. (noun, food) a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
  6. (noun, object) the frozen part of a body of water
  7. (noun, possession) diamonds
  8. (noun, substance) water frozen in the solid state
  9. (verb, change) put ice on or put on ice
  10. (verb, change) cause to become ice or icy
  11. (verb, contact) decorate with frosting

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Ice

  1. O.E. is "ice," from P.Gmc. *isa- (cf. O.N. iss, O.Fris. is, Du. ijs, Ger. Eis), with no certain cognates beyond Gmc. Slang meaning "diamonds" is attested from 1906. Ice cream is first recorded 1688 (as iced cream); icing in the sugary sense is from 1769; ice cube first recorded 1929. To break the ice "… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Ice

i.q., iago, ic, icaco, icao, icc, ice age, ice ax, ice axe, ice hockey, ice show, icehouse, icky, icsh, icu, icy, ig, iga, ige, igg, igigi, iguassu, iguazu, iis, ike, iq, isaac, isaiah, ischia, isi, isis, issue, issus, ix, ixc, ixia

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