ice

Ice is water that's gotten cold enough to freeze solid. When the pond in your neighborhood is solid ice in January, it's safe to skate on.

Ice takes many forms; you might slip on the ice, scrape sheets of ice off your car windows, or drop ice into your drink. In every case, the ice is frozen water, and when it freezes, it ices, the way roads ice over on winter nights. When you sprain your wrist, you should probably ice it, or hold ice on the injured area. You can also ice — or frost — a cupcake, or eat a sweet, cold fruit-flavored ice.

Primary Meanings of ice

1.
nv
water frozen in the solid state
cause to become ice or icy
2.
nv
a frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk)
decorate with frosting
3.
n
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.
n
diamonds
Full Definitions of ice
1

n water frozen in the solid state

“Americans like ice in their drinks”
Synonyms:
water ice
Types:
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black ice
a thin coating of ice (as from freezing mist) on a road or sidewalk; nearly invisible but very hazardous
frost, hoar, hoarfrost, rime
ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
hailstone
small pellet of ice that falls during a hailstorm
icicle
ice resembling a pendent spear, formed by the freezing of dripping water
Type of:
crystal
a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure

n the frozen part of a body of water

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drift ice
masses of ice floating in the open sea
icefall
a steep part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall
neve
the upper part of a glacier (beyond the limit of perpetual snow) where the snow turns to ice
ice pack, pack ice
a large expanse of floating ice
ice shelf, shelf ice
ice that is attached to land but projects out to sea
Type of:
object, physical object
a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

n a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating

“the crowd applauded when she skated out onto the ice
Synonyms:
ice rink, ice-skating rink
Types:
ice hockey rink, ice-hockey rink
an ice rink for playing ice hockey
Type of:
rink, skating rink
building that contains a surface for ice skating or roller skating

v cause to become ice or icy

“an iced summer drink”
Type of:
freeze
cause to freeze

v put ice on or put on ice

Ice your sprained limbs”
Type of:
chill, cool, cool down
make cool or cooler
2

n a frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk)

Synonyms:
frappe
Types:
sorbet, water ice
an ice containing no milk but having a mushy consistency; usually made from fruit juice
Type of:
frozen dessert
any of various desserts prepared by freezing

n a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes

Synonyms:
frosting, icing
Type of:
topping
a flavorful addition on top of a dish

v decorate with frosting

Synonyms:
frost
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered
3

n 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

Type of:
controlled substance
a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
4

n diamonds

“look at the ice on that dame!”
Synonyms:
sparkler
Type of:
diamond
a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

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