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.

Definitions of ice
  1. noun
    water frozen in the solid state
    “Americans like ice in their drinks”
    synonyms: water ice
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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
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    crystal
    a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
  2. noun
    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
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    object, physical object
    a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
  3. noun
    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
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    ice hockey rink, ice-hockey rink
    an ice rink for playing ice hockey
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    rink, skating rink
    building that contains a surface for ice skating or roller skating
  4. verb
    cause to become ice or icy
    “an iced summer drink”
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    freeze
    cause to freeze
  5. verb
    put ice on or put on ice
    Ice your sprained limbs”
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    chill, cool, cool down
    make cool or cooler
  6. noun
    a frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk)
    synonyms: frappe
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    sorbet, water ice
    an ice containing no milk but having a mushy consistency; usually made from fruit juice
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    frozen dessert
    any of various desserts prepared by freezing
  7. noun
    a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
    synonyms: frosting, icing
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    topping
    a flavorful addition on top of a dish
  8. verb
    decorate with frosting
    synonyms: frost
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    cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  9. noun
    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
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    controlled substance
    a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
  10. noun
    diamonds
    “look at the ice on that dame!”
    synonyms: sparkler
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    diamond
    a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
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