• Making an Ice Road by Flooding
    Making an Ice Road by Flooding
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ice put ice on or put on ice "Ice your sprained limbs"
    • v ice cause to become ice or icy "an iced summer drink"
    • v ice decorate with frosting "frost a cake"
    • n ice a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating "the crowd applauded when she skated out onto the ice"
    • n ICE 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
    • n ice 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
    • n ice a frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk)
    • n ice a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
    • n ice the frozen part of a body of water
    • n ice diamonds "look at the ice on that dame!"
    • n ice water frozen in the solid state "Americans like ice in their drinks"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A dog breaks a hole through ice to get a drink A dog breaks a hole through ice to get a drink
A Beacon Masked in Ice A Beacon Masked in Ice
Wrecks! And the Ice Between Wrecks! And the Ice Between
The Bear in the Ice Pack The Bear in the Ice Pack
The Bear Breaking Free from the Ice The Bear Breaking Free from the Ice
Homemade Ice Box Homemade Ice Box
Perkins's ice machine Perkins's ice machine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet
    • Ice Any substance having the appearance of ice; as, camphor ice .
    • Ice Concreted sugar.
    • Ice To chill or cool, as with ice; to freeze.
    • Ice To cover with ice; to convert into ice, or into something resembling ice.
    • Ice To cover with icing, or frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg; to frost, as cakes, tarts, etc.
    • Ice Water or other fluid frozen or reduced to the solid state by cold; frozen water. It is a white or transparent colorless substance, crystalline, brittle, and viscoidal. Its specific gravity (0.92, that of water at 4° C. being 1.0) being less than that of water, ice floats.
    • Ice Water, cream, custard, etc., sweetened, flavored, and artificially frozen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, ice cream is sold the most on a Sunday
    • n ice The solid form of water, produced by freezing. It is a brittle, transparent solid, with a refractive index of 1.3. Water, under ordinary conditions, begins to freeze at 32° F. (0° C.), and in freezing expands by about of its bulk, exerting a great force against any surface by which it is confined. The specific gravity of ice is nearly 0.92, and hence it floats on the water with about of its volume submerged. The temperature of freezing is lowered .0075° C. for every atmosphere of pressure. Freezing is retarded by substances in solution; thus, seawater freezes at about 27° F. (—3° C.). Ice is produced in unlimited quantities by the processes of nature in cold climates. It may also be made artificially by ice-machines of various kinds. See ice-machine.
    • n ice Same as icing.
    • n ice A frozen confection consisting
    • n ice of sweetened and flavored cream, milk, or custard (cream-ice, ice-cream), or
    • n ice of the sweetened juice of various fruits (water-ice).
    • ice To cover with ice; convert into ice; freeze.
    • ice To apply ice to; refrigerate; preserve in ice, as meat.
    • ice To cover with concreted sugar; frost.
    • ice A particular form (including the stem-vowel -i-) of the termination -ce, of Latin origin, as in avarice, justice, malice, notice, service, novice, etc.; also in words of later formation, as in cowardice. In practice the termination is historically a feminine form of -ic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, you would need 12.5 gallons of milk to make one gallon of ice cream
    • n Ice īs water congealed by freezing: concreted sugar, a frozen confection of sweetened cream or the juice of various fruits
    • v.t Ice to cover with ice: to freeze: to cover with concreted sugar:—pr.p. ic′ing; pa.p. iced
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you're on thin ice, you might as well dance.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Thou art all ice. Thy kindness freezes.”
  • Josh Billings
    “The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.”
  • Katarina Witt
    Katarina Witt
    “When I go our on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.”
  • Thornton Wilder
    “My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate -- that's my philosophy.”
  • Vicki Baum
    Vicki Baum
    “Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.”


As cold as ice - This idiom can be used to describe a person who does not show any emotion.
Break the ice - When you break the ice, you get over any initial embarrassment or shyness when you meet someone for the first time and start conversing.
Cuts no ice - If something cuts no ice, it doesn't have any effect or influence.
Icing on the cake - This expression is used to refer to something good that happens on top of an already good thing or situation.
On ice - If plans are put on ice, they are delayed and no action will be taken for the foreseeable future.
Skate on thin ice - If someone is skating on thin ice, they are taking a big risk.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. is, iis, AS. īs,; aksin to D. ijs, G. eis, OHG. īs, Icel. īss, Sw. is, Dan. iis, and perh. to E. iron,


In literature:

There was no space or path between the ice and the rocky wall.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
But this ice, this wretched ice!
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
I scrambled to my feet, with the ice flying like broken glass.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
All that week he kept drawing ice until the ice house was nearly full.
"Prince and Rover of Cloverfield Farm" by Helen Fuller Orton
It was ice, pack-ice, or floes.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
They were taken with cold, and they were soon crusted over with ice.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
Dave picked up the cap which had fallen on the ice and ran up to the ice-boat.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
If none of these exist, let the braver of the two break the social ice.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
The ice and salt being put into a pail, pour some cream into an ice pot, and cover it down.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
News came from Ghost Tickle that Jonathan Wall had come late from the ice with a seal.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan

In poetry:

Alas! the land-wind failed,
And ice-cold grew the night;
And nevermore, on sea or shore,
Should Sir Humphrey see the light.
"By The Seaside : Sir Humphrey Gilbert" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And far in the realms of thawless ice,
Beyond each island shore,
My brethren lie in the darkness stern
To awake to life no more!
"The Fossil Elephant" by Mary Botham Howitt
"Indeed," the frail Anemone
Said softly, "'tis too cold for me."
Wood Hyacinths, all deeply set,
Replied: "No ice has melted yet."
"The Witness" by Fay Inchfawn
Chill as white jewels, or the moon,
And virginal as ice or fire,
Thou knowest life and life's desire
As a bright mirror knows the moon.
"Coldness" by Clark Ashton Smith
The river else doesn’t wholly reign,
But pale-blue ice is drowned now;
And clouds are not blue again,
But sun had drunk the snow out.
"The Spring Romance" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
O when will Cupid shew such arte
To strike two lovers with one darte?
I'm ice to him or hee to mee;
Two hearts alike there seldome bee.
"O When Will Cupid Shew Such Arte" by William Strode

In news:

The Ice Rink where the Miracle On Ice happened.
The ice sheet in West Antarctica is melting faster than expected, causing oceanographers to find ways to improve predictions of future changes in ice sheet mass.
Northward winds are driving the record growth of winter sea ice around Antarctica, which stands in contrast to the extensive melting of the Arctic sea ice in recent years, scientists reported Sunday.
Record high Antarctic sea ice versus record low Arctic sea ice.
'Chasing Ice' doc uses timelapse to expose ice loss in Arctic .
Most of you know how I feel about ice cream, so when I was asked to help plan an event with ice cream as the central attraction, I was all for it.
In addition to an ice castle, the workers are building an ice replica of the bow of the Queen Mary.
Teddy Bears thrown onto the ice — preferably in a plastic bag — after the Ice Bears' first goal will be given to Children's Hospital by players and to children affected by Hurricane Sandy.
A student serves ice cream during a course at the Gelato University at the Bologna headquarters of Carpigiani, a manufacturer of ice cream-making machines.
No ice in Barrow , Alaska: Arctic ice shrinks to record low.
Ice Ice revisits a year of blogs.
Smitten Ice Cream founder Robyn Sue Fisher started selling her liquid nitrogen ice cream out of the back of a Radio Flyer wagon.
Cool Scoops offers ice cream and Italian ice.
There's no shortage of scratch-made frozen delights to be had, from hard-pack ice creams to soft serve, plus shakes, malts, ices, and sundaes.
Mora Iced Creamery named one of best in U.S. POULSBO — Mora Iced Creamery on Bainbridge Island was named as the best ice cream in the US by Food & Wine Magazine.

In science:

Application of theory to thermodynamics of water and ice. J.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
Comparison of the abundances of ices in the interstellar medium (towards IRS9) and of cometary volatiles (at ∼ 1 AU).
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
In the ICP case we consider the melting process of an ice cube.
Quantum Irreversibility of Energy Spreading
Several other remarkable conjectures about the phase transition in L2 may be found in the physics literature (see ), as consequences of ‘exact’ but non-rigorous arguments involving ice-type models.
The Random-Cluster Model
We therefore choose to look at the occurrence of ice-ages.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth