• WordNet 3.6
    • adj icy covered with or containing or consisting of ice "icy northern waters"
    • adj icy shiny and slick as with a thin coating of ice "roads and trees glazed with an icy film"
    • adj icy extremely cold "an arctic climate","a frigid day","gelid waters of the North Atlantic","glacial winds","icy hands","polar weather"
    • adj icy devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain "a frigid greeting","got a frosty reception","a frozen look on their faces","a glacial handshake","icy stare","wintry smile"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eskimo ice cream is neither icy, or creamy
    • Icy Characterized by coldness, as of manner, influence, etc.; chilling; frigid; cold. "Icy was the deportment with which Philip received these demonstrations of affection."
    • Icy Pertaining to, resembling, or abounding in, ice; cold; frosty. "Icy chains.""Icy region.""Icy seas."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • icy Pertaining to, composed of, produced by, resembling, or abounding with ice: as, an icy surface; icy coldness; the icy regions of the north.
    • icy Figuratively, characterized by coldness or coolness, as of manner, influence, etc.; frigid; chilling; freezing; indifferent.
    • icy Synonyms Frosty, cold-hearted, stoṅy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Icy composed of, abounding in, or like ice: frosty: cold: chilling: without warmth of affection
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  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.”
  • Augusta Jane Evans
    Augusta Jane Evans
    “Oh! Duty is an icy shadow. It will freeze you. It cannot fill the heart's sanctuary.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. īsig,. See Ice
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. is; Ger. eis, Ice., Dan. is.


In literature:

He called the place Icy Cape.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
An icy wind blew through the street; in the direction of the Piazza dei Termini, they were already lighting the lamps.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
A shadow, long, narrow, and grotesque, fell across my path, and sent a thousand and one icy shivers down my back.
"Scottish Ghost Stories" by Elliott O'Donnell
A gigantic dome of polished relux rose from rocky, icy plains.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
The other train, on which we were to continue our journey, had not yet arrived, and the keen and icy wind cut almost through us.
"Daring and Suffering:" by William Pittenger
Now what do I get out of the iciness over Suzette's cheque?
"Man and Maid" by Elinor Glyn
He went into his icy cave still growling.
"Stories of Birds" by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
The water from the creek was icy cold.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
It seemed rather strange to sit down out of doors in that icy region and drink hot tea, but every one admitted that it was an excellent drink.
"The Young Treasure Hunter" by Frank V. Webster
Some of them were easily killed, as they were securely frozen to the icy reeds.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young

In poetry:

Say, does her wandering eye recall
The mountain-current's icy wave,--
Or for the dead one tear let fall,
Whose founts are broken by their grave?
"A Roman Aqueduct" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
They're coming! So the March wind saith.
Though singing songs with icy breath,
He's chanting of another May,
He's chanting of King Winter's death.
"They're Coming!" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
We will remember him, by whom
Those strong and icy chains were riven;
Who scattered round his opening tomb
Their broken links,—and rose to heaven.
"Hymns for Communion I" by John Pierpont
The robin re-visits the cottager's sill,
Nor pleads for a morsel in vain;
The icy-crowned tyrant holds captive the rill,
Cold Winter is with us again.
"Cold Winter Is With Us Again" by John Pickup
Though icy cold, and dark, and deep;
Beyond it smiles that blessed shore,
Where none shall suffer, none shall weep,
And bliss shall reign for evermore!
"Views Of Life" by Anne Bronte
They're slow, but wake the hush… High in the sky's cool
A princely diadem,
The icy Pleiades blaze diamond-like and sparkle,
Each one a gem.
"The Pleiades" by Ivan Bunin

In news:

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Premises Liability – Lack of notice defeats slip-and-fall, icy parking lot claim.
On a crisp winter day, the Stars and Stripes lapped softly in the icy breeze coming off the Mississippi River.
Forecasts of freezing temperatures make it tempting to start one's vehicle and dash back through the cold to a nice, warm building while that icy car or truck warms up.
Deputy Managing Editor of ICIS pricing in Asia.
'I should've turned back' is a common refrain on an icy hike to Umtamum Falls.
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I'm back in Riverview Circle, riding in a pickup over very icy and rutty roads.
NASA's Icy-Hot Rocket Engine .
Today's forecast: tense, icy and awkward.
An Icy Oasis of Flavor From Mexico.
Slop — wet, snowy, icy conditions underfoot — is rarely popular.
WASHINGTON — Astronomers say Pluto's icy, more distant sister seems even more alien than thought because it doesn't have an atmosphere .
Barrow , Alaska, after an icy summer, has no hint of Arctic ice on the horizon.
Forgo the pain (and any awkward application of Icy Hot) with the Allsop WheelEasy.

In science:

We turn to the possibility that GJ 1214b formed from purely rocky material without retaining any H/He gas or icy material from the protoplanetary disk.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
For simp l ici ty, let's assume N = r M is an exact mu l tip le of the period. The period-find ing submodu le can be executed in poly(log N ) = poly (log N0 ) using the circu i t o f figure 3 .2, wh ich is very simi lar to the one of Simon 's prob lem.
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
It turns out tha t find ing an exp l ici t isomorph ism or coun ting the number of isomorph ism has the same comp lexi ty, so we can restrict ourse lves to the decisiona l version .
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
It is easy to get an exp l ici t formu la, as g iven in the fo l low ing lemma.
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
At above values of ¯µici , the energy density turns out to be ρ ≈ 0.4167ρcrit.
Contrasting features of anisotropic loop quantum cosmologies: the role of spatial curvature