noun Etymology: French, from Middle French dialect (Franco-Provençal), from glace ice, from Latin glacies; akin to Latin gelu frost — more at cold Date: 1744 a large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or valley or spreading outward on a land surface

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  • glacier — 1744, from Fr. glacier, from Savoy dialect glacière moving mass of ice, from O.Fr. glace ice, from V.L. glacia (Cf. O.Prov. glassa, It. ghiaccia), from L. glacies (see GLACIAL (Cf. glacial)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Glacier — (fr., spr. Glasiëh), Eisberg, Gletscher …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Glacier — (franz., spr. glaßjĕ), Eishändler; Gletscher, Eisberg; Glacière, Eiskeller, Eisgrube …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Glacier — (frz., spr. ßĭeh), Eisberg, Gletscher; Glacière (spr. ßĭähr), Eiskeller; glacieren (spr. glaß ), mit einer glatten, glänzenden Fläche überziehen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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  • glacier — [glā′shər; ] chiefly Brit [, glā′sē ər] n. [Fr (orig., Savoy dial. > also Ger gletscher) < VL * glaciarium < glacia, for L glacies, ice: see GLACIAL] a large mass of ice and snow that forms in areas where the rate of snowfall constantly… …   English World dictionary

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