I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English is, from Old English īs; akin to Old High German īs ice, Avestan isu- icy Date: before 12th century 1. a. frozen water b. a sheet or stretch of ice 2. a substance resembling ice; especially the solid state of a substance usually found as a gas or liquid <
ammonia ice in the rings of Saturn
3. a state of coldness (as from formality or reserve) 4. a. a frozen dessert containing a flavoring (as fruit juice); especially one containing no milk or cream b. British a serving of ice cream 5. slang diamonds; broadly jewelry 6. an undercover premium paid to a theater employee for choice theater tickets 7. methamphetamine in the form of crystals of its hydrochloride salt C10H15N•HCI when used illicitly for smoking — called also crystal, crystal methiceless adjective II. verb (iced; icing) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to coat with or convert into ice b. to chill with ice c. to supply with ice 2. to cover with or as if with icing 3. to put on ice 4. secure 1b <
made two free throws…to ice the win — Jack McCallum
5. to shoot (an ice hockey puck) the length of the rink and beyond the opponents' goal line 6. slang kill 1a intransitive verb 1. to become ice-cold 2. a. to become covered with ice — often used with up or over b. to have ice form inside <
the carburetor iced up

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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