Idioms

Origin of ice

before 900; 1905–10 for def 8a; Middle English, Old English īs; cognate with German Eis, Old Norse īss
Related formsice·less, adjectiveice·like, adjectivere·ice, verb, re·iced, re·ic·ing.un·ice, verb (used with object), un·iced, un·ic·ing.

Definition for ice (2 of 4)

ICE

[ ahys ]
/ aɪs /

in case of emergency (usually designating an emergency-contact phone number in one's cell phone contact list): The paramedic found my mom's ICE number immediately.

Definition for ice (3 of 4)

Definition for ice (4 of 4)

-ice


a suffix of nouns, indicating state or quality, appearing in loanwords from French: notice.

Origin of -ice

Middle English -ice, -ise < Old French < Latin -itius, -itia, -itium abstract noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for ice (1 of 3)

ice

/ (aɪs) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsiceless, adjectiveicelike, adjective

Word Origin for ice

Old English īs; compare Old High German īs, Old Norse īss

British Dictionary definitions for ice (2 of 3)

ICE


abbreviation for (in Britain)

Institution of Civil Engineers

British Dictionary definitions for ice (3 of 3)

Ice.


abbreviation for

Iceland(ic)
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Science definitions for ice

ice

[ īs ]

A solid consisting of frozen water. Ice forms at or below a temperature of 0°C (32°F). Ice expands during the process of freezing, with the result that its density is lower than that of water.
A solid form of a substance, especially of a substance that is a liquid or a gas at room temperature at sea level on Earth. The nuclei of many comets contain methane ice.
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Idioms and Phrases with ice

ice


see break the ice; cut no ice; on ice; on thin ice; put on ice; tip of the iceberg.

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