Origin of iced
- a diamond or diamonds.
- protection money paid to the police by the operator of an illicit business.
- a fee that a ticket broker pays to a theater manager in order to receive a favorable allotment of tickets.
verb (used with object), iced, ic·ing.
- to settle or seal; make sure of, as by signing a contract: We'll ice the deal tomorrow.
- to make (a business arrangement) more attractive by adding features or benefits: The star pitcher wouldn't sign his new contract until the team iced it with a big bonus.
- to kill, especially to murder: The mobsters threatened to ice him if he went to the police.
verb (used without object), iced, ic·ing.
Origin of ice
Related Words for icedmum, reticent, restrained, mute, muted, wintry, crisp, snowy, frozen, brisk, raw, icy, frosty, cool, bitter, intense, bleak, frigid, chilled, restricted
Examples from the Web for iced
Contemporary Examples of iced
Upon entering, I spot Sevigny seated in the back, feasting on a plate of oysters, a goat cheese salad, and iced tea.Chloe Sevigny on ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ New York’s Frat Boy Takeover, and ‘Asshole’ Michael Alig
August 24, 2014
The international model showcased her voice in an ad campaign for Lipton iced tea that appeared in Japan.Miranda Kerr Records Elvis Cover, Beyonce Performs in Versace
The Fashion Beast Team
February 24, 2014
Have you begun asking yourself why cell phones and cities and iced coffee makes men want to seek death on alien planets?Between Boredom and Terror: One US Soldier’s Letters from Afghanistan
February 6, 2014
And once or twice a week, I will brew three gallon batches of iced tea, and put it in refrigeration.How I Write: Michael Connelly
January 8, 2014
I can watch Dodgeball any afternoon, with a glass of iced tea.Guillermo Del Toro on ‘Cabinet of Curiosities,’ Collaborating with Kanye West, and More
November 8, 2013
Historical Examples of iced
Then it is iced by applying warm water with a bit of hairy deerskin.The Long Labrador Trail
This cake may be iced either with clear icing or wine or fruit glaze.Desserts and Salads
I haven't had anything stronger than a glass of iced water all day.Victory
Representatively they are as different as iced water is to old port.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)
He stumbled, sprawled upon the iced pavement, bruising his face.Erik Dorn
- to relieve shyness, etc, esp between strangers
- to be the first of a group to do something
- to shoot the puck from one end of the rink to the other
- to select which players will play in a game
Word Origin for ice
abbreviation for (in Britain)
Old English is "ice" (also the name of the rune for -i-), from Proto-Germanic *isa- (cf. Old Norse iss, Old Frisian is, Dutch ijs, German Eis), with no certain cognates beyond Germanic, though possible relatives are Avestan aexa- "frost, ice," isu- "frosty, icy;" Afghan asai "frost." Slang meaning "diamonds" is attested from 1906.
Ice cube attested from 1904. Ice age attested from 1832. To break the ice "to make the first opening to any attempt" is from 1580s, metaphoric of making passages for boats by breaking up river ice though in modern use usually with implications of "cold reserve."
see break the ice; cut no ice; on ice; on thin ice; put on ice; tip of the iceberg.