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
Examples from the Web for 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|Marlow Stern|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Brian Castner|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And once or twice a week, I will brew three gallon batches of iced tea, and put it in refrigeration.
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|Marlow Stern|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Served either hot or iced, this is a nourishing and delicious beverage.New Royal Cook Book|Anonymous
A servant came in with a pitcher of iced grape juice and some cake.Fast Nine|Alan Douglas
Iced lemonade should also be served here, and the room never left without an attendant.Social Life|Maud C. Cooke
Then, indeed, "it was not blood which ran in his veins, but iced wine.""Persons Unknown"|Virginia Tracy
Add the iced water a little at a time, being careful to distribute the water evenly through the mixture.Quantity Cookery|Lenore Richards
- 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.