[ ahyst ]
/ aɪst /


covered with ice.
cooled by means of ice: iced tea.
Cookery. covered with icing.

Nearby words

  1. icebound,
  2. icebox,
  3. icebox cake,
  4. icebreaker,
  5. icecap,
  6. icefall,
  7. icehouse,
  8. icekhana,
  9. icel.,
  10. iceland

Origin of iced

First recorded in 1680–90; ice + -ed2, -ed3

Related formsun·iced, adjectivewell-iced, adjective

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for iced


/ (aɪst) /


covered, coated, or chilled with ice
covered with icingiced cakes


/ (aɪs) /



Derived Formsiceless, adjectiveicelike, adjective

Word Origin for ice

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


abbreviation for (in Britain)

Institution of Civil Engineers
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Word Origin and History for iced
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Science definitions for iced


[ 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 iced


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

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