Meaning of ICE in English

ICE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

black ice

Driving conditions are dangerous, with black ice in many areas.

dry ice

fondant icing

a cake decorated with fondant icing

glacé icing

ice a cake British English , frost a cake American English (= cover a cake with fine sugar mixed with a liquid )

She iced her own wedding cake.

Ice Age

ice bucket

ice cap

ice cream cone

ice cream parlor

ice cream

vanilla ice cream

ice cube

ice fishing

ice floe

ice hockey

ice lolly

ice pack

ice pick

ice rink

ice sheet

ice skate

ice water

icing sugar

pack ice

sheet...ice

A sheet of ice covered the lake.

the Ice Age (= one of the long periods of time, thousands of years ago, when ice covered many northern countries )

water ice

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

cold

He's good and great, but as cold as ice .

It was as cold as ice .

She saw him clearly - arrogant as the devil and cold as ice , a ready-made adversary.

Most of them had to cross a creek swollen with winter rains, and deadly cold with winter ice and snow.

Obviously if it weren't cold the ice would melt.

Very cold ice is very hard, and very cold permafrost is extraordinarily tough to cut through.

His mind went cold as ice .

Athelstan touched Rastani's hand which was as cold as ice .

dry

Traditionally, this cooling requirement has been accomplished using slices of solid carbon dioxide, better known as dry ice .

His thinning gray hair was the color of dry ice .

And the quantity of dry ice they use, and how much flour the Nephilim have on their clothes!

That would drive most of the adsorbed gases out of the surface dirt and evaporate the polar dry ice .

Graham Gussin fills a factory with dry ice .

Pain Teens open up in a cloud of dry ice that fills the stage and eventually leaks out on to the dance floor.

After the dry ice had cleared for good, however, grumbles of disappointment could be heard rumbling from the Faust faithful.

Using a combination of alcohol and dry ice , the firm has pioneered a safe and effective system to deter thieves.

polar

Lake Vostok lies about 4000 metres beneath the polar ice .

The use of polar ice to support such a ballistic-transportation scheme requires a substantial consumption of propellant along the way.

Even the polar ice contains pesticide, for example.

This astonishing discovery of polar ice on Mercury makes it clear that impacts play a major role on all the terrestrial planets.

Adult males are nomadic, wandering all round the polar ice cap and living mainly off seals.

With a yet slower rhythm than the polar ice , the tides of civilization ebbed and flowed across the galaxy.

There is strong lobbying pressure for the governments that control portions of the polar ice caps not to build settlements there.

During local spring in the polar regions, polar ice and perpetual sunlight may both be available simultaneously!

thin

And that's fairly thin ice on which to skate one's credibility!

The ground is frozen, thin ice covers the puddles between the furrows of the empty gray field.

It had been granted grudgingly and she knew she was on thin ice as far as her superiors were concerned.

Bush had the look of thin ice .

There was water at the bottom covered by a thin skin of ice and he splashed into it face first.

He was on thin ice before.

Notices warning of the dangers of thin ice were put up in the last few days when the lake froze over.

■ NOUN

age

Dole comes from an era as distant as the ice age .

At that time, an ice age was ending, game animals were flourishing, and humans were relatively few.

It is not hard to see how these two phenomena might, as it were, assist an ice age on its way.

An ice age begins slowly, almost imperceptibly, when the average temperature drops by a few degrees.

Sometimes they echo time-honoured memories of widespread flooding in the region following the end of the last ice age .

On August 14 the green button on my phone console lit up for the first time in an ice age .

But ice ages or no, millions of years of erosion will slowly flatten the planetary mineral heaps we call mountains.

Some are warm and hospitable, while others can be nothing short of an ice age .

bucket

Gouts of blood, on the bar towels, the ice bucket .

Just forget about anyone wheeling a linen-covered table into your room with plates, silverware, wine glasses and ice buckets .

There was an ice bucket in the middle and a bottle of chilled champagne.

She was counting silver ice buckets for the do.

What did she need ice buckets for?

He reaches for the ice bucket and starts pouring the champagne.

cap

As a result, ice caps are retreating.

With the melting of the ice caps , it might just be an island.

Whatever it is, it's melting the ice caps and we're all going to drown.

These telescopes revealed ice caps at both poles of Mars and documented seasonal changes in color and contrast.

Adult males are nomadic, wandering all round the polar ice cap and living mainly off seals.

He may have seen the continental ice cap , raised by mirage.

There is strong lobbying pressure for the governments that control portions of the polar ice caps not to build settlements there.

Then the ice caps will be able to freeze again; it's a fail-safe mechanism.

cream

Vivoli's sell the best ice cream in the world.

With promises of endless ice cream when he awoke, Mama kissed her little son and bade him goodnight, sleep tight.

We get ice cream every Friday - that's my treat.

Available commercial ice creams differ in quality.

What's this fly doing in my ice cream ?

Dessert may be chocolate crepes or homemade ice cream .

Not to mention the ice cream and snacks obtained from one of the many kiosks situated along the promenade.

He takes her to his friends' house and she learns how ice cream is hand made.

crystal

This is crucial as the ice crystals formed when water freezes would destroy the egg tissues.

Their creamy white bodies are covered with spiky white ice crystals .

If it is frozen at different atmospheric pressures, the ice crystals formed are different.

In fact water can form at least nine different types of ice crystal .

The redhead's hair sparkled with tiny ice crystals .

Frostbite is the effect of ice crystals forming within the skin.

However, when ice crystals form, they will have definite positions and will be lined up in some direction.

Scrubby bushes festooned with ice crystals which gleamed.

cube

Add the ice cubes and chill for at least 1 hour.

Karen took some ice cubes from the freezer and poured the soda.

Cooking such small amounts of food can be fiddly and time consuming so try freezing baby-sized portions in ice cube trays.

Or put some ice cubes in the sieve before straining the soup, Roraback suggests.

Hannah had poured herself a dry Martini and put in ice cubes and lemon.

The ice cubes will help to cool the soup and attract any fat globules.

I improvised by putting colour into an ice cube tray - thus giving me deep wells and plenty of colour.

I fetched ice cubes in the middle of the night to try to numb the backs of my legs.

field

Andy and John are on an ice field in Zanskar now, toiling slowly up toward the monastery.

Early in the programme a few specimens of achondrites were found in both the Allan Hills and Yamato ice fields .

This ice field was steeper than the first, and twice as high.

hockey

Swindon will go wild if their ice hockey team win promotion to the Premier League.

And he loved apple juice and chewing gum and watching ice hockey games.

The consortium is being headed by the manager of the ice hockey team.

Its ice hockey team is one of the best in the country.

Neither thought they would ever make a living from ice hockey .

They've got some good cyclists, some good ice hockey players, but not many good unicycle hockey players.

The signs look good for ice hockey in the Nineties.

pack

Flotillas of tabular icebergs and ice islands sail among the pack ice.

They penetrate south to varying degrees, blue and minke whales often appearing well south of the pack ice edge.

Most adult male bears spend their lives out on the pack ice , living mainly on seals.

The September-October northern limit of pack ice varies considerably from year to year.

The pack ice and fast ice that spread over polar seas form vast sheets many hundreds of square kilometres in area.

pick

Winter hunting equipment, for example-including snow goggles, ice picks , and harpoons-was stored in skin bags.

It was as if ice picks had been driven into my ear.

Blue Mooney squatted next to a pink-and-white Pontiac as he stabbed the ice pick into the fourth tire.

rink

He got out of bed and fell to his knees on a floor that felt like an ice rink .

She says her life revolved around the ice rink - she had to fit her personal life in around her skating.

A permanent 5-inch thick ice rink is created at the beginning of the hockey season.

Rudakov made an ice rink of the floor of his punishment cell.

The company also supplies ice rinks and sport shops.

The village boasts an ice rink , nursery ski school and boutiques, hotels and restaurants.

Read in studio A company is being set-up to try to save an ice rink which was closed down two days ago.

sea

The sea ice is now more than a metre thick.

Also, one photo shows a large object that resembles an iceberg trapped in solid sea ice .

How could sea ice come and go so quickly?

Temperatures vary widely, with sea ice cover growing and shrinking by up to 30 percent over a few years.

Ice monitors have been out drilling and measuring, and already the flat sea ice is strong enough to walk on.

Even in the depths of winter the sea ice is never a complete cover.

In ocean dynamics studies, important topics are heat storage, circulation and the role of sea ice .

Their camp was on an island in the ice , and the sea ice moved sometimes.

sheet

During the Pleistocene period, Britain's climate ranged from warm-temperate to very cold during the several advances of ice sheets .

Thus the ice sheet would expand.

No doubt the ice sheet preserves specimens that would weather away more quickly in other regions.

The cutter rolls briefly as it splits an ice sheet the size of a suburban back yard.

In the last one million years the ice sheets spread a layer of boulder clay across the lowlands.

The tremendous weight of the ice sheet loaded and depressed that part of the lithosphere.

These differences were caused first by ice sheets and later by rivers.

As the snow accumulates from that little boreal patch, growing inexorably year after year, gargantuan ice sheets begin to form.

water

I use them to make a Summer Pudding or a water ice .

Most of their mass is ordinary water ice , and the rest is carbon-bearing rocky dust.

Before external cooling with the use of water ice , temperature probes should be inserted to monitor the patient's temperature.

Comets differ from asteroids in composition in that comets contain abundant water ice , and possibly other ices as well.

For dessert, go for fresh fruit or water ice .

It returned exciting evidence that suggests massive deposits of water ice in shadowed crater bottoms near the lunar poles.

■ VERB

break

Humour Humour can be an excellent behaviour for easing tensions and breaking the ice between people.

This gambit nevertheless breaks the ice , and they begin by discussing the merits of various brands of scotch.

That always seems to happen when you break the ice .

In the winter, she rose early to break the ice in the washing bowls.

We broke the ice which held our relations in a paralysing grip.

I have to break the ice with a long pole before I can lower a bucket into water.

She helps break the ice when I am interviewing.

To break the ice , the dorm leader asked us to tell the group what our favorite home-cooked meal was.

cut

The fact it was an out-of-character performance for this season cut no ice .

This introduction had cut the ice .

High-sounding jargon or pointless platitudes cut little ice when one is alert to the actual message being conveyed.

When they could, his companions cut ice and thawed it for water needed in the daily mass.

None of which cut much ice with Manchester United, who controlled this match from start to finish without breaking sweat.

But it was for a reason that would cut no ice with Jean-Claude and so I did not put it to him.

We planned to cut ice bollards and ice threads to save our precious supply of abseil gear.

This had always been the fall-back position, but at this late stage in the argument it cut no ice .

melt

Whatever it is, it's melting the ice caps and we're all going to drown.

Zwally observes that melting ice has flooded the Earth before.

Which melts faster - the ice with the salt or the ice on its own?

With the melting of the ice caps, it might just be an island.

If you wanted to melt ice quickly you would heat it.

If the temperature of the air is very, very cold, salt is not effective in melting ice .

Granny felt the words in her head for several seconds, like little melting cubes of ice .

Calcium chloride, another useful salt, will melt ice at even lower temperatures.

put

The champagne has been put on ice at Stockton.

Or put some ice cubes in the sieve before straining the soup, Roraback suggests.

Never put ice in the drinks and don't let your kids eat ice cream.

Meanwhile, fill the cup with water and put the ice cube in it. 2.

But the sadness of the day put the celebrations on ice .

Wherever they harvest the heart, it could be put on ice until we arrive.

Worst affected is your love life, so expect dates to be cancelled or romantic liaisons to be put on ice .

He took a long therapeutic swallow and put ice cubes in his mouth, crushing them between large molars.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be (walking/treading/skating) on thin ice

He was on thin ice before.

It had been granted grudgingly and she knew she was on thin ice as far as her superiors were concerned.

be skating on thin ice

break the ice

I tried to break the ice by offering her a drink, but she said no.

Humour Humour can be an excellent behaviour for easing tensions and breaking the ice between people.

I have to break the ice with a long pole before I can lower a bucket into water.

In the winter, she rose early to break the ice in the washing bowls.

She helps break the ice when I am interviewing.

That always seems to happen when you break the ice.

This gambit nevertheless breaks the ice, and they begin by discussing the merits of various brands of scotch.

To break the ice, the dorm leader asked us to tell the group what our favorite home-cooked meal was.

We broke the ice which held our relations in a paralysing grip.

cut no ice/not cut much ice

ice-cream/funeral/tattoo parlour

snow/ice field

Andy and John are on an ice field in Zanskar now, toiling slowly up toward the monastery.

Cross-country skiing is very popular and cable cars and ski lifts take the skiers up to the snow fields .

Early in the programme a few specimens of achondrites were found in both the Allan Hills and Yamato ice fields .

This ice field was steeper than the first, and twice as high.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Drive carefully - there's ice on the road.

There was hardly any ice in my Coke.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He began hacking at the ice on the gauges and the air intakes.

Lenses of rather pure ice are conceivable, but more likely is a permafrost containing 10 percent to 30 percent ice.

The ground is frozen, thin ice covers the puddles between the furrows of the empty gray field.

The icebox was packed with beer and he'd prepared a lobster salad that he'd left on ice .

This was worse, with impossible moves on gritty walls and creaks and trickles from the cliffs of ice .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

over

Parts of the Bristol Avon were iced over , resulting in the cancellation of the Bradford-On-Avon Open.

Schools are closed, roads are iced over , rain has turned to sleet.

The roads may have iced over , the rain may be too ugly to face.

up

It would be prohibitively expensive to chop that ice up and ship it to needy regions.

■ NOUN

cake

Gran did that, you know, as usual, and she made the cake and I've iced it.

There they served one of the best cakes with chocolate icing I have ever had.

■ VERB

put

We pay him to put icing on the cake, and tie him to us.

A year ago, Holiday Inn put the icing on the cake at two of its Florida properties.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be (walking/treading/skating) on thin ice

He was on thin ice before.

It had been granted grudgingly and she knew she was on thin ice as far as her superiors were concerned.

ice-cream/funeral/tattoo parlour

snow/ice field

Andy and John are on an ice field in Zanskar now, toiling slowly up toward the monastery.

Cross-country skiing is very popular and cable cars and ski lifts take the skiers up to the snow fields .

Early in the programme a few specimens of achondrites were found in both the Allan Hills and Yamato ice fields .

This ice field was steeper than the first, and twice as high.

the icing on the cake

A year ago, Holiday Inn put the icing on the cake at two of its Florida properties.

And for the family business with such humble beginnings the expansion is just the icing on the cake.

And just to put the icing on the cake he has named it Black Forest Chateau.

Female speaker It's an added bonus, the icing on the cake.

I would also endorse heartily our bikes, which provided the icing on the cake.

Items such as these are the icing on the cake.

The prospects of a change in government banking policy has been the icing on the cake.

This is just the icing on the cake.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Kemp iced the game in the final five seconds by scoring two free throws.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Rookie Mike Miller iced the victory with two more free throws with 15 seconds to play.

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