Meaning of ICE in English


Pronunciation: ' ī s

Function: noun

Usage: often attrib

Etymology: Middle English is, from Old English ī s; akin to Old High German ī s ice, Avestan isu- icy

Date: before 12th century

1 a : frozen water b : a sheet or stretch of ice

2 : a substance resembling ice especially : the solid state of a substance usually found as a gas or liquid <ammonia ice in the rings of Saturn>

3 : a state of coldness (as from formality or reserve)

4 a : a frozen dessert containing a flavoring (as fruit juice) especially : one containing no milk or cream b British : a serving of ice cream

5 slang : DIAMONDS broadly : JEWELRY

6 : an undercover premium paid to a theater employee for choice theater tickets

7 : methamphetamine in the form of crystals of its hydrochloride salt C 10 H 15 N · HCI when used illicitly for smoking ― called also crystal crystal meth

– ice · less \ ' ī s-l ə s \ adjective

– on ice

1 : with every likelihood of being won or accomplished

2 : in reserve or safekeeping

– on thin ice : in a precarious or risky situation

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.