Meaning of ICE in English

ICE

/ aɪs; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

[ U ] water that has frozen and become solid :

There was ice on the windows.

The lake was covered with a sheet of ice .

My hands are as cold as ice.

—see also icy , black ice , dry ice

2.

[ sing. ] (usually the ice ) a frozen surface that people skate on :

The dancers came out onto the ice.

Both teams are on the ice, waiting for the whistle.

3.

[ U ] a piece of ice used to keep food and drinks cold :

I'll have lemonade please—no ice.

4.

[ C ] ( old-fashioned , especially BrE ) an ice cream

5.

[ U ] ( NAmE ) a type of sweet food that consists of ice that has been crushed and flavoured

IDIOMS

- break the ice

- cut no ice (with sb)

- on ice

—more at thin adjective

■ verb

[ vn ] to cover a cake with icing

PHRASAL VERBS

- ice over / up | ice sth over / up

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English īs , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ijs and German Eis .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.