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ice

[ahys] /aɪs/
noun
1.
the solid form of water, produced by freezing; frozen water.
2.
the frozen surface of a body of water.
3.
any substance resembling frozen water:
camphor ice.
4.
a frozen dessert made of sweetened water and fruit juice.
5.
British, ice cream.
6.
icing, as on a cake.
7.
reserve; formality:
The ice of his manner betrayed his dislike of the new ambassador.
8.
Slang.
  1. a diamond or diamonds.
  2. protection money paid to the police by the operator of an illicit business.
  3. 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, icing.
9.
to cover with ice.
10.
to change into ice; freeze.
11.
to cool with ice, as a drink.
12.
to cover (cake, sweet rolls, etc.) with icing; frost.
13.
to refrigerate with ice, as air.
14.
to make cold, as if with ice.
15.
to preserve by placing on ice.
16.
Ice Hockey. (especially in Canada) to put (a team) into formal play.
17.
Slang.
  1. to settle or seal; make sure of, as by signing a contract:
    We'll ice the deal tomorrow.
  2. 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.
  3. to kill, especially to murder:
    The mobsters threatened to ice him if he went to the police.
18.
Sports Slang. to establish a winning score or insurmountable lead in or otherwise assure victory in (a game or contest):
Her second goal iced the game.
verb (used without object), iced, icing.
19.
to change to ice; freeze:
The sherbet is icing in the refrigerator.
20.
to be coated with ice (often followed by up):
The windshield has iced up.
adjective
21.
of or made of ice:
ice shavings; an ice sculpture.
22.
for holding ice and food or drink to be chilled:
an ice bucket; an ice chest.
23.
on or done on the ice:
ice yachting.
Idioms
24.
break the ice,
  1. to succeed initially; make a beginning.
  2. to overcome reserve, awkwardness, or formality within a group, as in introducing persons:
    The chairman broke the ice with his warm and very amusing remarks.
25.
cut no ice, Informal. to have no influence or importance; fail to impress:
Her father's position cuts no ice with me.
26.
ice it, Slang. stop it; that's enough:
You've been complaining all day, so ice it.
27.
ice the puck, Ice Hockey. to hit the puck to the far end of the rink, especially from the defensive area across the offensive area.
28.
on ice, Informal.
  1. with a good chance of success or realization:
    Now that the contract is on ice we can begin operating again.
  2. out of activity, as in confinement or imprisonment.
  3. in a state of abeyance or readiness:
    Let's put that topic on ice for the moment.
29.
on thin ice, in a precarious or delicate situation:
You may pass the course, but you're on thin ice right now.
Also, skating on thin ice.
Origin
900
before 900; 1905-10 for def 8a; Middle English, Old English īs; cognate with German Eis, Old Norse īss
Related forms
iceless, adjective
icelike, adjective
reice, verb, reiced, reicing.
unice, verb (used with object), uniced, unicing.
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British Dictionary definitions for re iced

ice

/aɪs/
noun
1.
water in the solid state, formed by freezing liquid water related adjective glacial
2.
a portion of ice cream
3.
(slang) a diamond or diamonds
4.
the field of play in ice hockey
5.
(slang) a concentrated and highly potent form of methamphetamine with dangerous side effects
6.
break the ice
  1. to relieve shyness, etc, esp between strangers
  2. to be the first of a group to do something
7.
(informal) cut no ice, to fail to make an impression
8.
on ice, in abeyance; pending
9.
on thin ice, unsafe or unsafely; vulnerable or vulnerably
10.
(NZ, informal) the Ice, Antarctica
verb
11.
often foll by up, over, etc. to form or cause to form ice; freeze
12.
(transitive) to mix with ice or chill (a drink, etc)
13.
(transitive) to cover (a cake, etc) with icing
14.
(transitive) (US, slang) to kill
15.
(mainly Canadian, in ice hockey)
  1. to shoot the puck from one end of the rink to the other
  2. to select which players will play in a game
Derived Forms
iceless, adjective
icelike, adjective
Word Origin
Old English īs; compare Old High German īs, Old Norse īss

ICE

abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
Institution of Civil Engineers
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Word Origin and History for re iced

ice

n.

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."

v.

c.1400, ysen, "cover with ice," from ice (n.). Related: Iced; icing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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re iced in Science
ice
  (īs)   
  1. 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.

  2. 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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Slang definitions & phrases for re iced

ice

adjective

Excellent; fine; cool (1960s+ Cool talk)

noun
  1. Diamonds; a diamond: a two-carat hunk of ice (1906+)
  2. Gems and jewelry in general: Gonna wear your ice? (1906+)
  3. Extra payment given for a desirable theater ticket: a slight fee, say $100 worth of tickets for $120. The $20 is the ''ice'' (1927+)
  4. Protection money; bribery; payoff: syndicate that paid out $1,000,000 in ice to the police (1948+)
  5. Methamphetamine crystals (1980s+ Narcotics)
verb
  1. To make something certain; cinch, SEW something UP: They iced the game in the ninth with two more runs (1930s+)
  2. (also ice someone out) To ignore someone; snub; cut; cold shoulder: how women were ''iced'' by peers during corridor conversations/ I've had doors closed and I've been iced out (1836+)
  3. o defeat utterly; trounce; clobber: Nebraska iced Kentucky 55 to 16 (1960s+ Sports)
  4. To kill; off •Probably a shortening of put on ice: Ice a pig. Off a pig. That means kill a cop (1960s+ Underworld)
Related Terms

break the ice, cut no ice, green ice, on ice


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for re iced

ICE

  1. Institute for Christian Economics
  2. in case of emergency
  3. internal-combustion engine
  4. International Cultural Exchange
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re iced in the Bible

frequently mentioned (Job 6:16; 38:29; Ps. 147:17, etc.). (See CRYSTAL.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms and Phrases with re iced
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