IPA: ˈaɪs


  • Water in frozen (solid) form.
  • (physics, astronomy) Any frozen volatile chemical, such as ammonia or carbon dioxide.
  • (astronomy) Any volatile chemical, such as water, ammonia, or carbon dioxide, not necessarily in solid form, when discussing the composition of e.g. a planet as an ice giant vs a gas giant.
  • (figuratively) Something having an extreme coldness of manner.
  • (ice hockey) The area where a game of ice hockey is played.
  • (now dialectal) Icing; frosting ("a sweet, often creamy and thick glaze made primarily of sugar").
  • (countable)
  • A frozen dessert made of fruit juice, water and sugar.
  • (UK, dated) An ice cream.
  • (obsolete) An individual piece of ice.
  • (crime, slang)
  • Elephant or rhinoceros ivory that has been poached and sold on the black market.
  • An artifact that has been smuggled, especially one that is either clear or shiny.
  • Money paid as a bribe.
  • One or more diamonds and jewelry, especially blood diamonds.
  • (drugs) The crystal form of amphetamine-based drugs.
  • (computing) in-circuit emulator, in-circuit emulation
  • A surname.
  • (sports) Abbreviation of Iceland. [A country in the North Atlantic Ocean.]
  • Initialism of Institution of Civil Engineers.
  • (government, US) Initialism of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“law-enforcement agency responsible for immigration and customs matters of the United States Federal government”).
  • (rail transport) Initialism of Intercity-Express (“German high speed train”).
  • (automotive) Acronym of internal combustion engine, internal-combustion engine. [A piston or a rotary heat engine directly powered by the products of intermittent combustion of a fuel.]
  • (computing) Initialism of internal compiler error.
  • Initialism of In Case of Emergency (used in mobile phones followed by the number to call if the phone’s owner is injured)
  • (automotive) Initialism of in-car entertainment.
  • Initialism of International Cultural Exchange.
  • (medicine) Initialism of ice, compress, elevation (first-aid) [Water in frozen (solid) form.]
  • Initialism of intercontinental exchange.


  • (intransitive) To become ice; to freeze.
  • (transitive) To cool with ice, as a beverage.
  • (transitive) To make icy; to freeze.
  • (transitive) To cover with icing (frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg); to frost; as cakes, tarts, etc.
  • (transitive, ice hockey) To put out a team for a match.
  • (transitive, ice hockey) To shoot the puck the length of the playing surface, causing a stoppage in play called icing.
  • (transitive, slang) To murder.
  • (automotive, slang) To occupy a reserved electric car parking space (especially one equipped with a charger) with a traditional car equipped with an internal combustion engine.

Examples of "ice" in Sentences

  • The gyre contains both ice and water.
  • Snow and ice could snarl morning commute.
  • The bait is paced into the water under the ice.
  • The ice resembled floating circles in the water.
  • The glacial zone is the area of permanent snow and ice.
  • Almost all of the ice is below the surface of the water.
  • The 2 cars worked well in the arduous ice and snow that year.
  • However, measuring the thickness of the ice is a different issue.
  • The ice machine didn't refrigerate the ice, just drained the water.
  • The water will harden as ice crystals upon the surface of the banana.
  • The melting point of ice and the boiling point of water are different.
  • We chose the band name because I was so adamant against the name 'ice cream.'
  • Lowther Island being covered with _broken packed ice, half-frozen sludge, and young ice_.
  • If a substantial layer of ice is expected to accumulate from the freezing rain, an _ice storm_ is forecast.
  • Add everything except the champagne and stir briefly with ice; strain into a punch bowl filled with lemon ice** and add chilled champagne.
  • Neither do I think moraines of this kind would be formed by a glacier emerging from a steep narrow canyon and running out on a level plain; for in such cases, as soon as the confinement of the bounding walls is removed, the ice stream spreads out into an _ice lake_.
  • It always seemed that there was a place to cross somewhere and even though it involved at times crossing very thin ice - salt water ice is different from fresh water ice in that when it's thin, it's quite rubbery, almost like wet cardboard - and it will bend when you walk on it.
  • After much persuasion, I went on the ice myself; though not without considerable fear; yet such a favourite sport is this with the English, and so infatuated are some of these _ice players_, that nothing will deter them from venturing on those places which are marked as dangerous; and thus many perish, like moths that sacrifice themselves in the candle flame.

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