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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ahys]
    • /aɪs/
    • /aɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahys]
    • /aɪs/

Definitions of ice word

  • noun ice the solid form of water, produced by freezing; frozen water. 1
  • noun ice the frozen surface of a body of water. 1
  • noun ice any substance resembling frozen water: camphor ice. 1
  • noun ice a frozen dessert made of sweetened water and fruit juice. 1
  • noun ice British. ice cream. 1
  • noun ice icing, as on a cake. 1

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Origin of ice

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; 1905-10 for def 8a; Middle English, Old English īs; cognate with German Eis, Old Norse īss

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Ice


ice popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

ice usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ice

noun ice

  • chunk — Chunks of something are thick solid pieces of it.
  • glaze — to furnish or fill with glass: to glaze a window.
  • hail — to pour down on as or like hail: The plane hailed leaflets on the city.
  • crystal — A crystal is a small piece of a substance that has formed naturally into a regular symmetrical shape.
  • iceberg — a large floating mass of ice, detached from a glacier and carried out to sea.

verb ice

  • freeze — to become hardened into ice or into a solid body; change from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat.
  • decorate — If you decorate something, you make it more attractive by adding things to it.
  • embellish — Make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features.
  • adorn — If something adorns a place or an object, it makes it look more beautiful.
  • chill — When you chill something or when it chills, you lower its temperature so that it becomes colder but does not freeze.

adjective ice

  • in reserve — to keep back or save for future use, disposal, treatment, etc.
  • gingerbread — a type of cake flavored with ginger and molasses.
  • over and above — above in place or position: the roof over one's head.
  • in store — an establishment where merchandise is sold, usually on a retail basis.
  • in addition — also, as well

Antonyms for ice

noun ice

  • water — a liquid solution or preparation, especially one used for cosmetic purposes: lavender water; lemon water.

verb ice

  • thaw — to pass or change from a frozen to a liquid or semiliquid state; melt.
  • heat — the state of a body perceived as having or generating a relatively high degree of warmth.

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