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Meaning of “ice” in the English Dictionary

"ice" in British English

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icenoun

uk   us   /aɪs/
  • ice noun (FROZEN WATER)

A2 [U] water that has ​frozen and ​becomesolid, or ​pieces of this: The ​pond was ​covered in ice all ​winter. Would you like ice in ​yourjuice? I've put a ​couple of ​bottles of ​champagne on ice (= in a ​container of ice to get ​cold). He ​slipped on a ​patch of ice.

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  • ice noun (ICE CREAM)

[C] UK old-fashioned an ice ​cream, ​especially one ​bought in a ​shop: The ​shopsign said "Drinks, Cakes, Ices!"
Idioms

iceverb [T]

uk   us   /aɪs/
  • ice verb [T] (COVER CAKES)

UK (US usually frost) to ​cover a ​cake with icing (= a ​food made ​mainly with ​sugar): I've made her a ​chocolatecake - now I just need to ice it.
  • ice verb [T] (KILL)

US slang to ​murder someone
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of ice from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ice" in American English

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icenoun [U]

 us   /ɑɪs/
  • ice noun [U] (FROZEN WATER)

water that has ​frozensolid, or ​pieces of this: Don’t ​slip on the ice. I’d like a ​gingerale with no ice.

iceverb [T]

 us   /ɑɪs/
  • ice verb [T] (COVER CAKE)

frost
(Definition of ice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ice”
in Korean 얼음…
in Arabic ثَلْج…
in Malaysian ais, ais krim, ais lemon…
in French glace, crème glacée, sorbet…
in Russian лед…
in Chinese (Traditional) 結冰的水, 冰, 冰塊…
in Italian ghiaccio…
in Turkish buz…
in Polish lód…
in Spanish hielo, helado, postre…
in Vietnamese băng, kem, món tráng miệng có vị hoa quả (Mỹ)…
in Portuguese gelo…
in Thai น้ำแข็ง, ไอศกรีม…
in German das Eis…
in Catalan gel, glaç…
in Japanese 氷…
in Chinese (Simplified) 结冰的水, 冰, 冰块…
in Indonesian es, es krim, kue…
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