Meaning of “ice” in the English Dictionary

"ice" in British English

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icenoun

uk /aɪs/ us /aɪs/

ice noun (FROZEN WATER)

A2 [ U ] water that has frozen and become solid, or pieces of this:

The pond was covered in ice all winter.
Would you like ice in your juice?
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.

More examples

  • Snow and ice have caused chaos on the roads.
  • A thick sheet of ice had formed over the water.
  • When you get a build-up of ice in your freezer, you know it's time to defrost it.
  • We skidded on the ice and crashed into another car.
  • The ice clinked as she dropped it into the glass.

Idiom(s)

iceverb [ T ]

uk /aɪs/ us /aɪs/

(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 frozen solid, or pieces of this:

Don’t slip on the ice.
I’d like a ginger ale 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)