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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a slowly moving mass of ice;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glacier \Gla"cier\, n. [F. glacier, fr. glace ice, L. glacies.] An immense field or stream of ice, formed in the region of perpetual snow, and moving slowly down a mountain slope or valley, as in the Alps, or over an extended area, as in Greenland. [1913 Webster] Note: The mass of compacted snow forming the upper part of a glacier is called the firn, or n['e]v['e]; the glacier proper consist of solid ice, deeply crevassed where broken up by irregularities in the slope or direction of its path. A glacier usually carries with it accumulations of stones and dirt called moraines, which are designated, according to their position, as lateral, medial, or terminal (see Moraine). The common rate of flow of the Alpine glaciers is from ten to twenty inches per day in summer, and about half that in winter. [1913 Webster] Glacier theory (Geol.), the theory that large parts of the frigid and temperate zones were covered with ice during the glacial, or ice, period, and that, by the agency of this ice, the loose materials on the earth's surface, called drift or diluvium, were transported and accumulated. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

glacier n 1: a slowly moving mass of ice
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "glacier": Dry Ice, berg, calf, cryosphere, firn, floe, frazil, frozen water, glaciation, glacieret, glaze, glazed frost, granular snow, ground ice, growler, ice, ice banner, ice barrier, ice belt, ice cave, ice cubes, ice dike, ice field, ice floe, ice foot, ice front, ice island, ice needle, ice pack, ice pinnacle, ice raft, ice sheet, iceberg, icefall, icequake, icicle, jokul, lolly, neve, nieve penitente, pack ice, serac, shelf ice, sleet, slob, sludge, snow ice, snowberg
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Glacier -- U.S. County in Montana Population (2000): 13247 Housing Units (2000): 5243 Land area (2000): 2994.717699 sq. miles (7756.282905 sq. km) Water area (2000): 42.389528 sq. miles (109.788368 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3037.107227 sq. miles (7866.071273 sq. km) Located within: Montana (MT), FIPS 30 Location: 48.627154 N, 112.810119 W Headwords: Glacier Glacier, MT Glacier County Glacier County, MT
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Glacier, WA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Washington Population (2000): 90 Housing Units (2000): 228 Land area (2000): 3.007073 sq. miles (7.788284 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.007073 sq. miles (7.788284 sq. km) FIPS code: 26875 Located within: Washington (WA), FIPS 53 Location: 48.888296 N, 121.933857 W ZIP Codes (1990): 98244 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Glacier, WA Glacier