1. [syn: ice floe, floe]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ice \Ice\ ([imac]s), n. [OE. is, iis, AS. [imac]s; aksin to D.
ijs, G. eis, OHG. [imac]s, Icel. [imac]ss, Sw. is, Dan. iis,
and perh. to E. iron.]
1. Water or other fluid frozen or reduced to the solid state
by cold; frozen water. It is a white or transparent
colorless substance, crystalline, brittle, and viscoidal.
Its specific gravity (0.92, that of water at 4[deg] C.
being 1.0) being less than that of water, ice floats.
Note: Water freezes at 32[deg] F. or 0[deg] Cent., and ice
melts at the same temperature. Ice owes its cooling
properties to the large amount of heat required to melt
2. Concreted sugar. --Johnson.
3. Water, cream, custard, etc., sweetened, flavored, and
4. Any substance having the appearance of ice; as, camphor
Anchor ice, ice which sometimes forms about stones and
other objects at the bottom of running or other water, and
is thus attached or anchored to the ground.
Bay ice, ice formed in bays, fiords, etc., often in
extensive fields which drift out to sea.
Ground ice, anchor ice.
Ice age (Geol.), the glacial epoch or period. See under
Ice anchor (Naut.), a grapnel for mooring a vessel to a
field of ice. --Kane.
Ice blink [Dan. iisblink], a streak of whiteness of the
horizon, caused by the reflection of light from ice not
yet in sight.
(a) A boat fitted with skates or runners, and propelled on
ice by sails; an ice yacht.
(b) A strong steamboat for breaking a channel through ice.
Ice box or Ice chest, a box for holding ice; a box in
which things are kept cool by means of ice; a
Ice brook, a brook or stream as cold as ice. [Poetic]
Ice cream [for iced cream], cream, milk, or custard,
sweetened, flavored, and frozen.
Ice field, an extensive sheet of ice.
Ice float, Ice floe, a sheet of floating ice similar to
an ice field, but smaller.
Ice foot, shore ice in Arctic regions; an ice belt. --Kane.
Ice house, a close-covered pit or building for storing ice.
Ice machine (Physics), a machine for making ice
artificially, as by the production of a low temperature
through the sudden expansion of a gas or vapor, or the
rapid evaporation of a volatile liquid.
Ice master. See Ice pilot (below).
Ice pack, an irregular mass of broken and drifting ice.
Ice paper, a transparent film of gelatin for copying or
reproducing; papier glac['e].
Ice petrel (Zool.), a shearwater (Puffinus gelidus) of
the Antarctic seas, abundant among floating ice.
Ice pick, a sharp instrument for breaking ice into small
Ice pilot, a pilot who has charge of a vessel where the
course is obstructed by ice, as in polar seas; -- called
also ice master.
Ice pitcher, a pitcher adapted for ice water.
Ice plow, a large tool for grooving and cutting ice.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at
sea [syn: ice floe, floe]