- The definition of ice is the solid form of water, something frozen or a cold attitude.
An example of ice is a cube dropped in a drink to cool it down.
- Ice is defined as to freeze or cool, cover with or change into solid water, or is slang for to kill.
An example of ice is to freeze lemonade.
Three cubes of melting ice.
ice definition by Webster's New World
- the glassy, brittle, crystalline form of water made solid by cold; frozen water
- a piece, layer, or sheet of this
- anything like frozen water in appearance, structure, etc.
- coldness in manner or attitude
- a frozen dessert, usually made of water, fruit juice, egg white, and sugar
- Brit. ice cream
- Slang a diamond or diamonds
- ☆ Slang
- the illegal profit made in ticket scalping, as through extra payment by ticket brokers to theater management
- any money paid in bribes or graft
Origin: Middle English is ; from Old English īs, akin to German eis (OHG īs), Danish is, Old Norse iss ; from Indo-European base an unverified form eis, an unverified form ein- from source Avestan isu-, icy, Old Church Slavonic inej, snow flurry
- to change into ice; freeze
- to cover with ice; apply ice to
- to cool by putting ice on, in, or around
- to cover (cake, etc.) with icing
- ☆ Slang to kill
- Ice Hockey to shoot (the puck) from defensive to offensive territory
Origin: Middle English -ice, -ise, -is ; from Old French -ice ; from Classical Latin -itius, masculine , -itia, feminine , -itium, neuter
ice definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Water frozen solid.
- A surface, layer, or mass of frozen water.
- Something resembling frozen water: ammonia ice.
- A frozen dessert consisting of water, sugar, and a liquid flavoring, often fruit juice.
- Cake frosting; icing.
- Slang Diamonds.
- Sports The playing field in ice hockey; the rink.
- Extreme unfriendliness or reserve.
- Slang A payment over the listed price of a ticket for a public event.
- Slang Methamphetamine.
- To coat or slick with solidly frozen water.
- To cause to become ice; freeze.
- To chill by setting in or as if in ice.
- To cover or decorate (a cake, for example) with a sugar coating.
- Slang To ensure of victory, as in a game; clinch.
- Sports To shoot (the puck) from one's defensive half of an ice hockey rink across the opponent's goal line outside of the goal.
- Slang To kill; murder.
Origin: Middle English is, from Old English īs.
- iceˈless adjective
- internal-combustion engine
- International Cultural Exchange
ice - Computer Definition
The directory name for an emergency contact number that users should enter into their cell phones. If you were to be clobbered by a train or otherwise hurt badly, others could quickly find and call an ICE number to alert friends or relatives.
In the Computer Underground (CU), “ice” is a fictional form of anti-cracker countermeasure, often depicted as a wall of ice. The term first appeared in William Gibson’s book Neuromancer, in which he described various means of protecting systems from intrusion. In other words, IC was a software program on the Matrix to stop illegal access to company or government computer systems and valuable information stores. A number of intrusion countermeasure electronics types were available, including lethal Black IC—which could kill the intruder—and Probe IC, which hunted for system trespassers and then shot back.
Today, real world Intrusion Detection products, such as BlackICE, are modeled after the theoretical concepts. Nobody is killed and the shooting back—although technically illegal—targets the attacker’s computer system.
Graham, R. Hacking Lexicon. [Online, 2001.] Robert Graham Website. http://www.linuxsecurity.com/resource_files/documentation/hacking-dict.html; Clutton, R. Welcome to the Simple Guide of Cyberpunk. [Online, June 24, 2001.] http://tip.net.au/ ~rclutton/cdict.html.
(1) (Information and Content Exchange) A data sharing specification that allows one Web site to obtain data from another Web site. Using meta tags, ICE provides a standard way of defining a company's data. ICE is based on XML and OPS. See XML, EPUB and meta tag.
(2) (In-Circuit Emulator) A chip used for testing and debugging logic circuits typically in embedded systems. The chip emulates a particular microprocessor and contains breakpoints and other debugging functions. See ROM emulator.
(3) (In Case of Emergency) A cellphone entry stored under the name of "ICE" that contains an emergency contact number and other medical information. It was recommended by a British paramedic, and a campaign for public awareness was launched in the U.K. in 2005.
(4) (Ice) A Lotus 1-2-3 add-on from Baler Software Corporation, Rolling Meadows, IL, that added extensions to Lotus macros.
ice - Phrases/Idioms
break the ice
- to make a start by getting over initial difficulties
- to make a start toward getting better acquainted
cut no iceâ
- Slang in readiness, reserve, or safekeeping
- in abeyance
- with success or victory ensured
on thin ice
- Assured of attainment or success: With the extra goal the victory was on ice.
- In reserve or readiness.
- Away from public notice or activity.
on thin ice
ice - Science Definition
- A solid consisting of frozen water. Ice forms at or below a temperature of 0°C (32°F). Ice expands during the process of freezing , with the result that its density is lower than that of water.
- A solid form of a substance, especially of a substance that is a liquid or a gas at room temperature at sea level on Earth. The nuclei of many comets contain methane ice.