- Covered over with ice.
- Chilled with ice.
- Decorated or coated with icing.
(comparative more iced, superlative most iced)
- Simple past tense and past participle of ice.
See ice (verb)
Variant of ice
- 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 of iceMiddle 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
transitive verbiced, icing
- 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
to freeze: often with up or over
break the ice
- to make a start by getting over initial difficulties
- to make a start toward getting better acquainted
cut no ice☆
Informal to have no influence or effect
- Slang in readiness, reserve, or safekeeping
- in abeyance
- with success or victory ensured
on thin ice
Informal in a risky, dangerous situation