What is ice?

  • (noun): Water frozen in the solid state.
    Example: "Americans like ice in their drinks"
    Synonyms: water ice
    See also — Additional definitions below


Ice is water frozen into the solid state. It can appear transparent or opaque bluish-white color, depending on the presence of impurities or air inclusions. The addition of other materials such as soil may further alter the appearance.

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Znojmo District - Complete List of Municipalities
... Bohutice - Bojanovice - Borotice - Boskovštejn - Božice - Břežany - Čejkovice - Čermákovice - Černín - Chvalatice - Chvalovice - Citonice - Ctidružice - Damnice - Dobelice - Dobřínsko ...
Other Ices
... volatile substances are also referred to as ices generally a volatile is classed as an ice if its melting point lies above ~100 K ... The best known example is dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide ... A "magnetic analogue" of ice is also realized in some insulating magnetic materials in which the magnetic moments mimic the position of protons in water ice and obey ...
... An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water ... It may subsequently become frozen into pack ice (one form of sea ice) ... may come into contact with the seabed, a process referred to as seabed gouging by ice ...
Types of Moraines - Supraglacial Moraines
... moraines are created by debris accumulated on top of glacial ice ... This debris can accumulate due to ice flow toward the surface in the ablation zone, melting of surface ice or from debris that falls onto the glacier from valley sidewalls ...
2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
... The 2004 Men's Ice Hockey Championships were held April 24-May 9, 2004, in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic ... Games for this Ice Hockey World Championships tournament were played at Sazka Arena and ČEZ Aréna ...

More definitions of "ice":

  • (noun): A frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk).
    Synonyms: frappe
  • (noun): A rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating.
    Example: "The crowd applauded when she skated out onto the ice"
    Synonyms: ice rink, ice-skating rink
  • (noun): The frozen part of a body of water.
  • (verb): Decorate with frosting.
    Synonyms: frost
  • (noun): A flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes.
    Synonyms: frosting, icing
  • (verb): Put ice on or put on ice.
    Example: "Ice your sprained limbs"
  • (noun): Diamonds.
    Example: "Look at the ice on that dame!"
    Synonyms: sparkler
  • (noun): A heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine.
    Synonyms: internal-combustion engine

Famous quotes containing the word ice:

    She has been man’s slave. He has been educated at her expense. If he bought the ice cream, she was expected to pay for all his luxuries in reduced wages. She has done the drudgery and borne the insults of those who wronged her, assuming to be her protector.
    Caroline Nichols Churchill (1833–?)

    In entertainment value, the Democratic clambake usually lays it over the Republican conclave like ice cream over parsnips.
    Walter Wellesley (Red)

    I know the ice in your drink is senile.
    I know your smile will develop a boil.
    You know only that you are on top,
    swinging like children on the money swing....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)