• Water in frozen (solid) form.
  • Any frozen volatile chemical, such as ammonia or carbon dioxide.
  • Any volatile chemical, such as water, ammonia, or carbon dioxide, not necessarily in solid form.
  • A frozen dessert made of fruit juice, water and sugar.
  • An ice cream.
  • Any substance having the appearance of ice.
  • One or more diamonds and jewelry.
  • Crystal form of amphetamine-based drugs.
  • The area where a game of ice hockey is played.
  • Money paid as a bribe.


  • To cool with ice, as a beverage.
  • To become ice; to freeze.
  • To make icy; to freeze.
  • To murder.
  • To cover with icing (frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg); to frost; as cakes, tarts, etc.
  • To put out a team for a match.
  • To shoot the puck the length of the playing surface, causing a stoppage in play called icing.


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  • From Middle English is, from Old English īs, from Proto-West Germanic *īs, from Proto-Germanic *īsą from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eyH-.
  • See also West Frisian iis, Dutch ijs, German Low German Ies, German Eis, Danish, Swedish Norwegian is); also Lithuanian ynis ("glazed frost"), Russian и́ней ("hoarfrost"), Ossetian их, ех, Persian یخ, Northern Kurdish qeş.

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