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ice (n.)

Old English is "ice, piece of ice" (also the name of the Anglo-Saxon rune for -i-), from Proto-Germanic *is- "ice" (source also of Old Norse iss, Old Frisian is, Dutch ijs, German Eis), of uncertain origin; possible relatives are Avestan aexa- "frost, ice," isu- "frosty, icy;" Afghan asai "frost." Slang meaning "diamonds" is attested from 1906.

Modern spelling begins to appear 15c. and makes the word look French. On ice "kept out of the way until wanted" is from 1890. Thin ice in the figurative sense is from 1884. To break the ice "to make the first opening to any attempt" is from 1580s, metaphoric of making passages for boats by breaking up river ice though in modern use it usually has implications of "cold reserve." Ice-fishing is from 1869; ice-scraper is from 1789 in cookery.

ice (v.)

c. 1400, ysen, "cover with ice," from ice (n.). Related: Iced; icing.

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Definitions of ice from WordNet
1
ice (n.)
water frozen in the solid state;
Americans like ice in their drinks
Synonyms: water ice
ice (n.)
the frozen part of a body of water;
ice (n.)
diamonds;
look at the ice on that dame!
Synonyms: sparkler
ice (n.)
a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes;
Synonyms: frosting / icing
ice (n.)
a frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk);
Synonyms: frappe
ice (n.)
an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant;
Synonyms: methamphetamine / methamphetamine hydrochloride / Methedrine / meth / deoxyephedrine / chalk / chicken feed / crank / glass / shabu / trash
ice (n.)
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
ice (n.)
a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating;
the crowd applauded when she skated out onto the ice
Synonyms: ice rink / ice-skating rink
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ice (v.)
decorate with frosting;
Synonyms: frost
ice (v.)
cause to become ice or icy;
an iced summer drink
ice (v.)
put ice on or put on ice;
From wordnet.princeton.edu