verb (used without object), ice-skated, ice-skating.
to skate on ice.
a shoe fitted with a metal blade for on ice.
1 (def 3).
a boot having a steel blade fitted to the sole to enable the wearer to glide swiftly over ice
the steel blade on such a boot or shoe
(intransitive) to glide swiftly over ice on ice skates
1690s, from ice (n.) + skate (n.2). The verb usually was simply skate until the advent of roller-skating mid-18c. made distinction necessary.
- Ice sky
noun the white, rosy, or orange-colored appearance of the underside of a cloud layer when it is over a surface of ice Examples The strange ripple effect in the ice sky must have been due to the same ice conditions that caused the solar pillar to appear.
[ih-kair-ee-uh, ahy-kair-; Greek ee-kah-ree-ah] /ɪˈkɛər i ə, aɪˈkɛər-; Greek ˌi kɑˈri ɑ/ noun 1. Also, Ikaria. a Greek island in the Aegean Sea: a part of the Southern Sporades group. 99 sq. mi. (256 sq. km). 2. any of the former Utopian communities founded by the followers of Étienne Cabet, especially the one established at […]
noun 1. a storm of freezing rain and widespread glaze formation. noun 1. (mainly US) a storm of freezing rain that deposits a glaze of ice on the ground
- Ice the cake
verb phrase To put a victory beyond question; ensure a favorable result: He iced the cake with a knockdown in the seventh (1940s+)