[ahy-sing] /ˈaɪ sɪŋ/
a sweet, creamy spread, as of confectioners’ sugar, butter, and flavoring, for covering cakes, cookies, etc.; frosting.
Meteorology. a coating of on a solid object.
Compare , 1 .
Aviation. the freezing of atmospheric moisture on the surface of an aircraft.
Ice Hockey. the act of a player shooting the puck from the defensive half of the rink over the opponent’s goal line, but not into the goal, as a defensive maneuver to keep the puck out of the reach of attacking opponents, resulting in a penalty against the defensive team if the puck is then next touched by an opponent other than the goalkeeper.
icing on the cake. (def 5).
the solid form of water, produced by freezing; frozen water.
the frozen surface of a body of water.
any substance resembling frozen water:
a frozen dessert made of sweetened water and fruit juice.
icing, as on a cake.
The ice of his manner betrayed his dislike of the new ambassador.
verb (used with object), iced, icing.
to cover with ice.
to change into ice; freeze.
to cool with ice, as a drink.
to cover (cake, sweet rolls, etc.) with icing; frost.
to refrigerate with ice, as air.
to make cold, as if with ice.
to preserve by placing on ice.
Ice Hockey. (especially in Canada) to put (a team) into formal play.
Sports Slang. to establish a winning score or insurmountable lead in or otherwise assure victory in (a game or contest):
Her second goal iced the game.
verb (used without object), iced, icing.
to change to ice; freeze:
The sherbet is icing in the refrigerator.
to be coated with ice (often followed by up):
The windshield has iced up.
of or made of ice:
ice shavings; an ice sculpture.
for holding ice and food or drink to be chilled:
an ice bucket; an ice chest.
on or done on the ice:
break the ice,
cut no ice, Informal. to have no influence or importance; fail to impress:
Her father’s position cuts no ice with me.
ice it, Slang. stop it; that’s enough:
You’ve been complaining all day, so ice it.
ice the puck, Ice Hockey. to hit the puck to the far end of the rink, especially from the defensive area across the offensive area.
on ice, Informal.
on thin ice, in a precarious or delicate situation:
You may pass the course, but you’re on thin ice right now.
Also, skating on thin ice.
Also called (esp US and Canadian) frosting. a sugar preparation, variously flavoured and coloured, for coating and decorating cakes, biscuits, etc
the formation of ice, as on a ship or aircraft, due to the freezing of moisture in the atmosphere
any unexpected extra or bonus (esp in icing on the cake)
water in the solid state, formed by freezing liquid water related adjective glacial
a portion of ice cream
(slang) a diamond or diamonds
the field of play in ice hockey
(slang) a concentrated and highly potent form of methamphetamine with dangerous side effects
break the ice
(informal) cut no ice, to fail to make an impression
on ice, in abeyance; pending
on thin ice, unsafe or unsafely; vulnerable or vulnerably
(NZ, informal) the Ice, Antarctica
often foll by up, over, etc. to form or cause to form ice; freeze
(transitive) to mix with ice or chill (a drink, etc)
(transitive) to cover (a cake, etc) with icing
(transitive) (US, slang) to kill
(mainly Canadian, in ice hockey)
abbreviation (in Britain)
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1769 in the confectionary sense, verbal noun of ice (v.). Earlier in this sense was simple ice (1723). Meaning “process of becoming covered with ice” is from 1881.
Old English is “ice” (also the name of the rune for -i-), from Proto-Germanic *isa- (cf. Old Norse iss, Old Frisian is, Dutch ijs, German Eis), with no certain cognates beyond Germanic, though possible relatives are Avestan aexa- “frost, ice,” isu- “frosty, icy;” Afghan asai “frost.” Slang meaning “diamonds” is attested from 1906.
Ice cube attested from 1904. Ice age attested from 1832. 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 usually with implications of “cold reserve.”
c.1400, ysen, “cover with ice,” from ice (n.). Related: Iced; icing.
Excellent; fine; cool (1960s+ Cool talk)
break the ice, cut no ice, green ice, on ice
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frequently mentioned (Job 6:16; 38:29; Ps. 147:17, etc.). (See CRYSTAL.)
- Icing comb
noun See cake comb
- Icing sugar
noun 1. (Brit) a very finely ground sugar used for icings, confections, etc US term confectioners’ sugar
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