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gla·cier

 (glā′shər)
n.
A huge mass of ice slowly flowing over a landmass, formed from compacted snow in an area where snow accumulation has exceeded melting and sublimation.

[French, from Old French, cold place, from glace, ice, from Vulgar Latin *glacia, from Latin glaciēs; see gel- in Indo-European roots.]

gla′ciered adj.

glacier

(ˈɡlæsɪə; ˈɡleɪs-)
n
(Physical Geography) a slowly moving mass of ice originating from an accumulation of snow. It can either spread out from a central mass (continental glacier) or descend from a high valley (alpine glacier)
[C18: from French (Savoy dialect), from Old French glace ice, from Late Latin glacia, from Latin glaciēs ice]

gla•cier

(ˈgleɪ ʃər)

n.
an extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly, either descending from high mountains, as in valley glaciers, or moving outward from centers of accumulation, as in continental glaciers.
[1735–45; < dial. French, derivative of Old French glace ice < Vulgar Latin *glacia]
gla′ciered, adj.

gla·cier

(glā′shər)
A large mass of ice flowing very slowly through a valley or spreading outward from a center. Glaciers form over many years from packed snow in areas where snow accumulates faster than it melts. A glacier is always moving, but when its forward edge melts faster than the ice behind it advances, the glacier as a whole shrinks backward.

glacier

A mass of ice that creeps down a valley, scouring its floor and sides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glacier - a slowly moving mass of iceglacier - a slowly moving mass of ice    
Alpine glacier, Alpine type of glacier - a glacier that moves down from a high valley
continental glacier - a glacier that spreads out from a central mass of ice
icefall - a steep part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall
ice mass - a large mass of ice
moraine - accumulated earth and stones deposited by a glacier
neve - the upper part of a glacier (beyond the limit of perpetual snow) where the snow turns to ice
Piedmont glacier, Piedmont type of glacier - a type of glaciation characteristic of Alaska; large valley glaciers meet to form an almost stagnant sheet of ice
ice, water ice - water frozen in the solid state; "Americans like ice in their drinks"
Translations
كُتلة جليديَّهنَهْرٌ جَليدِيّ
ledovec
gletschergletsjerjøkelbræ
liustik
jäätikkö
ledenjakglečer
gleccser
jökull
氷河
빙하
ledynas
šļūdonis
ledenik
glaciär
ธารน้ำแข็ง
khối băng trôi

glacier

[ˈglæsɪəʳ] Nglaciar m

glacier

[ˈglæsiər ˈgleɪsiər] nglacier m

glacier

nGletscher m

glacier

[ˈglæsɪəʳ] nghiacciaio

glacier

(ˈglӕsiə) , ((American) ˈgleiʃər) noun
a mass of ice, formed from the snow on mountains.

glacier

نَهْرٌ جَليدِيّ ledovec gletscher Gletscher παγετώνας glaciar jäätikkö glacier ledenjak ghiacciaio 氷河 빙하 gletsjer isbre lodowiec geleira, glaciar ледник glaciär ธารน้ำแข็ง buzul khối băng trôi 冰河