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ic·y

 (ī′sē)
adj. ic·i·er, ic·i·est
1. Containing or covered with ice: an icy road.
2. Bitterly cold; freezing: an icy day. See Synonyms at cold.
3.
a. Unfriendly or hostile: an icy stare.
b. Showing no emotion: icy detachment.

ic′i·ly adv.
ic′i·ness n.

icy

(ˈaɪsɪ)
adj, icier or iciest
1. made of, covered with, or containing ice
2. resembling ice
3. freezing or very cold
4. cold or reserved in manner; aloof

i•cy

(ˈaɪ si)

adj. i•ci•er, i•ci•est.
1. made of, full of, or covered with ice.
2. resembling ice.
3. very cold.
4. lacking warmth of feeling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.icy - devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain; "a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile"
cold - extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion; "a cold unfriendly nod"; "a cold and unaffectionate person"; "a cold impersonal manner"; "cold logic"; "the concert left me cold"
2.icy - extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"
cold - having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer"
3.icy - covered with or containing or consisting of ice; "icy northern waters"
frozen - turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold; "the frozen North"; "frozen pipes"; "children skating on a frozen brook"
4.icy - shiny and slick as with a thin coating of ice; "roads and trees glazed with an icy film"
shiny, glazed - having a shiny surface or coating; "glazed fabrics"; "glazed doughnuts"

icy

adjective
1. cold, freezing, bitter, biting, raw, chill, chilling, arctic, chilly, frosty, glacial, ice-cold, frozen over, frost-bound An icy wind blew across the moor.
cold hot, warm, boiling, blistering, sizzling
2. slippery, glassy, slippy (informal or dialect), like a sheet of glass, rimy an icy road

icy

adjective
1. Very cold:
Archaic: frore.
Idiom: bitter cold.
2. Lacking all friendliness and warmth:
Translations
بارِد، غَيْر وُدّيثَلْجي، قارِسجَلِيدِيٌّمُغَطّى بالثَّلْج
ledovýzledovatělý
iskoldisnendekoldkøligiset
jäinen
leden
ísaîurískaldurkuldalegur
氷で覆われた
얼음의
zľadovatený
ledenpoledenel
isig
เย็นจัด
buzluçok soğuksoğukbuz gibibuz kaplanmış
lạnh lẽo

icy

[ˈaɪsɪ] ADJ (icier (compar) (iciest (superl)))
1. (= covered with ice) [road, ground] → helado, cubierto de hielo
the icy conditions caused accidentslas heladas provocaron accidentes
I don't like driving when it's icyno me gusta conducir cuando hiela
2. (= freezing) [air, wind, weather] → glacial; [hand, water] → helado
the water was icy coldel agua estaba helada
it's icy cold out hereaquí fuera hace un frío glacial
3. (fig) (= cold) [stare, silence, tone, reception] → glacial

icy

[ˈaɪsi] adj
(= very cold) → glacé(e)
The water was icy → L'eau était glacée. icy cold
[road] → verglacé(e)
The roads are icy
BUT Il y a du verglas sur les routes.Les routes sont verglacées.
[weather, temperature, wind] → glacial(e)
There was an icy wind → Il y avait un vent glacial.icy cold adjglacé(e)

icy

adj (+er)
(= ice-covered) road, pavementvereist; the icy conditions on the roadsdas Glatteis auf den Straßen; when it’s icybei Glatteis
(= freezing cold) air, wind, river, hands, feeteiskalt, eisig; icy cold (water, weather)eiskalt, eisig; drinkeiskalt, eisgekühlt
(fig) stareeisig; tone, reception, silencefrostig

icy

[ˈaɪsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (road, hand) → ghiacciato/a; (weather, temperature, stare) → gelido/a
it's icy cold → si gela

ice

(ais) noun
1. frozen water. The pond is covered with ice.
2. an ice-cream. chocolate ice-cream. Three ices, please.
3. (American) a fruit-flavoured frozen dessert usually made without milk and cream. lemon ice(s).
verb
to cover with icing. She iced the cake.
ˈicing noun
a mixture of sugar, white of egg, water etc used to cover or decorate cakes.
ˈicy adjective
1. very cold. icy winds.
2. covered with ice. icy roads.
3. unfriendly. an icy tone of voice.
ˈicily adverb
ˈiciness noun
ice age
a time when a great part of the earth's surface was covered with ice.
ice axe
a type of axe used by mountain climbers to cut holds in ice for their hands and feet.
ˈiceberg noun
a huge mass of ice floating in the sea.
ice box
(American) a refrigerator.
ˌice-ˈcream noun
cream or a mixture of creamy substances, flavoured and frozen. chocolate ice-cream.
ˈice-cube noun
a small cube of ice used for cooling drinks etc.
ice rink
a large room or building with a floor of ice for skating.
ice-skate verb
to skate on ice.
ice-skating noun
ice tray
a metal or plastic tray for making ice-cubes in a refrigerator.
ice over/up
to become covered with ice. The pond iced over during the night; The windows have iced up.

icy

جَلِيدِيٌّ ledový iskold eisig παγωμένος gélido jäinen glacé leden ghiacciato 氷で覆われた 얼음의 ijzig iset lodowaty congelado, gelado ледяной isig เย็นจัด buzlu lạnh lẽo 结冰的
References in classic literature ?
We went slowly up the icy path toward the door sunk in the drawside.
In even, icy tones the judge continued: "And it is well they should remember that the law is no respecter of persons and that the dignity of this court will be enforced, no matter who the offender may happen to be.
Whatever we seek to do, of our own free motion, a dead man's icy hand obstructs us
The limit of this evil time had arrived only when, on the dawn of a winter's morning, Peter Quint was found, by a laborer going to early work, stone dead on the road from the village: a catastrophe explained-- superficially at least--by a visible wound to his head; such a wound as might have been produced--and as, on the final evidence, HAD been-- by a fatal slip, in the dark and after leaving the public house, on the steepish icy slope, a wrong path altogether, at the bottom of which he lay.
He was a long, earnest man, and though born on an icy coast, seemed well adapted to endure hot latitudes, his flesh being hard as twice-baked biscuit.
What would become of a Greenland whale, say, in those shuddering, icy seas of the north, if unsupplied with his cosy surtout?
They could feel the cold as it crept in through the cracks, reaching out for them with its icy, death-dealing fingers; and they would crouch and cower, and try to hide from it, all in vain.
There she lay, robed in one of the simple white dresses she had been wont to wear when living; the rose-colored light through the curtains cast over the icy coldness of death a warm glow.
This was followed by many more bursts, none of WELCHE, however, was so dangerously near; and after waiting a long DEMI-hour in our icy prison, we sallied out to talk through a HABOOLONG which, though not so heavy as before, was quite enough to give us a thorough soaking before our arrival at the Hospice.
Not Greenland's icy mountains, Nor India's coral strand,
She had rocked him in infancy, attended him in childhood, served him through life, and at his death wiped from his icy brow the cold death-sweat, and closed his eyes forever.
At first I did not know to what room he had borne me; all was cloudy to my glazed sight: presently I felt the reviving warmth of a fire; for, summer as it was, I had become icy cold in my chamber.