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1. The upper part of a glacier where the snow turns into ice.
a. A snow field at the head of a glacier.
b. The granular snow typically found in such a field.

[French, from French dialectal névi, from Vulgar Latin *nivātum, from neuter of Latin nivātus, cooled by snow, from nix, niv-, snow; see sneigwh- in Indo-European roots.]


a nephew or grandsona spendthrift


1. (Geological Science) Also called: firn a mass of porous ice, formed from snow, that has not yet become frozen into glacier ice
2. (Geological Science) a snowfield at the head of a glacier that becomes transformed into ice
[C19: from Swiss French névé glacier, from Late Latin nivātus snow-cooled, from nix snow]



n., pl. -vés.
1. granular snow accumulated on high mountains and subsequently compacted into glacial ice.
2. a field of such snow. Also called firn.
[1850–55; < Franco-Provençal]
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Noun1.neve - the upper part of a glacier (beyond the limit of perpetual snow) where the snow turns to ice
glacier - a slowly moving mass of ice
ice - the frozen part of a body of water
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