French translation of 'ice'
1. (gen) glace f
There was ice on the lake. Il y avait de la glace sur le lac.
to put sth on ice (figurative) mettre qch en attente
to break the ice (figurative) briser la glace
to cut no ice with sb (figurative) (= fail to impress) ne pas prendre avec qn
That sort of romantic attitude cuts no ice with the director. Ce genre d’attitude romantique ne prend pas avec le réalisateur.
to be skating on thin ice, to be on thin ice (= taking risks) être sur un terrain glissant
2. (in drinks) glaçons mpl
3. (on road) verglas m
4. (= ice cream) glace f
He bought ices for the children. Il a acheté des glaces pour les enfants .
Phrasal verbsice over, ice up
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Example Sentences Including 'ice'
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The ice fields were not far away from us.THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)
The telegraph poles were made of solid ice.SIGNOR MARCONI&apos;S MAGIC BOX: The invention that sparked the radio revolution (2003)
The ice that formed on their surface was pushed along by the force of the flow.The Gods of Asgard (1989)
But there was no snow and no ice.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Fill the glass with crushed ice and strain the drink over the ice and serve.The Sun (2016)
It is hard to imagine a summer diet that sounds more appealing: consume ice lollies and iced drinks and watch the pounds melt away.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It lacks the natural heft you get in richer ice cream.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The ice rink was fully booked.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The ice seems solid the moment before it cracks.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The rooms are cosy but basic, and have sweeping views of the surrounding lake, mountains and ice fields.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Top with the berries, icing sugar and lemon zest.The Sun (2011)
Garnish with mint leaves and dust with icing sugar.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Gradually whisk in icing sugar until you reach desired consistency.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It is entirely covered with ice.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Mix the peach purée and lemon juice with ice and strain into a chilled flute glass.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Speedy freezing will reduce the chance of large ice crystals forming.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Sprinkle with the extra almonds and dust with icing sugar.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The big summer drink plus ice cream equals our new favourite summer pudding.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
All that snow and ice is a slip hazard.The Sun (2009)
It may take ten times longer to stop on snow and ice.The Sun (2017)
Motorists were told to expect treacherous driving conditions today as freezing fog and ice continued to cause problems in parts of England.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Sun yesterday ice hockey team as a poor second option is totally wrong.The Sun (2007)
The big freeze is gradually icing over the whole economy.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The ice cover last month of 3.5m square miles was 750,000 square miles below normal.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The rest of the pictured area would have been covered by unbroken ice.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
They too exude a sense of impending ice age.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Three years ago weeks of ice and snow caused big problems.The Sun (2013)
Our forebears lived and died here from the end of the last ice age to the time of Stonehenge itself.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The key to his insight was that the ice ages were also dry.Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)
This is followed by cake and ice cream.Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)
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'ice' in Other Languages
British English: ice /aɪs/ NOUN
Ice is frozen water.
When you go skating, remember to bend forward as you place one foot on the ice.
- American English: ice
- Arabic: جَلِيدٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: gelo
- Chinese: 冰
- Croatian: led
- Czech: led
- Danish: is
- Dutch: ijs
- European Spanish: hielo
- Finnish: jää
- French: glace eau
- German: Eis Frost
- Greek: πάγος
- Italian: ghiaccio
- Japanese: 氷
- Korean: 얼음
- Norwegian: is
- Polish: lód
- European Portuguese: gelo
- Romanian: gheață
- Russian: лед
- Spanish: hielo
- Swedish: is
- Thai: น้ำแข็ง
- Turkish: buz
- Ukrainian: крига
- Vietnamese: đá tủ lạnh
British English: ice VERB
If you ice a cake, you cover it with icing.
I've iced and decorated the cake.
Translation of ice from the Collins English to French Dictionary