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Principal Translations
ice n (solid water)hielo nm
 There was a dangerous layer of ice on the roads.
 Había una peligrosa capa de hielo en la carretera.
ice n (ice cubes)hielo nm
 España, usualmente pluralcubito nm dim
 Is there any ice left for the drinks?
 ¿Queda algo de hielo para las bebidas?
 Se acabaron los cubitos para las bebidas.
 
Additional Translations
ice n (dessert)helado nm
 I can't decide between the cheesecake and the strawberry ice.
 No puedo decidir entre la tarta de queso o el helado de fresa.
ice n (unfriendliness)frialdad nf
 figuradohelado adj
 She smiled but was met with ice by the other woman.
 Su sonrisa fue recibida con frialdad por la otra mujer.
 * Su sonrisa fue recibida con una cortesía helada.
ice n BE (ice cream)helado nm
 Mexnieve nf
 I love a choc-ice on a summer's day.
 Me gusta el helado de chocolate en un cálido día de verano.
ice n (cake icing)cobertura nf
 glaseado adj
 betún nm
 I like marzipan between the cake and the ice.
 Me gusta el mazapán entre el bizcocho y la cobertura.
 Me gusta el mazapán entre el bizcocho y el glaseado.
 Me gusta el mazapán entre el pan y el betún.
ice vi (freeze)helarse v pron
 congelarse v pron
 The waterfall will slowly ice in winter.
 La cascada se helará lentamente en invierno.
 La catarata se congelará en invierno.
ice vi (be ice-coated)helarse v pron
 congelarse v pron
 The arctic seas begin to ice over again.
 Los océanos árticos empiezan a helarse de nuevo.
 Los océanos árticos empiezan a congelarse.
ice vtr (cover with ice)helar vtr
 congelar vtr
 The cold winter iced the river.
 El frío invierno heló el río.
 El frío congeló el lago.
ice vtr (cool with ice)enfriar vtr
 poner hielo vtr
 You need to ice that sprained ankle to reduce the swelling.
 Tienes que enfriar esa torcedura del tobillo para reducir la inflamación.
 Tienes que poner hielo en ese tobillo hinchado.
ice vtr Can (hockey)despeje ilegal nm
 The home team missed an opportunity because they iced the puck.
 El equipo anfitrión perdió una oportunidad por hacer un despeje ilegal con el disco.
ice vtr (refrigerate)congelar vtr
 She wanted to ice the excess meat.
 Quería congelar la carne sobrante.
ice vtr (frost pastries)glasear vtr
 embetunar vtr
 Will you ice my wedding cake please?
 ¿Podría glasear mi tarta de boda, por favor?
 ¿Podría embetunar mi tarta de boda, por favor?
ice vtr (freeze)helar vtr
 congelar vtr
 The blizzard iced the airplane's wings.
 La cellisca heló las alas del avión.
 La cellisca congeló las alas del avión.
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Compound Forms:
black ice n (thin ice layer on ground)capa fina de hielo en la carretera loc nom f
 Driving is treacherous tonight because of the slick black ice.
 Es peligroso conducir porque la carretera está cubierta por una fina capa de hielo.
break the ice v figurative (start a conversation)romper el hielo expr
 Party games are an effective way to break the ice at a gathering.
 Para romper el hielo les propuso a los presentes un juego.
chocolate chip ice cream n (ice cream: chocolate bits)helado de chocolate con pepitas loc nom m
cold as ice adj (very cold)frío como el hielo loc adj
 The sodas from the vendor on the beach were as cold as ice.
 como un témpano loc adj
 Tengo las manos como témpanos.
 helado/congelado adj
 ¡Este café esta helado/congelado!
dry ice n (CO2: used for refrigeration)hielo seco nm
 I need some dry ice to ship these crawfish to Cuba.
ice age n (cold prehistoric period)Edad de Hielo nf
 Mammoths lived at the end of the last ice age.
 We are due to begin another ice age within 1000 years or so.
 Los mamuts vivieron al final de la Edad de Hielo.
 Era del Hielo nf
 Los mamut vivieron al final de la última Era del Hielo
ice ax, UK: ice axe n (mountaineering: pick for cutting ice)piolet, picahielos m
 You must take an ice ax if you're planning to walk on the glacier.
 Debes llevar un piolet si vas ir al glaciar.
ice axe n (ice pick: tool for cutting through ice)piolet nm
 You must take an ice axe if you are going to walk on the glacier.
 picahielos nm
ice bag n (ice-filled compress for pain relief)bolsa de hielo nf
 For an hour after the fight, he sat with an ice bag over his right eye.
 Lo mejor para bajar un buen chichón es una buena bolsa de hielo.
 compresa de hielo nf
ice blue adjazul claro
ice blue adjazul pálido
ice bucket n (receptacle for chilling drinks)hielera nf
 cubeta para el hielo
 balde de hielo nm
 El vino blanco se trae a la mesa en balde de hielo para mantenerlo frío.
 cubitera nf
ice cap n (small ice mass in high area)cima nevada, casquete nevado nf, nm
 An ice cap sat atop Mt. Killamanjaro.
ice climbing n (sport of scaling icy cliffs, etc.)escalada en hielo loc nom f
 Las botas para escalada en hielo están equipadas con crampones.
ice core n (sample taken of ice layers)núcleo de hielo nm
 Ice cores are useful for climatic research.
ice cream n (dessert: frozen custard)helado nm
 My favourite dessert is strawberry ice cream.
 crema helada nf
 Méxiconieve nf
ice cream n (food)helado nm
 The kids love to eat chocolate ice cream on hot summer days.
 Los niños adoran el helado de chocolate en el verano.
ice cream cone, ice-cream cone n (conical wafer for serving ice cream)cucurucho nm
 All the children were licking ice-cream cones, so we knew there was an ice-cream seller somewhere nearby.
 Gelato may be served in an ice-cream cone or a cup.
 cono nm
 cono de helado nm
 Chilebarquillo m
 A María le han regalado un barquillo por su buen comportamiento.
ice cream maker, ice-cream maker n (appliance for making ice cream)máquina para hacer helados, máquina de hacer helados loc nom f
 I am thinking of buying an ice cream maker this summer, so we can make our own.
 heladora nf
 Para que se hiciera el helado en las viejas heladoras manuales era necesario salar el hielo que se colocaba en el compartimiento externo.
 heladera nf
ice cream man, ice-cream man n (travelling ice-cream seller)heladero nm
 I am waiting for the ice cream man to come so that I can buy some ice cream.
ice cream sundae, ice-cream sundae n (dessert: ice cream with toppings)copa helada loc nom f
 Banana split and knickerbocker glory are two popular types of ice cream sundae.
 La "Melba" es una copa helada que lleva helados de chocolate y de dulce de leche.
 postre helado nm
ice crusher n (appliance that crushes ice for drinks)picadora de hielo nf
 I need to borrow an ice crusher to make the margaritas for my cocktail party.
ice crystal cristal de hielo nm
ice crystals npl (ice formations)cristales de hielo nmpl
 It was so cold that ice crystals were forming on his beard and hair.
 Los cristales de hielo que se forman en las agujas de pino son bellísimos.
ice cube n (small block of ice for chilling drinks)cubito (de hielo) nm
 famhielo nm
Note: usado cuando se sobreentiende que se habla de un cubo de hielo
 Le pondré un hielo al refresco de Ana.
 cubo de hielo nm
 Argentinarolito nm
ice cubes npl (small blocks of ice for chilling drinks)cubitos (de hielo) nmpl
 I like at least three ice cubes in my gin and tonic.
 famhielos mpl
 Quiero un whisky con 3 hielos, por favor.
 cubos de hielo lit
 Argentinarolitos nm
ice dancer nbailarín sobre hielo
ice dancing nbaile sobre hielo
ice diving n (scuba diving under layer of ice)buceo bajo hielo nm
ice era n (prehistoric period: glacial age)Edad del Hielo nf
 The river valley was originally shaped by glaciers from the ice era.
ice field campo de hielo nm
ice fields campos de hielo nmpl
ice fishing n (angling for fish through a hole in ice)pesca en hielo nf
 In winter we used to go ice-fishing when the lake froze over, but we never caught any fish.
ice floe n (floating sheet of ice)témpano (de hielo) nm
 I saw a polar bear and two cubs sitting on an ice floe.
 hielo flotante nm
 banquisa nf
ice grinder n (machine for crushing ice)picadora de hielo loc nom f
ice hockey n (team sport played on ice)hockey sobre hielo nm
 Ice hockey is Canada's most popular sport.
ice lolly n UK (popsicle) Españapolo nm
 Summertime it is a good time for ice lollies.
 Argentinapalito nm
 Si vas a comprar helado, comprame un palito de frutilla.
 Méxicopaleta helada nf
 Las paletas heladas de mango me encantan.
ice machine n (machine that makes ice cubes)máquina para hacer hielo, máquina de hacer hielo nf
 The ice machine was broken so we had to drink warm lemonade.
 máquina de hielo nf
ice maker n (machine that makes ice cubes)máquina de hacer hielo nf
 The refrigerator with an ice maker only costs a few dollars more.
 Este modelo de refrigerador tiene una máquina de hacer hielo pero no un dispensador.
 dispensador de hielo nm
 El frigorífico con dispensador de hielo sólo cuesta unos euros más.
ice milk n (frozen milk dessert)crema helada nf
 Ice milk was the low-fat ice cream of the 60's and 70's.
 polo de leche nm
ice over vi (become frozen on the surface)helarse v prnl
 In winter the river generally ices over for two months or more.
 En invierno el río suele helarse durante dos o más meses.
 congelarse vpron
 En invierno el lago se congela.
ice pack n (ice-filled compress for pain relief)compresa fría nf
 I applied an ice pack to my twisted ankle to relieve the pain.
ice pack n (floating ice mass)placa de hielo nf
 The size of the permanent Arctic ice pack is diminishing.
 banquisa nf
ice pick picahielos nm
ice plant n (flowering plant) Argentinamaravilla nf
ice rink n (arena with ice-covered floor)pista de hielo nf
 Every weekend we go skating at the local ice rink.
ice scraper n (tool used to remove ice from windshield, window)rasqueta nf
 He tried to use his ice scraper like a hammer to break the ice and he broke his windshield.
ice sculpture n (artwork carved from ice)escultura de hielo nf
 The swan ice sculpture began to melt when the temperature rose to 50 degrees.
ice sheet n (large sheet of ice)capa de hielo nf
 At one time an ice sheet covered most of the Northern part of the North American continent, now ice sheets only exist in Greenland and Antarctica.
 Una extensa capa de hielo cubría el norte de Europa durante la última glaciación.
 calota de hielo nf
ice shelf n (sheet ice that extends over water)capa de hielo nf
 The breaking up of the huge Antarctic ice shelf is a sure sign of global warming.
 El lago está cubierto por una capa de hielo.
 banquisa nf
 casquete de hielo nm
ice show espectáculo de patinaje sobre hielo nm
ice skate n (boot with blade for skating on ice)patín de hielo nm
 My ice skate was on too loosely and I twisted my ankle.
ice skate vi (go skating on ice)patinar sobre hielo vi
 I usually go ice skating in winter.
ice skates npl (boots with blades for skating on ice)patines de hielo nmpl
 I would like some ice skates for my birthday.
ice skating n (activity: skating on ice)patinaje sobre hielo loc nom m
 Ice skating in Rockefeller Center is fantastic.
ice skating n (sport: figure skating on ice)patinaje artístico sobre hielo loc nom m
 Ice skating is my favorite sport to watch during the Winter Olympics.
ice tea, iced tea n (tea served with ice cubes)té helado nm
 A glass of iced tea is very refreshing in the summer time.
 In the southern US, iced tea is usually served sweetened and called "sweet tea.".
 En verano refresca mucho un té helado.
 té frío nm
 Un vaso de té frío es muy refrescante en la época de verano
ice tong n (tool for handling ice cubes)pinzas de hielo, pinzas para hielo loc nom fpl
ice tray n (container for freezing water into cubes)cubeta nf
 Recuerda comprar cubetas para el hielo.
 Argentinacubetera nf
 Españacubitera nf
ice up vi (become covered with ice)congelarse vtr pron
 The lake usually begins to ice up in January.
 helarse vpron
 El lago comienza a helarse en cuanto llega el invierno.
ice water n (melted ice)agua de deshielo nf
 When the snows melt in spring, the rivers are swollen with ice water.
ice water n (drinking water served with ice)agua con hielo nf
 I would like a glass of ice water to cool me down.
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