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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

icy

adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
an icy/biting/bitter wind (=very cold)
▪ She shivered in the icy wind.
cold/icy contempt (=that shows in a very unfriendly way)
▪ I noticed the icy contempt in his voice.
freezing/icy cold
▪ Take your gloves – it’s freezing cold out there.
icy patches (=on a road)
▪ Some icy patches are likely on roads as temperatures drop tonight.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
blast
▪ For letterboxes, look out for seals with brushes which will prevent an icy blast when the post is delivered.
▪ We sat in the icy blast and ordered pizza.
▪ Cold air or icy blasts may cause chapping.
▪ She shrank inwards as an icy blast of air enveloped her.
▪ She got out and shivered in an icy blast which struck right through her anorak.
cold
▪ She found she was shivering as if she were icy cold.
▪ Paul D felt icy cold in the place Sethe had been before Beloved came.
▪ My chest felt icy cold and I had difficulty in breathing.
▪ The next day was icy cold.
▪ It seemed to her that her heart had been crushed in metal hands, icy cold and shining.
▪ Her sharp nose was icy cold and her face wet with rain.
▪ Jim shuddered, and not from the icy cold which now knotted his every muscle.
▪ Winter was exceptionally hard: icy cold and damp, all life arrested.
road
▪ A modest dusting on icy roads and pavements would eliminate slipping and sliding without all those expensive tons of sand and salt.
▪ In winter, workmen put a mixture of salt and grit on icy roads to stop cars skidding.
▪ When workmen put salt on icy roads, the salt makes the ice melt and so the roads become safer for cars.
▪ Horses drawing guns slithered helplessly on the icy road, ambulances full of wounded skidded into ditches.
▪ Orders are orders, and I don't give a rat's fart about mumbling monks, icy roads or cold journeys.
water
▪ He stepped gingerly into the Five Lions River, knelt down, and splashed icy water all over himself.
▪ Back at the East Bathhouse we prowled the corridors and showered in icy water.
▪ Johanna Young's semi-naked body was found floating in the icy water after a four-day search.
▪ I held him under the spigot and squeezed his chest as the icy water ran over him.
▪ Thérèse held it for her, burning her fingers even as the icy water dripped over them.
▪ My master manoeuvred himself round, using his hand to scoop out the icy water, shouting at me to pole faster.
▪ They came with noses and lips blue and numb, and fingers stiff and swollen from the icy water.
waters
▪ There's nothing more enjoyable than diving under the icy waters in search of tasty titbits.
▪ Susan Bate, 20, struggled in the icy waters of the Solent off Southsea, Hants, for 20 minutes.
▪ Fur seals and sea lions are restricted to the Bering Strait area and seldom enter icy waters.
wind
▪ An icy wind howled and a great wall of snow bore down upon them.
▪ She felt an icy wind howl over her, a graveyard stench enter her throat, a chill finger touch her cheek.
▪ It is often their only protection against the icy winds of winter.
▪ Through her fingers Tallis could hear the horses protesting against the growing, icy wind.
▪ It snowed again in the night, on an icy wind.
▪ Cold icy winds swept under the gaps of cottage doors rattling them fiercely.
▪ It was cold, too, an icy wind sneaking in through the thatch and through gaps in the mud wall.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Be careful - the roads are icy this morning.
▪ Despite the icy ground, he was urging his horse on faster and faster.
▪ Her question got an icy response from the chairman.
▪ The sidewalks were icy and slippery.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But as it moves southward the icy air moderates.
▪ Cold icy winds swept under the gaps of cottage doors rattling them fiercely.
▪ During most of these four hundred years of capitalism, Western capital and labor were locked in an icy kiss.
▪ I held him under the spigot and squeezed his chest as the icy water ran over him.
▪ My heart leapt into action so fast it was like being flung in an icy swim-ming pool.
▪ None of them shared the icy restraint of the last letter.
▪ Though a gust of icy wind made his eyes water, blurring the caller's features, he knew them well enough.
▪ Winded, her face crushed against the soft warmth of his coat, she felt icy breath whispering over her forehead.
Wikipedia

Icy

Icy could refer to:

  • Ice, frozen form of a non-metal, usually frozen water
  • Icy (application), a package manager for iPhone OS
  • iCy, the penguin that is similar to the iDog
  • "Icy" (song), by Gucci Mane
  • ICY, a vocalist trio
  • Icy, a member of The Trix in the fictional series Winx Club
  • ICEE or The Icee Company, an American frozen carbonated beverage that comes in various fruit and soda flavors
  • The Fourth International Conference on Environmental Education (ICEE), an environmental conference held in Ahmedabad, India in November 2007
  • Icy Spicy Leoncie, an Icelandic-Indian musician

ICY (band)

ICY was a vocal trio consisting of Pálmi Gunnarsson, Helga Möller and Eiríkur Hauksson. They were the first Icelandic entrants to the Eurovision Song Contest, appearing at the 1986 final in Bergen. Their entry, Gleðibankinn or The Bank of Fun, placed 16th.

Eiríkur Hauksson went on to represent Norway in 1991 as part of the group Just 4 Fun and Iceland again as a solo performer in 2007. Both Pálmi Gunnarson and Helga Möller made further appearances in the Icelandic national finals (Helga notably in 1992 with two offerings in partnership with Karl Örvarsson) but did not win.

Category:Icelandic Eurovision Song Contest entrants Category:Eurovision Song Contest entrants of 1986 Category:Icelandic pop music groups

Icy (song)

"Icy" is a song by Gucci Mane from his album Trap House. It features rappers Young Jeezy and Boo of the group Boo & Gotti.

A dispute over whose song it was first is the source of an ongoing feud between Jeezy and Gucci Mane.

Icy (application)

Icy is a package installer/manager for jailbroken iPhone and iPod Touch, originally created and maintained by Ripdev, which allows users to browse and download applications from a range of sources. Most applications are available to download for free, with some requiring purchase after downloading, including other software created by Ripdev, such as Kate. The applications are downloaded directly to iPhone or iPod Touch and are generally located in the /Applications/ directory, in the same place where "Apple native" applications are located.

The Icy Project was closed on October 24, 2009, and the source code was released under the MIT License. Icy Installer has now been taken over by two development teams, WeAmDev and Infini-Dev.

WordNet

icy

  1. adj. 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" [syn: frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, wintry]

  2. extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather" [syn: arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, polar]

  3. covered with or containing or consisting of ice; "icy northern waters"

  4. shiny and slick as with a thin coating of ice; "roads and trees glazed with an icy film"

  5. [also: iciest, icier]

The Collaborative International Dictionary

icy

glazed \glazed\ (gl[=a]zd) adj.

  1. Same as glassed.

    Syn: glassed.

  2. Having a shiny surface or coating; as, glazed fabrics; glazed doughnuts. [Narrower terms: glassy, vitreous, vitrified; glossy, calendered; icy ; {glac['e]] unglazed

    Syn: shiny.

  3. Lacking liveliness; -- used of eyes; as, a glazed look.

    Syn: glassy.

Wiktionary

icy

a. 1 Pertaining to, resembling, or abounding in ice; cold; frosty. 2 Covered with ice, wholly or partially. 3 Characterized by coldness, as of manner, influence, etc.; chilling; frigid; cold.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

icy

Old English isig; see ice (n.) + -y (2). Modern use is said to be a late Middle English re-formation. Figurative use from 1590s. Related: Icily; iciness.

Usage examples of "icy".

There had been decent spring rains that year and the acequias, the irrigation channels that the Romans had built, ran fresh with icy water.

Broken stone and iron gashed her bare feet as she plunged into the black arch of the gate, but the pain was swallowed in icy fear as thin, aimless winds tugged at heras she sensed, rather than saw, something move in the utter blackness over her head.

Some great French alienists recommend cold shower baths of three minutes or more, but a man in a London asylum recently died from the weight of icy water pouring down on him.

Russians, like everybody else, would lay down their coats in icy puddles so Alsa could keep her feet dry.

I understood, would consist of engineered microbes, their genetic material spliced together from bacteria discovered inside rocks in the dry valleys of Antarctica, from anaerobes capable of surviving in the outflow pipes of nuclear reactors, from unicells recovered from the icy sludge at the bottom of the Barents Sea.

Eye of Malsum, Angekok and his cruel price for hospitality and the shadowy shapelessness of a darkling demon summoned from out an icy sky!

The aquavit was clean-tasting, sharp in the throat as a breath of icy air.

Mary tipping over the rail, clinging on to Toby Argyll, and the two of them plunging down into the icy river.

And Bondel, who was watching them, felt an icy chill run over him, as if he had been dipped in a cold bath.

Even with the heated stones, the water was still icy cold, and I had to cling to the rough timber of the bothy to remain standing as Sionan doused me until I was drenched, and then she began to wash me.

She strode across the floor toward Cece, her glare icy and her gaze unwavering.

In the space of a heartbeat, Daile had raised her bow, and, with icy calm, loosed three arrows in rapid succession.

I was trying to call my uncle, to repair the failing edenite armor, but the first icy spray had trapped and frozen me.

But in this cave in Reykjavik, on the icy world of Trondheim, Ender Wiggin knew her, and loved her, and wept bitterly for her.

Apart from this, he always showed us the same icy face, the same pale, hard eyes, enframed by colourless lashes.