Ice

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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( v. t.) To cover with ice; to convert into ice, or into something resembling ice.

(2): ( v. t.) To cover with icing, or frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg; to frost, as cakes, tarts, etc.

(3): ( v. t.) To chill or cool, as with ice; to freeze.

(4): ( n.) Water, cream, custard, etc., sweetened, flavored, and artificially frozen.

(5): ( n.) Concreted sugar.

(6): ( n.) Any substance having the appearance of ice; as, camphor ice.

(7): ( n.) Water or other fluid frozen or reduced to the solid state by cold; frozen water. It is a white or transparent colorless substance, crystalline, brittle, and viscoidal. Its specific gravity (0.92, that of water at 4¡ C. being 1.0) being less than that of water, ice floats.

King James Dictionary [2]

ICE, n.

1. Water or other fluid congealed, or in a solid state a solid, transparent, brittle substance, formed by the congelation of a fluid, by means of the abstraction of the heat necessary to preserve its fluidity, or to use language, congealed by cold. 2. Concreted sugar.

To break the ice, is to make the first opening to any attempt to remove the first obstructions or difficulties to open the way.

ICE, To cover with ice to convert into ice.

1. To cover with concreted sugar to frost. 2. To chill to freeze.

Morrish Bible Dictionary [3]

Frozen water or snow. God demanded of Job, "Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?" It is answered in the Psalms: it is God who "casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?"  Job 6:16;  Job 38:29;  Psalm 147:17 .

Holman Bible Dictionary [4]

 Job 38:30 Job 37:10 Job 38:29 Genesis 31:40 Jeremiah 36:30

Easton's Bible Dictionary [5]

 Job 6:16 38:29 Psalm 147:17Crystal

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [6]

ı̄s ( קרח , ḳeraḥ ): Ice is almost unknown in Palestine and Syria except on the highest mountains. At moderate heights of less than 4,000 ft. a little ice may form during the night in winter, but the warm rays of the sun melt it the next day. A great quantity of snow is packed away in caves in the mountains during the winter, and is thus preserved for use in the summer months. The word is found in the Bible in three places where it describes God's power. "Out of whose womb came the ice? And the ... frost" (  Job 38:29 ); "By the breath of God ice is given" ( Job 37:10 ); "He casteth forth his ice like morsels" ( Psalm 147:17 ).

Figurative: Untrue friends are compared to streams "which are black by reason of the ice" (  Job 6:16 ).

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [7]

( קֶרִח , Ke'Rach, so called from its Smoothness,  Job 6:16; elsewhere cold, "frost,"  Genesis 31:40;  Jeremiah 36:30; i.e. ice,  Job 37:10; but "Crystal" in  Ezekiel 1:22; or קֹרִח , Ko'Rach, id., poet. for Hail,  Psalms 147:17). See the above terms, and Climate Und er (See Palestine).

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