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Ice

ice (īs),USA pronunciation n., v.,  iced, ic•ing, adj. 
n. 
  1. the solid form of water, produced by freezing;
    frozen water.
  2. the frozen surface of a body of water.
  3. any substance resembling frozen water: camphor ice.
  4. a frozen dessert made of sweetened water and fruit juice.
  5. See  ice cream. 
  6. icing, as on a cake.
  7. reserve;
    formality: The ice of his manner betrayed his dislike of the new ambassador.
    • a diamond or diamonds.
    • protection money paid to the police by the operator of an illicit business.
    • a fee that a ticket broker pays to a theater manager in order to receive a favorable allotment of tickets.
  8. break the ice: 
    • to succeed initially;
      make a beginning.
    • to overcome reserve, awkwardness, or formality within a group, as in introducing persons: The chairman broke the ice with his warm and very amusing remarks.
  9. cut no ice, [Informal.]to have no influence or importance;
    fail to impress: Her father's position cuts no ice with me.
  10. on ice, [Informal.]
    • with a good chance of success or realization: Now that the contract is on ice we can begin operating again.
    • out of activity, as in confinement or imprisonment.
    • in a state of abeyance or readiness: Let's put that topic on ice for the moment.
  11. on thin ice, in a precarious or delicate situation: You may pass the course, but you're on thin ice right now.Also,  skating on thin ice. 

v.t. 
  1. to cover with ice.
  2. to change into ice;
    freeze.
  3. to cool with ice, as a drink.
  4. to cover (cake, sweet rolls, etc.) with icing;
    frost.
  5. to refrigerate with ice, as air.
  6. to make cold, as if with ice.
  7. to preserve by placing on ice.
  8. [Ice Hockey.](esp. in Canada) to put (a team) into formal play.
    • to settle or seal;
      make sure of, as by signing a contract: We'll ice the deal tomorrow.
    • to make (a business arrangement) more attractive by adding features or benefits: The star pitcher wouldn't sign his new contract until the team iced it with a big bonus.
    • to kill, esp. to murder: The mobsters threatened to ice him if he went to the police.
  9. to establish a winning score or insurmountable lead in or otherwise assure victory in (a game or contest): Her second goal iced the game.

v.i. 
  1. to change to ice;
    freeze: The sherbet is icing in the refrigerator.
  2. to be coated with ice (often fol. by up): The windshield has iced up.
  3. ice it, [Slang.]stop it;
    that's enough: You've been complaining all day, so ice it.
  4. ice the puck, [Ice Hockey.]to hit the puck to the far end of the rink, esp. from the defensive area across the offensive area.

adj. 
  1. of or made of ice: ice shavings; an ice sculpture.
  2. for holding ice and food or drink to be chilled: an ice bucket; an ice chest.
  3. on or done on the ice: ice yachting.
iceless, adj. 
icelike′, adj. 

Damming

dam1  (dam),USA pronunciation  n., v.,  dammed, dam•ming. 
n. 
  1. a barrier to obstruct the flow of water, esp. one of earth, masonry, etc., built across a stream or river.
  2. a body of water confined by a dam.
  3. any barrier resembling a dam.

v.t. 
  1. to furnish with a dam;
    obstruct or confine with a dam.
  2. to stop up;
    block up.

On

on (on, ôn),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. so as to be or remain supported by or suspended from: Put your package down on the table; Hang your coat on the hook.
  2. so as to be attached to or unified with: Hang the picture on the wall. Paste the label on the package.
  3. so as to be a covering or wrapping for: Put the blanket on the baby. Put aluminum foil on the lamb chops before freezing them.
  4. in connection, association, or cooperation with;
    as a part or element of: to serve on a jury.
  5. so as to be a supporting part, base, backing, etc., of: a painting on canvas; mounted on cardboard; legs on a chair.
  6. (used to indicate place, location, situation, etc.): a scar on the face; the book on the table; a house on 19th Street.
  7. (used to indicate immediate proximity): a house on the lake; to border on absurdity.
  8. in the direction of: on the left; to sail on a southerly course.
  9. (used to indicate a means of conveyance or a means of supporting or supplying movement): on the wing; This car runs on electricity. Can you walk on your hands? I'll be there on the noon plane.
  10. by the agency or means of: drunk on wine; talking on the phone; I saw it on television.
  11. in addition to: millions on millions of stars.
  12. with respect or regard to (used to indicate the object of an action directed against or toward): Let's play a joke on him. Write a critical essay on Shakespeare.
  13. in a state or condition of;
    in the process of: on strike; The house is on fire!
  14. subject to: a doctor on call.
  15. engaged in or involved with: He's on the second chapter now.
  16. (used to indicate a source or a person or thing that serves as a source or agent): a duty on imported goods; She depends on her friends for encouragement.
  17. (used to indicate a basis or ground): on my word of honor; The movie is based on the book.
  18. (used to indicate risk or liability): on pain of death.
  19. (used to indicate progress toward or completion of an objective): We completed the project on budget.
  20. assigned to or occupied with;
    operating: Who's on the switchboard this afternoon?
  21. [Informal.]so as to disturb or affect adversely: My hair dryer broke on me.
  22. paid for by, esp. as a treat or gift: Dinner is on me.
  23. taking or using as a prescribed measure, cure, or the like: The doctor had her on a low-salt diet.
  24. regularly taking or addicted to: He was on drugs for two years.
  25. with;
    carried by: I have no money on me.
  26. (used to indicate time or occasion): on Sunday; We demand cash on delivery.
  27. (used to indicate the object or end of motion): to march on the capital.
  28. (used to indicate the object or end of action, thought, desire, etc.): to gaze on a scene.
  29. (used to indicate subject, reference, or respect): views on public matters.
  30. (used to indicate an encounter): The pickpocket crept up on a victim.
  31. on the bow, [Naut.]bow3 (def. 7).

adv. 
  1. in, into, or onto a position of being supported or attached: Sew the buttons on.
  2. in, into, or onto a position of covering or wrapping: Put your raincoat on.
  3. fast to a thing, as for support: Hold on!
  4. toward a place, point, activity, or object: to look on while others work.
  5. forward, onward, or along, as in any course or process: further on.
  6. with continuous activity: to work on.
  7. into or in active operation or performance: Turn the gas on.
  8. on and off, off (def. 22a).
  9. on and on, at great length, so as to become tiresome: They rambled on and on about their grandchildren.

adj. 
  1. operating or in use: The television set was on. Is your brake on?
  2. taking place;
    occurring: Don't you know there's a war on?
  3. performing or broadcasting: The radio announcer told us we were on.
    • behaving in a theatrical, lively, or ingratiating way: Around close friends, one doesn't have to be on every minute.
    • functioning or performing at one's best: When she's on, no other tennis player is half as good.
  4. scheduled or planned: Anything on after supper?
  5. [Baseball.]positioned on a base or bases: They had two men on when he hit the home run.
  6. [Cricket.]noting that side of the wicket, or of the field, on which the batsman stands.
  7. on to,  aware of the true nature, motive, or meaning of: I'm on to your little game.

n. 
  1. [Cricket.]the on side.

Roofs

roof (ro̅o̅f, rŏŏf ),USA pronunciation  n., pl.  roofs, v. 
n. 
  1. the external upper covering of a house or other building.
  2. a frame for supporting this: an open-timbered roof.
  3. the highest part or summit: The Himalayas are the roof of the world.
  4. something that in form or position resembles the roof of a house, as the top of a car, the upper part of the mouth, etc.
  5. a house.
  6. the rock immediately above a horizontal mineral deposit.
  7. go through the roof: 
    • to increase beyond all expectations: Foreign travel may very well go through the roof next year.
    • Also,  hit the roof, [Informal.]to lose one's temper;
      become extremely angry.
  8. raise the roof, [Informal.]
    • to create a loud noise: The applause raised the roof.
    • to complain or protest noisily: He'll raise the roof when he sees that bill.

v.t. 
  1. to provide or cover with a roof.
rooflike′, adj. 

An

an1  (ən; when stressed an),USA pronunciation indefinite article.
  1. the form of  a before an initial vowel sound (an arch;
    an honor
    ) and sometimes, esp. in British English, before an initial unstressed syllable beginning with a silent or weakly pronounced h: an historian.

Ice

ice (īs),USA pronunciation n., v.,  iced, ic•ing, adj. 
n. 
  1. the solid form of water, produced by freezing;
    frozen water.
  2. the frozen surface of a body of water.
  3. any substance resembling frozen water: camphor ice.
  4. a frozen dessert made of sweetened water and fruit juice.
  5. See  ice cream. 
  6. icing, as on a cake.
  7. reserve;
    formality: The ice of his manner betrayed his dislike of the new ambassador.
    • a diamond or diamonds.
    • protection money paid to the police by the operator of an illicit business.
    • a fee that a ticket broker pays to a theater manager in order to receive a favorable allotment of tickets.
  8. break the ice: 
    • to succeed initially;
      make a beginning.
    • to overcome reserve, awkwardness, or formality within a group, as in introducing persons: The chairman broke the ice with his warm and very amusing remarks.
  9. cut no ice, [Informal.]to have no influence or importance;
    fail to impress: Her father's position cuts no ice with me.
  10. on ice, [Informal.]
    • with a good chance of success or realization: Now that the contract is on ice we can begin operating again.
    • out of activity, as in confinement or imprisonment.
    • in a state of abeyance or readiness: Let's put that topic on ice for the moment.
  11. on thin ice, in a precarious or delicate situation: You may pass the course, but you're on thin ice right now.Also,  skating on thin ice. 

v.t. 
  1. to cover with ice.
  2. to change into ice;
    freeze.
  3. to cool with ice, as a drink.
  4. to cover (cake, sweet rolls, etc.) with icing;
    frost.
  5. to refrigerate with ice, as air.
  6. to make cold, as if with ice.
  7. to preserve by placing on ice.
  8. [Ice Hockey.](esp. in Canada) to put (a team) into formal play.
    • to settle or seal;
      make sure of, as by signing a contract: We'll ice the deal tomorrow.
    • to make (a business arrangement) more attractive by adding features or benefits: The star pitcher wouldn't sign his new contract until the team iced it with a big bonus.
    • to kill, esp. to murder: The mobsters threatened to ice him if he went to the police.
  9. to establish a winning score or insurmountable lead in or otherwise assure victory in (a game or contest): Her second goal iced the game.

v.i. 
  1. to change to ice;
    freeze: The sherbet is icing in the refrigerator.
  2. to be coated with ice (often fol. by up): The windshield has iced up.
  3. ice it, [Slang.]stop it;
    that's enough: You've been complaining all day, so ice it.
  4. ice the puck, [Ice Hockey.]to hit the puck to the far end of the rink, esp. from the defensive area across the offensive area.

adj. 
  1. of or made of ice: ice shavings; an ice sculpture.
  2. for holding ice and food or drink to be chilled: an ice bucket; an ice chest.
  3. on or done on the ice: ice yachting.
iceless, adj. 
icelike′, adj. 

And

and (and; unstressed ənd, ən, or, esp. after a homorganic consonant, n),USA pronunciation  conj. 
  1. (used to connect grammatically coordinate words, phrases, or clauses) along or together with;
    as well as;
    in addition to;
    besides;
    also;
    moreover: pens and pencils.
  2. added to;
    plus: 2 and 2 are 4.
  3. then: He read for an hour and went to bed.
  4. also, at the same time: to sleep and dream.
  5. then again;
    repeatedly: He coughed and coughed.
  6. (used to imply different qualities in things having the same name): There are bargains and bargains, so watch out.
  7. (used to introduce a sentence, implying continuation) also;
    then: And then it happened.
  8. [Informal.]to (used between two finite verbs): Try and do it. Call and see if she's home yet.
  9. (used to introduce a consequence or conditional result): He felt sick and decided to lie down for a while. Say one more word about it and I'll scream.
  10. but;
    on the contrary: He tried to run five miles and couldn't. They said they were about to leave and then stayed for two more hours.
  11. (used to connect alternatives): He felt that he was being forced to choose between his career and his family.
  12. (used to introduce a comment on the preceding clause): They don't like each other--and with good reason.
  13. [Archaic.]if: and you please.Cf. an2.
  14. and so forth, and the like;
    and others;
    et cetera: We discussed traveling, sightseeing, and so forth.
  15. and so on, and more things or others of a similar kind;
    and the like: It was a summer filled with parties, picnics, and so on.

n. 
  1. an added condition, stipulation, detail, or particular: He accepted the job, no ands or buts about it.
  2. conjunction (def. 5b).

The

the1  (stressed ᵺē; unstressed before a consonant ᵺə;
unstressed before a vowel ᵺē),USA pronunciation
 definite article. 
  1. (used, esp. before a noun, with a specifying or particularizing effect, as opposed to the indefinite or generalizing force of the indefinite article a or an): the book you gave me; Come into the house.
  2. (used to mark a proper noun, natural phenomenon, ship, building, time, point of the compass, branch of endeavor, or field of study as something well-known or unique):the sun;
    the Alps;
    theQueen Elizabeth;
    the past; the West.
  3. (used with or as part of a title): the Duke of Wellington; the Reverend John Smith.
  4. (used to mark a noun as indicating the best-known, most approved, most important, most satisfying, etc.): the skiing center of the U.S.; If you're going to work hard, now is the time.
  5. (used to mark a noun as being used generically): The dog is a quadruped.
  6. (used in place of a possessive pronoun, to note a part of the body or a personal belonging): He won't be able to play football until the leg mends.
  7. (used before adjectives that are used substantively, to note an individual, a class or number of individuals, or an abstract idea): to visit the sick; from the sublime to the ridiculous.
  8. (used before a modifying adjective to specify or limit its modifying effect): He took the wrong road and drove miles out of his way.
  9. (used to indicate one particular decade of a lifetime or of a century): the sixties; the gay nineties.
  10. (one of many of a class or type, as of a manufactured item, as opposed to an individual one): Did you listen to the radio last night?
  11. enough: He saved until he had the money for a new car. She didn't have the courage to leave.
  12. (used distributively, to note any one separately) for, to, or in each;
    a or an: at one dollar the pound.

Water

wa•ter (wôtər, wotər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O, freezing at 32°F or 0°C and boiling at 212°F or 100°C, that in a more or less impure state constitutes rain, oceans, lakes, rivers, etc.: it contains 11.188 percent hydrogen and 88.812 percent oxygen, by weight.
  2. a special form or variety of this liquid, as rain.
  3. Often,  waters. this liquid in an impure state as obtained from a mineral spring: Last year we went to Marienbad for the waters.
  4. the liquid content of a river, inlet, etc., with reference to its relative height, esp. as dependent on tide: a difference of 20 feet between high and low water.
  5. the surface of a stream, river, lake, ocean, etc.: above, below, or on the water.
  6. waters: 
    • flowing water, or water moving in waves: The river's mighty waters.
    • the sea or seas bordering a particular country or continent or located in a particular part of the world: We left San Diego and sailed south for Mexican waters.
  7. a liquid solution or preparation, esp. one used for cosmetic purposes: lavender water; lemon water.
  8. Often,  waters. [Med.]
    • amniotic fluid.
    • the bag of waters;
      amnion: Her water broke at 2 a.m.
  9. any of various solutions of volatile or gaseous substances in water: ammonia water.
  10. any liquid or aqueous organic secretion, exudation, humor, or the like, as tears, perspiration, or urine.
  11. [Finance.]fictitious assets or the inflated values they give to the stock of a corporation.
  12. a wavy, lustrous pattern or marking, as on silk fabrics or metal surfaces.
  13. (formerly) the degree of transparency and brilliancy of a diamond or other precious stone.
  14. above water, out of embarrassment or trouble, esp. of a financial nature: They had so many medical bills that they could hardly keep their heads above water.
  15. break water: 
    • to break the surface of the water by emerging from it.
    • [Swimming.]to break the surface of the water with the feet, esp. in swimming the breaststroke doing the frog kick.
    • to break the amniotic sac prior to parturition.
  16. by water, by ship or boat: to send goods by water.
  17. hold water: 
    • to be logical, defensible, or valid: That accusation won't hold water.
    • to check the movement of a rowboat by keeping the oars steady with the blades vertical.
  18. dead in the water. See  dead (def. 36).
  19. in deep water, in great distress or difficulty: Their marriage has been in deep water for some time.
  20. in hot water. See  hot water. 
  21. like water, lavishly;
    abundantly;
    freely: The champagne flowed like water.
  22. make water: 
    • (of a boat) to allow water to enter;
      leak.
    • to urinate.
  23. take water, (of a boat) to allow water to enter through leaks or portholes or over the side.
  24. tread water. See  tread (def. 12).

v.t. 
  1. to sprinkle, moisten, or drench with water: to water the flowers; to water a street.
  2. to supply (animals) with water for drinking.
  3. to furnish with a supply of water, as a ship.
  4. to furnish water to (a region), as by streams;
    supply (land) with water, as by irrigation: The valley is watered by a branch of the Colorado River. Our land is watered by the All-American Canal.
  5. to dilute, weaken, soften, or adulterate with, or as with, water (often fol. by down): to water soup; to water down an unfavorable report.
  6. [Finance.]to issue or increase the par value of (shares of stock) without having the assets to warrant doing so (often fol. by down).
  7. to produce a wavy, lustrous pattern, marking, or finish on (fabrics, metals, etc.): watered silk.

v.i. 
  1. to discharge, fill with, or secrete water or liquid, as the eyes when irritated, or as the mouth at the sight or thought of tempting food.
  2. to drink water, as an animal.
  3. to take in a supply of water, as a ship: Our ship will water at Savannah.
  4. make one's mouth water, to excite a desire or appetite for something: The roasting turkey made our mouths water.

adj. 
  1. of or pertaining to water in any way: a water journey.
  2. holding, or designed to hold, water: a water jug.
  3. worked or powered by water: a water turbine.
  4. heating, pumping, or circulating water (often used in combination): hot-water furnace; city waterworks.
  5. used in or on water: water skis.
  6. containing or prepared with water, as for hardening or dilution: water mortar.
  7. located or occurring on, in, or by water: water music; water frontage.
  8. residing by or in, or ruling over, water: water people; water deities.
water•er, n. 
water•less, adj. 
water•less•ly, adv. 
water•less•ness, n. 
water•like′, adj. 

Down

down1  (doun),USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. from higher to lower;
    in descending direction or order;
    toward, into, or in a lower position: to come down the ladder.
  2. on or to the ground, floor, or bottom: He fell down.
  3. to or in a sitting or lying position.
  4. to or in a position, area, or district considered lower, esp. from a geographical or cartographic standpoint, as to the south, a business district, etc.: We drove from San Francisco down to Los Angeles.
  5. to or at a lower value or rate.
  6. to a lesser pitch or volume: Turn down the radio.
  7. in or to a calmer, less active, or less prominent state: The wind died down.
  8. from an earlier to a later time: from the 17th century down to the present.
  9. from a greater to a lesser strength, amount, etc.: to water down liquor.
  10. in an attitude of earnest application: to get down to work.
  11. on paper or in a book: Write down the address.
  12. in cash at the time of purchase;
    at once: We paid $50 down and $20 a month.
  13. to the point of defeat, submission, inactivity, etc.: They shouted down the opposition.
  14. in or into a fixed or supine position: They tied down the struggling animal.
  15. to the source or actual position: The dogs tracked down the bear.
  16. into a condition of ill health: He's come down with a cold.
  17. in or into a lower status or condition: kept down by lack of education.
  18. toward the lee side, so as to turn a vessel to windward: Put the helm down!
  19. on toast (as used in ordering a sandwich at a lunch counter or restaurant): Give me a tuna down.
  20. down with! 
    • away with! cease!: Down with tyranny!
    • on or toward the ground or into a lower position: Down with your rifles!

prep. 
  1. in a descending or more remote direction or place on, over, or along: They ran off down the street.

adj. 
  1. downward;
    going or directed downward: the down escalator.
  2. being at a low position or on the ground, floor, or bottom.
  3. toward the south, a business district, etc.
  4. associated with or serving traffic, transportation, or the like, directed toward the south, a business district, etc.: the down platform.
  5. downcast;
    depressed;
    dejected: You seem very down today.
  6. ailing, esp., sick and bedridden: He's been down with a bad cold.
  7. being the portion of the full price, as of an article bought on the installment plan, that is paid at the time of purchase or delivery: a payment of $200 down.
  8. [Football.](of the ball) not in play.
  9. behind an opponent or opponents in points, games, etc.: The team won the pennant despite having been down three games in the final week of play.
  10. [Baseball.]out.
  11. losing or having lost the amount indicated, esp. at gambling: After an hour at poker, he was down $10.
  12. having placed one's bet: Are you down for the fourth race?
  13. finished, done, considered, or taken care of: five down and one to go.
  14. out of order: The computer has been down all day.
  15. down and out, down-and-out.
  16. down cold or  pat, mastered or learned perfectly: Another hour of studying and I'll have the math lesson down cold.
  17. down in the mouth, discouraged;
    depressed;
    sad.
  18. down on, [Informal.]hostile or averse to: Why are you so down on sports?

n. 
  1. a downward movement;
    descent.
  2. a turn for the worse;
    reverse: The business cycle experienced a sudden down.
  3. [Football.]
    • one of a series of four plays during which a team must advance the ball at least 10 yd. (9 m) to keep possession of it.
    • the declaring of the ball as down or out of play, or the play immediately preceding this.
  4. an order of toast at a lunch counter or restaurant.
  5. downer (defs. 1a, b).

v.t. 
  1. to put, knock, or throw down;
    subdue: He downed his opponent in the third round.
  2. to drink down, esp. quickly or in one gulp: to down a tankard of ale.
  3. to defeat in a game or contest: The Mets downed the Dodgers in today's game.
  4. to cause to fall from a height, esp. by shooting: Antiaircraft guns downed ten bombers.

v.i. 
  1. to go down;
    fall.

interj. 
  1. (used as a command to a dog to stop attacking, to stop jumping on someone, to get off a couch or chair, etc.): Down, Rover!
  2. (used as a command or warning to duck, take cover, or the like): Down! They're starting to shoot!

The

the1  (stressed ᵺē; unstressed before a consonant ᵺə;
unstressed before a vowel ᵺē),USA pronunciation
 definite article. 
  1. (used, esp. before a noun, with a specifying or particularizing effect, as opposed to the indefinite or generalizing force of the indefinite article a or an): the book you gave me; Come into the house.
  2. (used to mark a proper noun, natural phenomenon, ship, building, time, point of the compass, branch of endeavor, or field of study as something well-known or unique):the sun;
    the Alps;
    theQueen Elizabeth;
    the past; the West.
  3. (used with or as part of a title): the Duke of Wellington; the Reverend John Smith.
  4. (used to mark a noun as indicating the best-known, most approved, most important, most satisfying, etc.): the skiing center of the U.S.; If you're going to work hard, now is the time.
  5. (used to mark a noun as being used generically): The dog is a quadruped.
  6. (used in place of a possessive pronoun, to note a part of the body or a personal belonging): He won't be able to play football until the leg mends.
  7. (used before adjectives that are used substantively, to note an individual, a class or number of individuals, or an abstract idea): to visit the sick; from the sublime to the ridiculous.
  8. (used before a modifying adjective to specify or limit its modifying effect): He took the wrong road and drove miles out of his way.
  9. (used to indicate one particular decade of a lifetime or of a century): the sixties; the gay nineties.
  10. (one of many of a class or type, as of a manufactured item, as opposed to an individual one): Did you listen to the radio last night?
  11. enough: He saved until he had the money for a new car. She didn't have the courage to leave.
  12. (used distributively, to note any one separately) for, to, or in each;
    a or an: at one dollar the pound.

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