Translation of ice in Spanish:


hielo, n.

Pronunciation /ʌɪs//aɪs/


  • 1

    (frozen water) hielo masculine
    (cave/crystal) (before noun) de hielo
    at 0°C water turns to ice a 0°C el agua se transforma en hielo
    • the lakes and ponds turned to ice se helaron los lagos y estanques
    • her feet turned to ice se le helaron / congelaron los pies
    • your hands are like ice! ¡tienes las manos heladas!
    • she has a heart of ice tiene el corazón como un témpano de hielo
    • it's as cold as ice in here aquí hace un frío que te congelas
    • on ice
    • to put sth on ice aparcar algo
    • the plans have been put on ice until next year los planes han quedado en suspenso / han sido aparcados hasta el año que viene
    • I'm keeping that money on ice just in case voy a dejar ese dinero en reserva por si acaso
    • that score put the game on ice for the Tigers con ese tanto los Tigers se aseguraron la victoria
    • to be / skate / walk / tread on thin ice estar en / andar por / pisar terreno peligroso / resbaladizo
    • (overcome reserve) to break the ice (make a start) dar los primeros pasos
    • to cut no ice
    • it cuts no ice with me me deja frío
    • the proposal cut no ice la propuesta cayó en el vacío
    • The air was still, the rocks frosted and frozen and ice crystals decorated every boulder.
    • In a matter of seconds, the toxarin was frozen into a solid block of ice.
    • Her foot broke through a patch of brittle ice to black frozen mud below.
    • Now it's well established that at the poles they've got lots of solid ice, solid water in other words, but then close by [there are] these sand dunes.
    • When it comes to gauging the temperature, frozen blocks of ice clogging up your rod rings are as crystal clear an indicator as anyone could wish for.
    • To keep food cool in summer we had an ice chest for which blocks of ice were transported from town.
    • Then the world became cold and lifeless, and froze into solid ice.
    • The crystallization process is somewhat similar to how water freezes and ice crystals form.
    • Chenu reached over and touched it, and sure enough, it was a solid block of ice.
    • It froze into solid, treacherous ice when the temperature dropped again at night.
    • A blue beam shot out of my armor and froze Floria in a solid block of ice.
    • If ice did not float, all bodies of water would freeze from the bottom up, becoming solid masses of ice and destroying all life in them.
    • By morning the water had frozen solid, encasing the scope in a block of ice.
    • That way the mixture will freeze quicker, preventing ice from crystallizing and giving you a smoother product.
    • It was crystallized and covered in a cover of solid ice.
    • It is a solid river of ice broken into huge blocks, thrust downwards by a glacier or very large Yeti.
    • At night, his hands and feet are cold as blocks of ice.
    • For example, a solid substance like ice is composed of water molecules that are bound relatively close together and neatly ordered.
    • Eventually they learnt to leave a full bucket of water outdoors until it had frozen solid and then hollow out the block of ice.
    • It was mid-February, a frigid cold day where ice had frozen on the bus windows, and by the end of the ride you couldn't feel your toes.
  • 2

    • 2.1US (sherbet)

      sorbete masculine
      helado de agua masculine Southern Cone
      nieve feminine Mexico
      • An ice cream van which sold ices to fellow challengers during the 25-day trip also made it to the African destination.
      • Remember that frosty ice drink you loved as a child which left your tongue bright orange or blue?
      • You are really looking at water ices appearing in the 1660s, and cream ices appearing in the 18th century.
      • Manfully, I choose from the small list of ices and sorbets a Trufito.
      • Oh, and there's treacle tart or very creamy home-made ices for pudding.
      • On the ice cream front I managed to get by with only two tubs of vanilla ice, two of orange sorbet, one portion of rose, two of pear, and 500 ml of mango.
      • The ices at Corrado Costanzo in Noto, Sicily, are arguably the best you can find anywhere in the world.
      • The apple sorbet is as refreshing an ice as you could hope to taste.
      • Unwilling to tear ourselves away from the view, we spent another half-hour on the ice nougat with rum and raisin raspberry coulis.
      • Water ices appeared in Europe in the 1660s and ices made with sweetened milk first appeared in Naples in 1664.
      • Try serving ices and sorbets in flower-studded ‘ice-bowls’.

    • 2.2British (ice cream)

      helado masculine

  • 3dated, slang

    (masculine plural) pedruscos informal
    (masculine plural) brillantes
    • The pricey drink comes with just one piece of ice: a diamond.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (drink) enfriar
    (by adding ice cubes) ponerle hielo a
  • 2

    (cake) bañar

    con fondant

  • 3

    (victory) asegurar US informal
  • 4

    (puck) lanzar hasta el otro extremo de la pista