frozen vs icy what difference

what is difference between frozen and icy

English

Etymology

From Middle English frozen, frosen, ifrozen, variant of froren, ifroren (“frozen”; > see frorn), past participle of Middle English fresen, freosen (to freeze).

Morphologically froze +‎ -n.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɹəʊzən/
  • Rhymes: -əʊzən

Adjective

frozen (comparative more frozen, superlative most frozen)

  1. Having undergone the process of freezing; in ice form.
  2. Immobilized.
  3. (of a bank account or assets) In a state such that transactions are not allowed.
  4. (grammar) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Derived terms

  • deep-frozen
  • frozen food

Translations

Verb

frozen

  1. past participle of freeze
    The mammoth was frozen shortly after death.


English

Alternative forms

  • icey (rare)
  • ycie (obsolete)

Etymology

ice +‎ -y; cf. Old English īsiġ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪsi/

Adjective

icy (comparative icier, superlative iciest)

  1. Pertaining to, resembling, or abounding in ice; cold; frosty.
  2. Covered with ice, wholly or partially.
  3. Characterized by coldness of manner; frigid; cold.
    • 2009, Sharon Kendrick, The Desert Princes Bundle: The Sheikh’s English Bride
      Gone was the gleam of desire, and the teasingly provocative remarks, and Alexa realised the truth in the saying that indifference was death. His demeanour was haughty and icy towards her.
  4. (US, slang) To be wearing an excessive amount of jewelry, especially of the high-quality and expensive kind.

Related terms

  • icily
  • iciness

Translations

References

  • icy in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • icy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • CyI

Middle French

Adverb

icy

  1. here

Descendants

  • French: ici

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