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ICE Tweet Definition of ICE Like Definition of ICE on Facebook
initialismorice
  1. In Case of Emergency
  2. InterCityExpress?
  3. internal combustion engine
  4. in-car entertainment
ice fishing Tweet Definition of ice fishing Like Definition of ice fishing on Facebook
noun
  1. the sport of fishing through a hole cut in the ice
ice hockey Tweet Definition of ice hockey Like Definition of ice hockey on Facebook
noun
  1. A form of hockey played on an ice rink with a puck rather than ball.
ice skate Tweet Definition of ice skate Like Definition of ice skate on Facebook
noun
  1. a light boot, fitted with a blade, used for skating on ice
ignoble Tweet Definition of ignoble Like Definition of ignoble on Facebook
adjective
  1. Not noble; plebian; common.
  2. Not honorable.
illegal Tweet Definition of illegal Like Definition of illegal on Facebook
noun
  1. (colloquial) An illegal immigrant.
adjective
  1. Contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law.
  2. Not permitted by rules
Moving a pawn backward is an move in chess.
  1. (context, stamp-collecting, of an issue printed for collectors) Totally fictitious, and often issued on behalf of a non-existent territory or country.
  2. (context, of an immigrant) Being an illegal immigrant; residing in a country illegally.
impost Tweet Definition of impost Like Definition of impost on Facebook
noun
  1. a tax, tariff or duty etc. that is imposed
  2. the weight that must be carried by a horse in a race, the handicap.
incomplete Tweet Definition of incomplete Like Definition of incomplete on Facebook
noun
  1. Something incomplete.
  2. A designation of being incomplete.
He got four incompletes out of five courses last semester.
adjective
  1. Not complete; not filled up; not finished; not having all its parts, or not having them all adjusted; imperfect; defective.
  2. (botany) Of a flower, wanting any of the usual floral organs.
infield Tweet Definition of infield Like Definition of infield on Facebook
noun
  1. (cricket) the region of the field roughly bounded by the wicket keeper, slips, gully, point, cover, mid off, mid on, midwicket and square leg
  2. (baseball) the region of the field roughly bounded by the home plate, first base, second base and third base
They covered the with a tarp when it started to rain.
  1. (baseball) (italbrac, as a modifier, functioning as an adjective) of an event, happening in the infield
Jones ran out an single.
  1. the area inside a racetrack or running track
"Gasoline Alley" is in the at Indy.
  1. a constrained scope or area
Let"s keep this problem in the .
infielder Tweet Definition of infielder Like Definition of infielder on Facebook
noun
  1. (baseball) A player that plays in the infield, which is the inner portion of the field
    The run in to field the bunt.
inning Tweet Definition of inning Like Definition of inning on Facebook
noun (plural:innings)
  1. (baseball) A period of play in which members of a visiting baseball team attempt to hit a baseball pitched by the opposing home team until three players are called out, followed by a similar attempt by members of the home baseball team against the visiting team's pitching. There are nine or more innings in a regulation baseball game.
It is a baseball tradition to sing "Take Me Out To the Ball Game" during the seventh stretch.
  1. (Softball) A similar period of play.
We batted around in our half of the .
  1. A chance or opportunity to perform some deed or act.
We are in just the second of our quest to enter this new market.
inside Tweet Definition of inside Like Definition of inside on Facebook
noun
  1. The interior or inner part.
The of the building has been extensively restored.
  1. The side of a curved road, racetrack etc. that has the shorter arc length; the side of a racetrack nearer the interior of the course or some other point of reference.
The car in front drifted wide on the bend, so I darted up the to take the lead.
  1. (colloquial) (in plural) The interior organs of the body, especially the guts.
Eating that stuff will damage your insides.
adjective
  1. Originating from or arranged by someone inside an organisation.
The reporter had received information about the forthcoming takeover.
The robbery was planned by the security guard: it was an job.
  1. (baseball) A pitch that is toward the batter as it crosses home plate.
The first pitch is ... just a bit .
  1. Nearer to the interior of a running track, horse racing course etc.
Because of the tighter bend, it's harder to run in an lane.
adverb
  1. Within or towards the interior of something, especially a building.
It started raining, so I went .
insurance Tweet Definition of insurance Like Definition of insurance on Facebook
noun
  1. A means of indemnity against occurrence of a uncertain event.
The car was totalled, but fortunately I had .
  1. The business of providing insurance.
After five years in banking, I switched to .
  1. Metaphoric: Any attempt to anticipate an unfavorable event.
The sky was clear, but I took my umbrella for .
  1. Blackjack: A bet made after the deal, which pays off if the dealer has blackjack.
I only take if the count is right.
intercept Tweet Definition of intercept Like Definition of intercept on Facebook
noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. An interception of a radio broadcast or a telephone call.
  2. An interception of a missile.
  3. (alggeom) The coordinate of the point at which a curve intersects an axis.
verb
  1. (transitive) To stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion).
  2. (context, transitive, sports) To gain possession of (the ball) in a ball game.
iron Tweet Definition of iron Like Definition of iron on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, uncountable) A metallic chemical element having atomic number 26, and symbol Fe.
  2. (context, countable) A tool or appliance made of metal, which is heated and then used to transfer heat to something else; most often a thick piece of metal fitted with a handle and having a flat, roughly triangular bottom, which is heated and used to press wrinkles from clothing, and now usually containing an electrical heating apparatus.
  3. (context, usually plural, irons) Shackles.
  4. (slang) A handgun.
  5. (context, uncountable) A dark shade of the colour/color silver.
  6. (context, Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from iron hoof, rhyming with poof; countable, offensive, ) A male homosexual.
verb
  1. (transitive) To pass an iron over (clothing or some other item made of cloth) in order to remove creases.
adjective (more iron, most iron)
  1. {not comparable} Made of the metal iron.
  2. (context, figuratively) Strong (as of will), inflexible.
She had an iron will.
He held on with an iron grip.
isometric Tweet Definition of isometric Like Definition of isometric on Facebook
noun
  1. A line connecting isometric points.
adjective
  1. Of, or exhibiting equality in dimensions
  2. Of, or being a geometric system of three equal axes lying at right angles to each other (especially in crystallography).
  3. (physiology) Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle remains the same
  4. (physics) (of a thermodynamic process) taking place at constant volume because of being confined by rigid boundaries

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