Translation of ice in Spanish:


hielo, n.

Pronunciation /aɪs/ /ʌɪs/

See Spanish definition of hielo


  • 1

    (frozen water) hielo masculine
    (crystal/cave) (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!
    • Her foot broke through a patch of brittle ice to black frozen mud below.
    • In a matter of seconds, the toxarin was frozen into a solid block of ice.
    • A blue beam shot out of my armor and froze Floria in a solid block of ice.
    • Then the world became cold and lifeless, and froze into solid ice.
    • 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.
    • Chenu reached over and touched it, and sure enough, it was a solid block of ice.
    • It is a solid river of ice broken into huge blocks, thrust downwards by a glacier or very large Yeti.
    • 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.
    • For example, a solid substance like ice is composed of water molecules that are bound relatively close together and neatly ordered.
    • 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.
    • The crystallization process is somewhat similar to how water freezes and ice crystals form.
    • Eventually they learnt to leave a full bucket of water outdoors until it had frozen solid and then hollow out the block of ice.
    • To keep food cool in summer we had an ice chest for which blocks of ice were transported from town.
    • 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.
    • It froze into solid, treacherous ice when the temperature dropped again at night.
    • The air was still, the rocks frosted and frozen and ice crystals decorated every boulder.
    • 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.
    • At night, his hands and feet are cold as blocks of ice.
    • It was crystallized and covered in a cover of solid ice.
  • 2

    • 2.1US (sherbet)

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

    • 2.2British (ice cream)

      helado masculine

  • 3 slang, dated

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

transitive verb

  • 1

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

    (cake) (con fondant) bañar
    • If they can't wait long enough to ice fairy cakes, have some extra that can be eaten immediately.
    • I slammed the kitchen door on the pair of them and set about icing my cake.
    • England, however, made the fatal error of believing this advance publicity - and in their haste, they tried to ice their cake before it had had time to cool.
    • Brown polished it off, helping English to a battling 75 before icing the cake with a fierce drive through mid-wicket towards the nearest hedge.
    • There were examples of mothers who iced cakes, kept chickens, and (as with the women graduates) took in laundry and lodgers to help with finance.
    • Bake shop students, SAs Daniel Herzog and Jesus Collazo get a close look at the proper way to ice a cake.
    • She poured three glasses of milk, and then went to help her mother ice the cake.
    • Laying the road surfaces has been compared to icing a cake.
    • David even has a job icing cakes in a supermarket to supplement the family's income.
    • The hot-cross buns are still iced by hand in the bakery, and the produce comes primarily from local growers in season.
    • Turn the layers out onto cake racks to cool thoroughly before icing the cake.
    • Using a fine nozzle, the design is extruded onto the surface in a manner a bit like icing a cake.
    • Be sure and save a fair amount of frosting in the bowls for icing the cookies themselves.
    • I was fully prepared to ice cupcakes for the rest of my life, and never speak about this again.
    • There will also be a demonstration on cake icing and decorating.
    • For £1m they suggested buying your own Mediterranean island and icing your wedding cake with solid gold.
    • This cake can also be iced: melt together 150g dark chocolate with 150 ml double cream and 25g butter.
    • And with a couple of minutes left, Moffett iced the Damolly cake.
    • Back in November, I made my own Christmas cake, and iced it mid-December.
    • When cool, ice with chocolate icing and cut into squares.
  • 3

    (victory) asegurar US informal
    • Her three-point play with 1: 31 left iced the Huskies' victory over Oklahoma in San Antonio.
    • Detroit has iced a contender in each of the past dozen years.
  • 4

    (puck) lanzar hasta el otro extremo de la pista