glacial

  • 1 glacial — glacial, iale [ glasjal ] adj. • v. 1390; lat. glacialis, de glacies → glace 1 ♦ Qui a la température de la glace, qui pénètre d un froid très vif. Air, vent glacial. Nuit glaciale d hiver. Des hivers glacials ou rare glaciaux. Zone glaciale,… …

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  • 2 glacial — GLACIÁL, Ă, glaciali, e, adj. (livr.) 1. De gheaţă, rece ca gheaţa, care îngheaţă. 2. fig. (Despre acţiuni, manifestări ale oamenilor) Lipsit de orice căldură, bunăvoinţă, prietenie; distant, rece. [pr.: ci al] – Din fr. glacial, lat. glacialis.… …

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  • 3 Glacial — Gla cial, a. [L. glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F. glacial.] 1. Pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena. Lyell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Resembling ice; having the …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 glacial — adjetivo 1. De hielo o que parece producido por el hielo: frío glacial, viento glacial, mar glacial, temperatura glacial. Hace una noche glacial. 2. [Zona terrestre o marítima] que está situada dentro de los círculos polares: regiones glaciales.… …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 5 glacial — glacial, ale (gla si al, a l ) adj. 1°   Qui glace, qui est très froid. Vent, air glacial. •   Il eut d abord à s avancer sur une route glissante, encombrée de bagages et de fuyards, contre un vent violent soufflant en face et au travers d une… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 6 glacial — ‘Extremadamente frío’, referido normalmente a clima, o a las zonas o períodos en que hace este tipo de clima: «¿Cuál es el origen de ese descenso de la temperatura y, por tanto, del inicio de una época glacial?» (GaRamos Fósiles [Esp. 1987]). Se… …

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  • 7 glacial — [glā′shəl; ] chiefly Brit [, glā′sē əl] adj. [L glacialis, icy, frozen < glacies, ice < IE * glag , partial redupl. of base * gel , to freeze > COLD] 1. of or like ice or glaciers 2. of or produced by a glacier or a glacial epoch or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 glacial — (Del lat. glaciālis). 1. adj. Helado, muy frío. 2. Que hace helar o helarse. 3. Frío, desafecto, desabrido. 4. Geogr. Dicho de la tierra o del mar: Que está en las zonas glaciales. ☛ V. ácido acético glacial, zona glacial …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 9 glacial — 1650s, cold, icy, from Fr. glacial, from L. glacialis icy, frozen, full of ice, from glacies ice, probably from PIE root *gel cold (Cf. L. gelu frost; see COLD (Cf. cold)). Geological sense apparently coined in 1846 by British naturalist Edward… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 glacial — [adj1] extremely cold antarctic, arctic, biting, bitter, chill, chilly, cool, freezing, frigid, frosty, frozen, gelid, icy, nippy, piercing, polar, raw, wintry; concept 605 Ant. hot, warm glacial [adj2] unfriendly aloof, antagonistic, chill, cold …

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  • 11 glacial — adj. 2 g. 1. Frio como gelo; gelado; transformado em gelo; que transforma em gelo. 2. Que congela. 3.  [Figurado] Reservado, frio. 4. Sem expressão. 5.  [Brasil] [Botânica] Planta hortense.   • Confrontar: glaciar …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 12 glacial — arctic, icy, gelid, frigid, freezing, frosty, *cold, cool, chilly …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 glacial — glacial, glacier The standard pronunciations in BrE are glay shǝl and glas eer respectively; in AmE they are glay shǝl and glay shǝr …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 glacial — Glacial, [glaci]ale. adj. Glacé, n est en usage qu au feminin & en ces phrases, Mer glaciale. zone glaciale, pour signifier, La mer qui est sous le pole, la zone qui enferme le Pole Arctique, ou Antarctique …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 15 glacial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to ice, especially in the form of glaciers. 2) extremely cold or unfriendly; icy. DERIVATIVES glacially adverb. ORIGIN Latin glacialis icy , from glacies ice …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 glacial — (Del lat. glacialis < glacies, hielo.) ► adjetivo 1 Que es helado o muy frío: ■ los países nórdicos tienen un clima glacial. SINÓNIMO gélido 2 Que hiela: ■ estos días ha hecho un frío glacial. SINÓNIMO helador 3 Se aplica a la persona o a la… …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 17 glacial — [[t]gle͟ɪʃ(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Glacial means relating to or produced by glaciers or ice. [TECHNICAL] ...a true glacial landscape with U shaped valleys. ...rising sea levels at the end of the last glacial period. 2) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) …

    English dictionary

  • 18 glacial — glacially, adv. /glay sheuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to glaciers or ice sheets. 2. resulting from or associated with the action of ice or glaciers: glacial terrain. 3. characterized by the presence of ice in extensive masses or glaciers. 4.… …

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  • 19 glacial — adjective Etymology: Latin glacialis, from glacies Date: 1656 1. suggestive of ice: as a. extremely cold ; frigid < a glacial wind > b. devoid of warmth and cordiality < a glacial handshake > c. coldly imperturbable …

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  • 20 GLACIAL — ALE. adj. Glacé, qui est extrêmement froid. Vent, air glacial. Il n a point de pluriel au masculin.  Mer Glaciale, Mer qui est vers le pôle et qui est pleine de glaces. Zone glaciale, La zone qui enferme le pôle arctique ou le pôle antarctique.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)