Definition of Igloo

1. Noun. An Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome.

Exact synonyms: Iglu
Generic synonyms: Hovel, Hut, Hutch, Shack, Shanty



Definition of Igloo

1. n. An Eskimo snow house.

Definition of Igloo

1. Noun. A dome-shaped Inuit shelter, constructed of blocks cut from snow. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the sea ice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Igloo

1. an Eskimo dwelling [n -LOOS]

Medical Definition of Igloo

1. 1. An Eskimo snow house. 2. A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the ice. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Igloo

igapo
igapos
igarape
igarapes
igasuric
igasurine
igasurines
igged
iggied
iggies
igging
iggs
iggy
iggying
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igloo (current term)
igloolike
igloos
iglu
iglus
ignaro
ignaroes
ignaros
ignatia
ignatias
ignatius bean
igneal
igneous
igneous rock
ignescent

Literary usage of Igloo

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1. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"Upon the surface of the solid ic«, which is covered with snow, the prospective mother constructs an igloo for her progeny. She scrapes off the snow until ..."

2. Has the North Pole Been Discovered?: An Analytical and Synthetical Review of by Thomas F. Hall (1917)
""April 4, 4 am reached eighteenth igloo. Held up by water. Had a sleep. Noon walked to lead, ... About midnight reached the sixteenth igloo, where we slept. ..."

3. Arctic Researches, and Life Among the Esquimaux: Being the Narrative of an by Charles Francis Hall (1865)
"At midnight I heard footsteps within the passage-way to our igloo. ... I had allowed my poor starving dog " Merok" to sleep within the igloo that night, ..."

4. A Tenderfoot with Peary by George Borup (1911)
"CHAPTER VII PHOTOGRAPHING ON BOARD — igloo BUILDING—SLEDGING TO CAPE COLUMBIA T HADN'T been on the ... Over the main hatch they had built a large igloo. ..."

5. New Ideas for Out of Doors: The Field and Forest Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1906)
"If The Site Chosen for the igloo THE GROUND PLAN" igloo ... After Building an igloo, Fig. 443- as described above, if you are still ambitious to do more in ..."

6. Life with the Esquimaux: The Narrative of Captain Charles Francis Hall of by Charles Francis Hall (1864)
"Rough Travelling overland—High Cliffs—Descent of the Sledge on to the frozen Sea—Camp on the Ice—First Night in an igloo—Dangerous Travelling— Second Night ..."

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