noun (plural igloos) Etymology: Inuit iglu house Date: 1856 1. an Eskimo house usually made of sod, wood, or stone when permanent or of blocks of snow or ice in the shape of a dome when built for temporary purposes 2. a building or structure shaped like a dome

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  • igloo — ou iglou [ iglu ] n. m. • 1865; mot esquimau « maison » ♦ Abri en forme de dôme, construit avec des blocs de glace ou de neige préalablement découpés. Des igloos, des iglous. ● igloo ou iglou nom masculin (anglais igloo, de l esquimau iglo,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Igloo — Ig loo, n. 1. An Eskimo snow house. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the ice. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • igloo — → iglú …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • igloo — (n.) 1824, Canadian English, from an Eskimo word for house, dwelling (Cf. Greenlandic igdlo house ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • igloo — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. iglo a. {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rzad. {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}}iglu] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} okrągły, kopulasty domek zbudowany z brył twardego, zlodowaciałego śniegu lub lodu, wysoki na ok. 2 m, mający… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • igloo — ► NOUN ▪ a dome shaped Eskimo house, typically built from blocks of solid snow. ORIGIN Inuit, house …   English terms dictionary

  • igloo — [ig′lo͞o΄] n. pl. igloos [Esk igdlu, snow house] 1. an Eskimo house or hut, usually dome shaped and built of blocks of packed snow 2. any dome shaped building, esp. one used for storage …   English World dictionary

  • Igloo — L intérieur d un igloo en Alaska, dessiné en 1916 Plan de coupe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Igloo — An igloo (Inuit language: iglu , Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᒡᓗ, house , plural: iglooit or igluit , but in English commonly igloos ), translated sometimes as snowhouse, is the Inuit word for house or habitation, [cite… …   Wikipedia

  • igloo — /ig looh/, n., pl. igloos. 1. an Eskimo house, being a dome shaped hut usually built of blocks of hard snow. 2. Informal. any dome shaped construction thought to resemble an igloo: immense silos topped with steel igloos. 3. Mil. a dome shaped… …   Universalium

  • igloo — UK [ˈɪɡluː] / US [ˈɪɡlu] noun [countable] Word forms igloo : singular igloo plural igloos a building made from snow or ice …   English dictionary

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