Definitions for icebergˈaɪs bɜrg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. iceberg, berg(noun)

    a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier

  2. crisphead lettuce, iceberg lettuce, iceberg(noun)

    lettuce with crisp tightly packed light-green leaves in a firm head

    "iceberg is still the most popular lettuce"


  1. iceberg(Noun)

    A huge mass of ocean-floating ice which has broken off a glacier or ice shelf

    The Titanic hit an iceberg and sank.

  2. Origin: From Eisberg, compound of Eis “ice” + Berg “mountain”. First used to describe a glacier as seen at a distance from a ship then used as a term to describe the floating chunks of ice broken off from such glaciers. Compare ijsberg, isbjerg, / isberg, Welsh eisberg.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Iceberg(noun)

    a large mass of ice, generally floating in the ocean

  2. Origin: [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. iisbierg, Sw. isberg, properly, a mountain of ice. See Ice, and Berg.]


  1. Iceberg

    An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water. It may subsequently become frozen into pack ice. As it drifts into shallower waters, it may come into contact with the seabed, a process referred to as seabed gouging by ice.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Valerie Jarrett:

    That number is the tip of the iceberg.

  2. Giovanni Olivieri:

    We're afraid this is the tip of the iceberg.

  3. Anastasia Lin:

    I think people should know about it. My story is just the tip of (the) iceberg.

  4. David Cockfield:

    This may be only the tip of the iceberg. You're going to see this continue and develop.

  5. Siddharth Astir:

    A Conspiracy is like an Iceberg........there is a lot more to it than what meets the eye

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