a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier
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lettuce with crisp tightly packed light-green leaves in a firm head
"iceberg is still the most popular lettuce"
A huge mass of ocean-floating ice which has broken off a glacier or ice shelf
The Titanic hit an iceberg and sank.
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.
a large mass of ice, generally floating in the ocean
Origin: [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. iisbierg, Sw. isberg, properly, a mountain of ice. See Ice, and Berg.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
īs′bėrg, n. a mountain or huge mass of floating ice. [From Scand., Norw., and Sw. isberg. See ice and berg=mountain.]
The numerical value of iceberg in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of iceberg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A Conspiracy is like an Iceberg........there is a lot more to it than what meets the eye
If auditors can’t locate an average of 180 computers per DOE location, this may be just the tip of the iceberg.
[He was] a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.
Most of the professional blood donors are drug abusers, i think these cases are probably the tip of the iceberg. It is a scandal.
It's just the tip of the iceberg. How many others were displaced and never reached the border? Very many more. This tremendous wave of violence, Latin America has to deal with it and the world has to help.
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- جبل جليدي, جبل جليدArabic
- mynydd iâ, eisbergWelsh
- Eisberg, Ice BergGerman
- banquisa, témpano, iceberg, témpano de hieloSpanish
- iceberg, izozmendiBasque
- آیسبرگ, یخکوهPersian
- iceberg, montagne de glaceFrench
- eigh-bheinnScottish Gaelic
- קַרְחוֹן יַמִּיHebrew
- gunung esIndonesian
- borgarísjaki, ísjakiIcelandic
- 氷山, 빙산Korean
- санта, санта мразMacedonian
- isfjell, isbergNorwegian
- góra lodowaPolish
- icebergue, icebergPortuguese
- санта, santa leda, санта леда, sȃntaSerbo-Croatian
- ľadovec, kryhaSlovak
- buzdağı, aysbergTurkish
- núi băng trôiVietnamese
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