Definitions for icebergˈaɪs bɜrg
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier and carried out to sea.
Category: Geography (terms)
an emotionally cold person.
Idioms for iceberg:
tip of the iceberg,the first hint or revelation of a more complex situation.
Origin of iceberg:
1765–75; < D ijsberg
a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large mass of ice floating in the ocean
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
Translations for iceberg
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a huge mass of ice floating in the sea.
- جَبَل جَليديArabic
- icebergPortuguese (BR)
- plovoucí ledovecCzech
- der EisbergGerman
- کوه یخ شناور در آبFarsi
- ledena santa, ledenjakCroatian
- gunung esIndonesian
- hafís, borgarísjakiIcelandic
- gunung aisMalay
- góra lodowaPolish
- کوه یخ شناور در آبPersian
- ديخى يوه لويه ټوټه چې ديخچال څخه جداشوى او داوبو پرمخ ګرځىPashto
- ledena goraSlovenian
- ledeni bregSerbian
- buzdağı, aysbergTurkish
- 冰山Chinese (Trad.)
- برفانی تودہUrdu
- tảng băngVietnamese
- 冰山Chinese (Simp.)
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