Definitions for icebergˈaɪs bɜrg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ice•bergˈaɪs bɜrg(n.)

  1. a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier and carried out to sea.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. an emotionally cold person.

    Category: Informal

Idioms for iceberg:

  1. tip of the iceberg,the first hint or revelation of a more complex situation.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of iceberg:

1765–75; < D ijsberg

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. iceberg(noun)ˈaɪs bɜrg

    a large mass of ice floating in the ocean


  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


  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.

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a huge mass of ice floating in the sea.

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