What does Iceberg mean?

Definitions for Iceberg
ˈaɪs bɜrgice·berg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. iceberg, bergnoun

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

  2. crisphead lettuce, iceberg lettuce, icebergnoun

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

    "iceberg is still the most popular lettuce"

Wiktionary

  1. icebergnoun

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

    The Titanic hit an iceberg and sank.

  2. Etymology: 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.

Wikipedia

  1. Iceberg

    An iceberg is a piece of freshwater ice more than 15 m long that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open (salt) water. Smaller chunks of floating glacially-derived ice are called "growlers" or "bergy bits". The sinking of the Titanic in 1912 led to the formation of the International Ice Patrol in 1914. Much of an iceberg is below the surface, which led to the expression "tip of the iceberg" to illustrate a small part of a larger unseen issue. Icebergs are considered a serious maritime hazard. Icebergs vary considerably in size and shape. Icebergs that calve from glaciers in Greenland are often irregularly shaped while Antarctic ice shelves often produce large tabular (table top) icebergs. The largest iceberg in recent history, named B-15, was measured at nearly 300 by 40 kilometres (186 by 25 mi) in 2000. The largest iceberg on record was an Antarctic tabular iceberg measuring 335 by 97 kilometres (208 by 60 mi) sighted 240 kilometres (150 mi) west of Scott Island, in the South Pacific Ocean, by the USS Glacier on November 12, 1956. This iceberg was larger than Belgium.

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  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 salt water. They vary in size, ranging from very small (less as 1 meter across) to extremely large, potentially the size of small countries. Most of its mass is underwater, often leading to the metaphor "tip of the iceberg" to denote a small visible part of a much larger, hidden entity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Icebergnoun

    a large mass of ice, generally floating in the ocean

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

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Iceberg

    īs′bėrg, n. a mountain or huge mass of floating ice. [From Scand., Norw., and Sw. isberg. See ice and berg=mountain.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. iceberg

    An insulated mountain of ice, whether on Arctic lands or floating in the sea. Some have been known to be aground in 120 fathoms water, and rise to the height of 150 feet above it. Cook's obtaining fresh water from floating icebergs was not a new discovery. The Hudson's Bay ships had long made use of it; and in July, 1585, Captain Davis met with ice "which melted into very good fresh water."

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Iceberg in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Iceberg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Iceberg in a Sentence

  1. Giovanni Olivieri:

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

  2. Dave Limp:

    It will take us years to get more and more conversational, but this breakthrough is very big for us, tip of the iceberg.

  3. Pastor Gordon:

    And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

  4. Xiangmin Liu:

    The anonymity afforded by virtual assets is being exploited by serious criminals, these activities are likely to be growing quickly, as law enforcement agencies are only seeing the tip of the iceberg.

  5. Shi Zhengli:

    The unknown viruses that we have discovered are actually just the tip of the iceberg, if we want to protect humans from viruses or avoid a second outbreak of new infectious diseases, we must go in advance to learn of these unknown viruses carried by wild animals in nature and then give early warnings. If we dont study [ the viruses ], there will possibly be another outbreak, she added. Shi Zhengli is seen inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, on February 23, 2017. ( AFP via Getty Images) A renowned virologist, Shi is best known for her work with bat coronaviruses at her lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology( WIV). She discovered the natural bat reservoir for the SARS pathogen that spread in southern China from 2002 to 2003. Rumors in mid-April claimed that Shi had been.

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