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"


  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.

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Icebergnoun

    a large mass of ice, generally floating in the ocean

    Etymology: [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.

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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  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. Anas Aremeyaw Anas:

    What you have seen in Ghana is a tip of the iceberg. The story is now beginning to unfold and within the next two-three weeks I am sure you're going to start reading the impact.

  2. Valerie Jarrett:

    That number is the tip of the iceberg.

  3. Del Rio:

    I feel like the Titanic. We have hit the iceberg, and were trying to make decisions of what time should we have the band play, we need to focus on whats important. Whats important right now is we need to control this virus. Not having fall sports this year, in controlling this virus, would be to me the No. 1 priority.

  4. Journalist Senan Molony:

    We are looking at the exact area where the iceberg stuck, and we appear to have a weakness or damage to the hull in that specific place, before she even left Belfast.

  5. Ben Cardin:

    This is just the tip of the iceberg of the problems we've been having.

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